Spring 11 IE 5541: Project Management Homework #6
You can work on this assignment individually, or in a group of 2 or 3. If you work as a team, please turn in one copy of the assignment.
PROBLEM 1: A&D HIGH TECH (25 POINTS)
The product management aspect of this case is showing its age: published in 2006, and set in 2002 - 3. Some of you will question their technology choices. Do your best to focus on the PM aspects, assuming that their technology choices were appropriate for a conservative company at that time.
A major managerial challenge is analyzing project plans rendered in MS Project (or other software) and determining their chance of success. Rather than looking at the basic issues of a project, many managers …show more content…
However, on p.5, it has become May 2003. Please use 2003 (the (B) part of the case continues with the 2003 assumption)
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6. Input your Material Resources (p 5 “Physical Infrastructure”) Add Workstation and Server as Material Resources (be sure to include the unit in the resource name) Accrue at = Start Be careful. Dr Jeffery (the case author) wrote created the case using MP Project 2003 (which did have a higher number of odd behaviors). In fact, the instructors’ guide for this case states: … MS Project [can seem] ‘buggy’…. [T]he problem is … often that MS Project is not calculating duration correctly, given the number of resources for each task. We suggest that students sense-check this manually for each task of the final project plan. I don’t seem to have problems with this assignment using MS Project 2007. In the past, a few students have had problems with unbalanced work packages (W D * Units). The problems often occur in the lines Design Capture Customer Profile Page and Design View & Search Product Cart. Take care and work carefully with multiple backups. If you have trouble that can’t be easily resolved: clear leveling (if you have already leveled resources), delete the problematic line, carefully re-add the line. 8. Assign Material Resources to Work Products o We can assume that the Workstations and Servers are readily available. Add them as
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This is to ensure that the necessary raw materials and physical resources are available at each stage, and that the workforce on site has the right skills for the scheduled work. The project management team will need to produce a series of planning documents that can be accessed throughout the project. Each member of the project management team must know their role and responsibilities, including which sections of the workforce they will be directly managing.
The paper is divided into three sections, the first of which will establish a timeline of events. This project background will serve as a case study for the analysis in the following section that will be structured such that each of the previously mentioned facets will be independently analyzed and contrasted with project management principles. Finally the paper will conclude with a summary of the analysis and recommendations based on
Over the past few years, the construction industry has been changing dramatically. One of the most important stages in the construction management and business management is the planning phase. They share similar two main levels of planning which are the strategic and operational planning. However, business management planning to decide in advance what should be done, and how to do it, when you do and you are done. On the other hand, Construction management strategic planning is to deal with selection on a high level of overall objective of the project, including the scope, procurement methods, schedules and financing options but the planning of operations, including the
This course provides the foundation for successful project planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of information technology. The course uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls in project management. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling and staffing, tracking and controlling, and software tools for project management.
This project charter is planned to help O’Donnell & O’Donnell LLP who will lead the project management team take place the parade smoothly. This parade for welcoming home troops will be organized in Colorado Spring which has a long history of military. This project charter’s goal is making sure project management team and sponsors understand all details and tasks of this parade and getting an agreement between these two parties. Some important tasks can be directed with the project charter. For examples, raising fund, arranging thousands of soldiers and planning a lunch
Project Management Institute. (2000). _A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (4th ed.)._
1. Discuss the principal reasons why project management has become such a popular business tool in recent years.
In today's business it is in the best interest of companies to have project managers. Common sense isn't always easily accomplished. Anyone who's ever worked on a project in a technical setting knows this. Indeed, much of working with others consists of solving unexpected problems and learning from mistakes along the way. Knowing this and having the proper tools a project manager will be able to manage and complete the most intense project out there.
Construction projects can be extremely complex and fraught with uncertainty. Risk and uncertainty can potentially have damaging consequences for the construction projects. Therefore nowadays, the risk analysis and management continue to be a major feature of the project management of construction projects in an attempt to deal effectively with uncertainty and unexpected events and to achieve project success. Risk is inherent on construction projects and disputes frequently arise. One in four construction projects results in a dispute that leads to arbitration or litigation. With large scale, complex projects the likelihood of serious, time-consuming and expensive claims increases.
Contrast project management with operations management. How do these differences impact the approach required to manage a project successfully? (15 points)
This paper includes an outline of a presentation, command terms and definitions, examples of graphs and a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) on project management, and presented to the class at Crescent View High School. The focus will be on how to plan, schedule, monitor, and report on projects. Also included are the project management methodologies, tools and techniques used. The discussion to the class will begin with an opening statement that provides an overview of project management, terms and definitions, and an example of buying a house utilizing project management to manage activities.
i. Speed has become a competitive advantage; more and more organizations are relying on cross-functional project teams to get new products and services to the market as quickly as possible.
MedDev is looking to streamline their resource planning across various departments in order to support their global growth and cut costs. In order to achieve this business objective, they are undertaking ERP Implementation as a Key project which involves largest investment MedDev has ever done as a single project. Thus success of this project is of prime importance to them.