Advise to a First Time Project Manager on a Software Application

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Advise to a first Time Project Manager on a Software Application What would be your advice to a young project manager on her first software application package project on the following points? Organising people and resources Covering all aspects of the project scope statement Communicating effectively with team members The summary of my advice to Julianne will be that a successful project manager must at all times focus on successful execution of the project work scope and ensure that the project deliveries meet all the specified requirements. To achieve these objectives, the Project manager should pay close attention to three critical elements, name: • Organizing people and resources • Covering all aspects of the project…show more content…
• Is each part of the project scope statement represented in the WBS? • Can it be demonstrated to the client that each requirement has been fully met?” Communicating effectively with team members Effective communication is the live line of any successful project, the root cause of most project failures is poor communication. It is important to develop a comprehensive communication plan for the project, and this plan must be vigorously implemented. According to Wysocki R. (2009) good communication management will will clearly identify the project stake holders, what their information need will be throughout the duration of the project, and the means for information transmission. Information must be complete and clearly communicated, there should be a means of double checking that the intended information has been clearly transmitted and received. Communication within the project team must be seamless if the project is to be successful. It plays a vital role in organizing people and resources for implementation of the project. According to Roberts (2007) effective communication must address the specifics of information to be communicated in a project, the format of the required communication and the frequency of transmission. References University of Liverpool/Laureate Online Education (2011).

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