Discuss the role of the project manager in the in-house development of a customized application. In what situations might both Information System managers and business managers serve as co-leaders of a project?
Given the following project to landscape a new building site. Activity Immediate Predecessor Activity duration(days) Resources used A: Get Plants - 2 X,Y B: Get flowers A 2 X C: Obtain soil A 3 X D: Obtain Fertilizer B,C 4 X,Y E: Select Labor D 3 W,X F: Set date D 1 W,X,Y
Assignment - Risk Paper #1 Write a paper regarding a project, either real or fictitious, where one is able to discuss how risks were identified, ranked, and monitored. The student is also welcome to write about a major purchase or major decision in one's life, such as buying a new car, buying a new home, or even the decision
Workplace Security Describe five types of risk and discuss management techniques for eliminating, reducing, or mitigating each type of risk type. For each risk type describe the process for analyzing needs identified through a risk assessment. They are Pure Risk, Dynamic Risk, Speculative Risk, Static Risk, and Inherent Ri
One of the measurements of leadership is the EQ (Emotional Intelligence) score. Anthony Mersino attempts to show the place of EQ with the project manager and states Emotional Intelligence is vital to Project Managers. Persons with high EQ seem to be more successful and effective at work. There are five dimensions of EQ. 1
All projects are constrained by three factors time, cost and scope and for a project to be successful all these three constraints must be in equilibrium and, without any doubt, if any one of the three is out balance the project is heading for delay/failure. Then what is the difference between IT project managers and traditio
Please develop a Project Charter based on the initial analysis provided. Use the template that is provided following the case study as a basis for your work. If the case study does not provide enough information for a particular section, you may "embellish" the case study with additional information sufficient to allow you to co
Given the following information for a one-year project, answer the following questions: Recall that PV is the planned value, EV is the earned value, AC is the actual cost, and BAC is the budget at completion. PV = $23,000; EV = $20,000; AC = $25,000; BAC - $120,000 What is the cost variance, schedule variance, cost performance index (CPI), and schedule performance index (SPI) for the project? How is the project doing? Is it ahead of schedule or behind schedule? Is it under budget or over budget? Use the CPI to calculate the estimate at completion (EAC) for this project. Is the project performing better or worse than planned? Use the schedule performance index (SPI) to estimate how long it will take to finish this project.
Given the following information for a one-year project, answer the following questions: Recall that PV is the planned value, EV is the earned value, AC is the actual cost, and BAC is the budget at completion. PV = $23,000; EV = $20,000; AC = $25,000; BAC - $120,000 What is the cost variance, schedule variance, cost performan
Consider the network in the attachment. 1. Compute the earliest start time (ES) of activity G using a forward pass. 2. Compute the project completion time. 3. Compute the latest finish time (LF) of activity B using a backward pass.
If a person has been certified by a Project Management certification body such as PMI, IPMA, AIPM, APM but has never been on an IT project team, would you even consider hiring that person to manage an IT project? Justify your answer.
Select any project (preferably IT) that you have participated in. Describe how well the project budget and schedule were controlled, and evaluate why you think this outcome occurred.
Discuss a performance improvement project you have been involved in or had knowledge of. What process was used to identify the need for an improvement and what steps were taken to work through the process to achieve the improvement? What challenges did you face along the way?
We know that the acquisition of software is not a simple process; whether we build it or buy it. On top of that some organizations choose to use contractors in the process of acquiring software. Why and how does the use of contractors increase the complexity of an IT project? Please include references.
Please provide assistance and ideas to compare and contrast at least three performance measurements. Discuss the importance of performance measurement within a project (APA format) If accessible, please follow these textbooks: Kerzner, H. (2006). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlli
You are a manager at Winsome Manufacturing Company, a company that produces plastic storage containers and sells them to the home consumer through home sales events. At the company's quarterly meeting, the head of marketing described a new product to be introduced in the first quarter of the next fiscal year, approximately nine
The course is Corporate Risk management. 1) I have to make a risk register but I only need help with the risk description: the expected outcome, and mitigation for the risk listed at the project level. Scenario: Mr. Pender is particularly interest in using the Amalgamated Power Company contract as the project level, s
Visit General Electric's corporate website: www.ge.com. In the company's citizenship section, research a GE produced report on one of its global initiatives. Summarize in detail the project's initiative. Discuss the potential positive and negative effects of the GE project on both GE and on the country in which it is located.
Primary: Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Competitor: Alaska Air Group (ALK) 1. Calculate the following ratios needed to assess liquidity and interpret the results. This should include the last 3 years of ratios for the company and the last 3 years of ratios for the competitor. What trends are there and what do you think the rea
Discuss some apparent advantages of operating an on-premises laundry. Do you see any disadvantages? Be specific with your analysis.
Access Project (attached) To: Analytics Consulting From: KNU Manufacturing Company Date: 9/6/2011 Re: Payroll System Development Project Comments: We appreciate your assistance in helping us to start creating a payroll system along with the appropriate queries, forms and reports that will meet our company's nee
A software project requires a complex set of actions and people interactions with diverse skills and knowledge. As also described by other posts, we often get this wrong from the very beginning i.e. the requirements phase and continue through a comedy of errors until the final disaster. Itââ?¬â?¢s quite disheartening real
Please provide assistance/guidance for an outline/short summary project proposal for a two week graduation college trip flying to Germany arriving September 22, 2012, then by train to France by September 26, 2012, followed by train to Italy on October 2, 2012. Trying to see the major sights in each of the countries, i.e., tour o
What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of using project management software such as MS Project to organize a project, specifically looking at the project scope checklist below. Project scope checklist 1. Project Objective 2. Deliverables 3. Milestones 4..Technical requirements 5. Limits and exclusions 6.
Prepare a 2012 production budget that meets the sales expectations. K's will begin January with no inventory for any product. It needs to be broken down by machine so that Stan and Kyle know what each of them needs to make on their machines. K's prefers to have all of the production completed the month before the products are to
The management situation: adding a new product line. SECTION ONE- Defining the Project: 1. What are the goal/objectives that you want to accomplish? 2. What tasks are needed? 3. Who will be responsible for major parts of the project? 4. What are the milestones of the project?
Week 5 - Individual Assignment Consider the table below, Network Diagram Data for a Small Project. All duration estimates or estimated times are in days; and the network proceeds from Node 1 to Node 9. 1. Draw an AOA network diagram representing the project. Put the node numbers in circles and draw arrows from node to node
The ability to read people and adapt your behavior to fit what will work most effectively with them is a good skill or talent for a leader to have. Why is this, especially for a project manager? Discuss the ethical implications of making people accountable for tasks over which you give them no authority.
Module 3 lists six levels of quality: 1. Specifications, 2. Design, 3. Production, 4. Final inspection and testing, 5. Performance in the field, and 6. Analysis of performance problems. Of these six, which do you consider to be the most important level of quality and why?
If the internal controls are deemed inadequate to support management assertions, the auditor will have to modify the audit program by include the management in gathering information concerning the internal control systems without impairing their objectivity or judgment. The auditor must perform procedures to obtain sufficient evidence regarding the operation and design of the internal control and therefore reduce the attestation risks to low levels. The auditor may consider the management's results and tests but not rely on them as principle evidence. In adequate management, assertion and documentation of internal controls may result to 'significant deficiency or material weakness'. We have been discussing some of the evidence that can be gathered in this class, but let me ask this: When is there enough evidence? For example, do you only gather evidence if there is an issue? But then how do you verify that you reviewed all evidence?
If the internal controls are deemed inadequate to support management assertions, the auditor will have to modify the audit program by include the management in gathering information concerning the internal control systems without impairing their objectivity or judgment. The auditor must perform procedures to obtain sufficient ev
What is an RFP, and how do analysts use one to gather information about hardware and system software? Discuss the reasons why organizations undertake information system projects. Do you have any experience as a team member in making "go/no go" type of project decisions? If so, why? If not, why not? How would you justify your