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Project Management

Maturity and Standardization

What are some issues that project managers need to be mindful of during the final stages of projects? What does the term "maturity" mean in project management? What is the purpose of standardization and how does it play a role in protecting project stakeholders?

Using Budgeting Plans to Track and Compare Actual Data

What are some of the ways that a project manager can use budgeting plans to track and compare actual data on project progress? In what sense is some cost reporting not reflective of the actual work performed? How can a project manager remedy this situation?

Understanding the Critical Path

(1) Why is it critical to the success of the project to understand the critical path? (2) Can there be more than one critical path in a given project schedule? (3) How would you monitor and control your project schedule? (4) Why is it important to know the ES, LS, EF, and LF of a given project? (5) How would you use this data wh

Establishing Project Objectives

Establishing a project objective is a critical component to the project. Why do you think this is critical? What happens if a project objective is not clearly stated or known?

The Project Charter and Scope Statement

Why are the Project Charter and Project Scope Statement artifacts critical to the success of a project? Describe some of the key elements of these artifacts.

The Inner-workings of a Project

As organizations set their business strategy or establish their goals, there are new needs identified. Recognizing organizations may have a number of different needs, there are many projects to consider. How are projects selected? Why do you think it is important to evaluate potential projects before proceeding with implementati

Key Stakeholders.

You have been appointed as a project manager for a high dollar project for the public sector and you have been asked by your boss to identify the stakeholder groups and the individuals who make up those groups in order to start the stakeholder analysis. Identify at least six groups of stakeholders and the individuals who compris

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace issues

Different countries may have different laws and maybe some of their safety standards may be lower than ours. But, by the same token, when OSHA requires roofing contractors who have been climbing ladders for 20 years to attend ladder class - maybe we have gone too far. So, where do you draw the line? Child labor may be an obvi

Conflict Resolution

What are some types of conflicts that could occur on a project, and how might a project manager facilitate the resolution of conflicts?

Information Systems

I need some help with these questions: 1. What types of project staffing skills have been identified as important for successful IT project managers? 2. What information is typically included in an initial IT project request? In a project charter? 3. What is a work breakdown analysis, and why is this concept important?

Communication in Project Management

Just as deciding how to communicate with your key stakeholders is important, listening to your key stakeholders is important for effective communication. How can you improve your listening skills?

Project Management: How Long Will the Project Take?

You currently work for a retail store that carries basic household goods, some groceries and health and beauty products. The store is located in a small community (approximately 5,000 total residents) in which you live and is looking to expand its operations in some way. For this assignment, you are required to develop a major p

IT management changes Leslie should request for success

Can you hep me with the following: Based on the information below, what IT management changes should Leslie request that would likely increase the success of the IT acquisition projects? Explain for each change why it would likely increase IT project success. Leslie has a successful track record in managing IT acquisition

Risk Matrix

What is a risk matrix and how can it help with the process of identifying and assessing project risks?

Project Requirements Document

Imagine that you have been selected as the PM for a process or product improvement activity or the design of a new product or service in your organization. Write a Project Requirements Document for this project that answers the following items: a. A description of the problem or opportunity b. Impact or effects of t

Project Risk Management in Project Planning

1. Why should all projects include risk in their project planning? What are some of the drawbacks if risks are not considered? 2. What does project risk management mean in the context of project management? Describe project risk management as a component of the project management process.

Project in businesses

Define projects in project management and why are so many businesses reorganizing to include them?

Project Management Methology

Please help with the following problem. As a project manager to build a new data center for XXX Inc., how do you estimate this project's costs? This is the first time that your company is bidding on this project and there is no historical data available to use. Suggest three methodologies that you will use to estimate the co

Total Cost for Project Completion

Please reference the attachment. Given the project information shown below in the network and time/cost table: (see attached file for diagram) Task Duration Fixed Cost Resource Resource Usage Cost/hour A (1,2) 7 $2,000 Jean 50% * $30 B (1,3) 10 $1,850 Julie 100% $40 C (2,3) 4 $1,260 David 100% $45 D (3,4)

Project Management Task

The G&E Company is preparing a bid to build the new 50,000 seat Greendale baseball stadium. The construction must start on Monday July 2, 2012, and be completed in time for the start of the 2015 season. A penalty clause of $10,000 per workday of delay beyond May 31, 2015 is written into the contract. Ben Keith, the president of