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Implementing Organizational Initiatives - Project Managment

The chances of risk events occurring and their respective costs increasing change over the project life cycle. What is the significance of this phenomenon to a project manager? Can risk be eliminated if a project is carefully planned? Why or why not?

Project Management Questions

1. Discuss the importance of top management commitment and the development of standards for successful project management. Provide examples to illustrate the importance of these items based on your experience on any type of project. 2. Apply the four frames of organizations to an information technology project with which you

Project Management tools to determine cost and schedule variance.

The following project is at the end of its sixth week. Find the cost and schedule variances using the proportional earned value rule. Also find the CPI and SPI. Then find the critical ratio of the project using earned value calculations. Finally, calculate the ETC and EAC for the project. Complete in MS Word or excel.

Project Management

Briefly describe the first five points of the Project Scope Checklist in relation to your project: What are the project objectives? List the deliverables. Identify the milestones of the project. List the technical requirements. What are the limits and exclusions? Please include the following items in your example.

Word Problem

A project in its 26th week has an actual cost of $270,000. It was scheduled to have spent $261,000. For the work performed to date, the budgeted value is $272,000. What are the cost and schedule variances for the project? What are the SPI and CPI?

Project Management

How would you differentiate between scope creep and reacting to changing customer demand or changing marketplace?

Information Systems Questions

What elements need to be considered in developing a cost estimation for a project? How does a manager determine the feasibility of one technology alternative over another? Which skills do you think are most important for an information technology project manager? Can a project manager learn all of these skills, or are some

Describe a work-related situation you feel could be improved.

Describe a work-related situation you feel could be improved. For example, you want to streamline the process for reimbursing employees, or you want to create a high-tech website for your small business but have no experience in programming or graphic creation (Pick either the streamline process for reimbursing employees, or pic

Operations Management-Aggregate production planning

Plan production for a four-month period: February through May. For February and March, you should produce to exact demand forecast. For April and May, you should use overtime and inventory with a stable workforce; stable means that the number of workers needed for March will be held constant through May. However, government cons

Components of Quality

What constitutes "quality" in healthcare organization employees and why these are the essential components of staff quality.

Salary Administration

Based on Glenview Illustrate the wage and salary administration process, explain how compensation is administered jointly by human resources and managers in the organization. Answer the following questions: a. How often are pay raises given? Which employees are eligible? b. How frequently are formal performance evaluati

Software developers are fickle individuals, always wanting to try new languages, to "take them for a spin" so to speak. As a project manager, you are approached by a developer who is requesting to complete his current project using the newly-released Belchfire 500. What will your answer be, and why?

Software developers are fickle individuals, always wanting to try new languages, to "take them for a spin" so to speak. As a project manager, you are approached by a developer who is requesting to complete his current project using the newly-released Belchfire 500. What will your answer be, and why?

Important information about Project Closure

As a project manager, you may be asked to facilitate lessons learned as part of the project closure process. How would you facilitate this session, and what are some guidelines you would use? How would you incorporate the information gleaned from this session into future project plans and tools?

Project Evaluation, Reporting, and Termination

Project Evaluation, Reporting, and Termination Part 4 of the Project Management Plan measures project performance against cost and schedule criteria for each WBS element. This defines how earned value will be taken during the evaluation stage, and how the results of the evaluation will be reported, using cost/schedule control

Project management - budgets, schedules, etc.

What is the importance of a variance to a project budget, schedule, or specification? How does a PM find the root cause of a variance? Is there an acceptable variance? Is a variance ever acceptable? Why or why not?

Risk?

How can risk mitigation strategies be incorporated into the project planning process?

Project Management Communication

What are the critical elements of a communication plan? How do you develop a communication plan? How is the communication plan importance to a project?

Write a project plan: Description, mission, scope, measurement, management

Select a project that you would like to see implemented for an organization with which you are familiar. Write a Project Plan that includes the following: 1) A description of the project 2) The problem/result statement (What is the project going to solve or achieve?) 3) A mission justification (How does th

Project Management Task: Trade Show Plan

Task: Project Management Theory - Deliverable Length: 3-5 pages - Details: Your next step in the project management process is to create a work breakdown structure for the trade show. The WBS should include all the tasks and their dependencies. The result should be a project task list created using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

Manage

Why consider project management? Why is this particular process useful?

Phase 3 Individual Project

Excel Spreadsheets + 1-page letter To better understand the past two years, the vice president asks you to create a financial income statement and balance sheet for UFI for the combined years of 2004 and 2005. Use this information to calculate the following ratios: ? net margin ? return on investment ? return on equity

Project Help - Research Methodolgies & Resources Available

Executive management group has decided to market their top-selling product to brazil. As the marketing manager for this group, I have been asked to analyze the various research methodologies and resources available to me in Brazil. I have been asked to dentify which research methodologies and resources I should consider using in

Project Management/Budget

1. How important is coming up with a realistic project budget, and what is the function of the contingency factor in developing a budget? Be sure to include discussions on your views of "padding" the budget. Add a cite references to support your arguments.

Project Management

One member of your group had been late with her work the last few weeks and it is starting to create resentment from other project group members. You have spoken to her and found out that she's having family problems and she asked you to keep the information confidential. How would you handle the situation to ensure that the tea