Project Management and Technical Infrastructure Project

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Case Study
Ariba Implementation at MED-X: Managing Earned
Value
1. Make a short summery of the Case (Up to 4 paragraph)
2. Take the data from Exhibits 5, 6, and 7 from the case and insert it into the
EVA template in the Appendix 1. Make a table for the software project, technical infrastructure project, and the combined projects. To better interpret the results of the EVA, you may choose to graph the cumulative spending over time for the software project, technical infrastructure project, and the combined projects.
3. Answer The questions below:
3.1. Which of the two components are underperforming according to the plan? How do you know this?
3.2. Are the components of the project within budget? How do you know?
3.3.

What
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3.8. Should functional employees of the customer and contractor be permitted to communicate with one another without going through the project office?
4. Create a Presentation that refers to the Questions above. The length of the presentation should be no longer than 30 min.

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Appendix 1 - EVA Combined Projects - Sample
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Case Study
Ariba Implementation at MED-X: Managing Earned
Value
1. Make a short summery of the Case (Up to 4 paragraph)
2. Take the data from Exhibits 5, 6, and 7 from the case and insert it into the
EVA template in the Appendix 1. Make a table for the software project, technical infrastructure project, and the combined projects. To better interpret the results of the EVA, you may choose to graph the cumulative spending over time for the software project, technical infrastructure project, and the combined projects.
3. Answer The questions below:
3.1. Which of the two components are underperforming according to the plan? How do you know this?
3.2. Are the components of the project within budget? How do you know?
3.3.

What can you conclude by looking at the combined earned value data for the project?

3.4. Why did Terry Baker think that the project was going according to plan the entire time?
3.5. How much longer will the project take?
3.6. What should Martin have done earlier in the project timeline to prevent delays?
3.7. What should
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