PROJECT MANAGMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS

MOD 6

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

This week’s assignment will be to write a 1500 – 2000 word, or enough to fully cover the primary topic of module 6 in a written paper.

· Produce two documents, (which will also be required in module 8), for this assignment.

· The first is a Project Cost Document and the second a Project Procurement Document.

· You will need to study the required contents from your text and other research required from EBSCO or ProQuest.

· The content you will use for creating procurement and costs for the project are what you have completed Project Libre for and all other work related to your chosen project.

Each should have a separate cover sheet naming the plan you are submitting but they can both be in a single document. Again, if after my review, you need to make changes, do so, and add the two documents to the final project document for week 8.

Writing Assignment Considerations:

· Structure:

· Include a title page and reference page in APA style

· Introduce your assignment

· Use the three to five section titles and fill in the discussion and include personal experience/observation

· Include a Summary of what you have covered aligning with the introduction

· References:

· Include the appropriate, at least three as described above, APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions

· Format:

· save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)

· File name:

· name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)

· Submission:

· submit your assignment to the Drop Box

Project Management Institute® Talent Triangle:

· Technical Project Management = 40%, Leadership = 25%, Strategic and Business Management = 35%

MOD 7

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

This week’s assignment will be to write a 1500 – 2000 word, or enough to fully cover the primary topic of module 7 in a written paper.

Produce two documents, (which will also be required in module 8), for this assignment.

· The first is a Project Risk Management Document and the second a Project Quality Management Document.

· You will need to study the required contents from your text and other research required from EBSCO or ProQuest.

· The content you will use for creating procurement and costs for the project are what you have completed Project Libre for and all other work related to your chosen project.

Each should have a separate cover sheet naming the plan you are submitting but they can both be in a single document. Again, if after my review, you need to make changes do so and add the two documents to the final project document for week 8.

Writing Assignment Considerations:

· Structure:

· Include a title page and reference page in APA style

· Introduce your assignment

· Use the three to five section titles and fill in the discussion and include personal experience/observation

· Include a Summary of what you have covered aligning with the introduction

· References:

· Include the appropriate, at least three as described above, APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions

· Format:

· save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)

· File name:

· name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)

· Submission:

· submit your assignment to the Drop Box

Project Management Institute® Talent Triangle:

· Technical Project Management = 35%, Leadership = 25%, Strategic and Business Management = 40%

MOD 8

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

5. Do not just answer the questions. This is a graduate course and you should be able to explain the logic behind your answer and point to a credible source to support your position, even if it is just the textbook. You are expected to spend at least 5 hours studying the questions, finding and studying good sources, and understanding the nature of the answers and at least an additional 5 hours answering these questions and polishing your writing so the answers are compelling. Invest your time wisely, giving more time to the complex answers in order to ensure that you demonstrate that you truly understand the answer. Typical assignment submissions should be roughly 4,000 word in length. Shorter compelling answers are fine. Answers with needless filler will be marked down. In addition submissions should include a title page and reference page in APA style.

Assignment:

· Why should a project manager NOT begin a project without an approved project charter? Answers should also incorporate the following: the fundamental information included in a project charter document, how can the project charter be used during completion of project work, who is responsible for the project charter, how to create a project charter, and an example of a project charter.

· Discuss the various types of project termination and the common ways for terminating a project. Examples should be provided to further clarification. In addition, discuss problems or issues caused by project termination. Lastly, in the terminal phases of a project, closing on every detail takes precedence over interdependency, and listings of tasks remaining to be done are the key control tool for the project manager. Create a checklist for project termination.

· What are some reasons that a failing project might still not be terminated? If applicable, feel free to share details from a project you were involved in.

· Describe the outputs of a terminated project that you feel have lasting value for an organization.

· Which of the project evaluation approaches described in Project Management in Practice do you believe is best for your project, and which would be least effective, and why?

· When should project audits take place, and why? Response should incorporate the types of audits that exist, the audit process, the standards of assessment by PMBOK® Guide, internal controls/internal control system, review of documentation/commonly requested documents, and the audit report.

· Should the results of an evaluation or audit be shared with the project team? Explain your reasoning.