Organizational processes and systems continue to operate over months and years. However, organizations must also be prepared to change in response to changes in internal and external environments. Projects may also experience changes during the life cycle, particularly changes in scope or timelines. Consider the challenges of
Joe, the project manager of Highlander, Inc., has been executing a project. On July 30, 2013 the project was 60% complete and he needs help with the following measurements: (See table in attachment) a. What is the cost variance? b. What is the schedule variance? c. What is the cost performance index? d. What is the sche
A project charter is a document that gives the project manager the authority to execute a project and use organizational resources for the purpose. It authorizes the initiation of a project. A project charter includes basic project information, such as title of the project, project objectives, project schedules, project budget,
You are a project manager for a medium-sized manufacturer of motorcycle cruisers. In the past, your company has successfully manufactured and marketed the best-selling of these fuel-efficient cruisers that occupy the middleweight class. The rather nebulous middleweight class comprises motorcycles broadly ranging in engine si
For an organization, the following project schedule is given.Assume that all times are in days. Task Predecessor Normal Time Crash Time Crash cost Slope A NONE 7 7 NA
Addresses the needs of different project stakeholders and restate the mission and purpose of the project. It is suggested recapping what has been agreed upon for this project in order to minimize scope creep. 700 words or more. Please provide sources.
Consider the different aspects of IT projects and respond to the following: -Identify and describe the characteristics common to IT projects, that is, characteristics shared by a large majority of IT projects. -Identify and describe the characteristics unique to IT projects, that is, characteristics not shared by projects in o
Reply to the following: I think projects do have some characteristics that are not shared by day to day work (non-project). When it comes to projects they are more complex and have many more moving parts to wrangle. If I had to sum it all up in a nutshell it would probably revolve around complexity and frequency. Granted freq
Reply to the following: First, I would like to define projects, a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result (Schwalbe, p.G.9). When identifying projects to undertake, I recall from the reading (Schwalbe, 2014) that all projects have a definite start time and a definite stopping point. We can
Please help me select one of the two options below: Option 1 A routine upgrade project, such as upgrading the PCs for a company, or upgrading from one version of an operating system to another. The project plan for this will need to include a section justifying the upgrade. Option 2 Selection and installation of a COTS (
Stakeholder Management Part of being an effective project manager is communication and representing the interests of the different stakeholders regarding the project. Stakeholder interests can often fluctuate during a life cycle of the project. Maintaining contact and effective communication with all stakeholders is vitally i
Risk is an important part of any project. It is imperative that a comprehensive risk assessment is completed throughout the life of the project. This week as you work on the progressive case study you will develop and assess a risk assessment tool, that you will use to review and assess the case study project . It is stro
I have attached an idea for my term paper topic on ERP. I need help to tie this idea in with one of the following two options. Option 1 A routine upgrade project, such as upgrading the PCs for a company, or upgrading from one version of an operating system to another. The project plan for this will need to include a section
Reply to the following: Ethical decision making is essential not only for the project manager, but at every level from project teams: suppliers, stakeholders, and anyone else involved in a project. Ethics are a set of principles that guides decision making based on personal values of what is considered right and wrong. (Schw
Reply to the following: A project manager must act ethically and in accordance with the project purpose and overall end state. Ethics with the project managers team must be strong and comprehensive. A project manager must at times be totalitarian in order to get what needs to be done completed. By being totalitarian, the proj
Reply to the following: According to Kathy Schwalbe's "Information Technology Project Management," a project manager is essential if a project is to be a successful endeavour. Of course, a project manager must strive to embody a skill set that will set them apart from other project members and stakeholders. One primary s
Reply to the following: Project Management is an extremely large undertaking for the person that takes it on. There are so many factors involved that may not even seem relevant at the formation of the project. Let's assume that a project begins with four people, and one of them chooses to be the project manager. First of all,
Develop a project planning tool that will assist with project plan provided. Using subcontractors for some or all of the work address how they will manage, maintain, and coordinate the services being provided by subcontractors. 150 words
Choose any topic (related to IT) for a term paper. You can choose this topic from real events or situations at a workplace. You can even have an imaginary situation. Once you have selected a topic, assuming you are the project manager, describe the topic of your project briefly, along with the goals or deliverables of the pr
•Identify the importance of ethics in project management. Though the primary focus of project management is on delivering on time and earning profits, ethical behavior is equally important. Project managers must be ethical in their dealings with their teams and with internal and external stakeholders. Consider the ethics o
Identify the skills a project manager needs to have. Each member of a project team has some specific knowledge, abilities, and skills. A project manager, too, needs to have a specialized skill set. As a student of project management, you need to know what it takes to be a good project manager. What do you think are the essen
Project management software is a very effective and functional tool that can assist project managers in maintaining controls over the project. How can this tool be used effectively for the projects?
Develop a list of tools and processes that you would use as the contractor of record for opening the new division office (telecommunication). Below are question to consider. Will you use subcontractors for different parts of the project? How will you maintain contact communication? How will you track progress, m
1. List and describe the four basic functions of an information system. List and describe three types of enterprise systems. 2. There are two fundamental requirements for managing business performance: being able to measure and knowing that your indicator is measuring the right thing. Explain each of these requirements and why
1. Planning is critical for successful project management. Describe the various strategies you would use if you were responsible for managing a college graduation ceremony in the spring. 2. Describe the importance of maintaining an accurate inventory and discuss how inventories have changed over the past 10 years. 3. Des
Using sources from the Internet, identify some of the problems faced by a company of your choosing as it moves toward, or operates as, a virtual organization. Does its operating as a virtual organization simply exacerbate old problems, or does it create new ones?
Please prepare a short thesis statement and sentence outline on the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) in the UH-60 program. Focus on specific areas in the COPQ. How is this UH-60 COPQ measured? What can the government do about the issue?
1. Given that companies operate in a global environment today, what impact does technology have on their operations? 2. What is forecasting and why is it an important key to successful project management? Provide an example of a project and discuss the type and approach of forecast you would use to produce that product or servi
Hi, I need help with this project. I need to find an article about disaster planning and recovery and write a three-page review of the article that includes the following information: - Briefly introduce and summarize the article - Identify the author's main points - Who is the author's intended audience? - What types of di
1. How do you decide if you will use composite scale score or a summated scale score? Justify your decision. How will you measure reliability, validity, and sensitivity? Explain how you will deal with ethical dilemmas during the research process (confidentiality, anonymity, conflicts of interest, informed consent, debriefing, ex