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Project Risk Paper: Discuss identification, ranking and monitoring of risks

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: Five types of risk, management techniques

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

Emotional Intelligence: Importance for Project Managers

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

Difference between IT and Traditional Project Managers

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

Project Charter Initial Analysis Provided

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

Project Completion Time

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.

Discuss a performance improvement project: Improvement, challenges

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?

Use of Contractors Increasing the Complexity of an IT Project

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.

Compare and Contrast Three Performance Measurements

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

Winsome Manufacturing Project Scope for new product

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

GE's Healthymagination Project

Visit General Electric's corporate website: 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.

Financial Statement Analysis Project

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

KNU Manufacturing Company Payroll System Development Project

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

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

Project Proposal Outline and Summary

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

Advantages and disadvantages of project management software

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 for K's Toys car production

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

Adding a New Product Line: Defining the Project

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?

AOA network diagram and MS 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

Project Management Skill: Ethical Implications

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.

Six levels of quality: Which is the most important?

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?

Project discussions and Request for Proposals (RFP)

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