Project Management

Think about a project that you have been involved in or of which you have knowledge. Based on what you have learned in this unit, would you categorize that project as failed, challenged, or successful? Why? Taking the four measures of success into consideration, how does your project fare under each measure?

Project Proposal
Throughout this course, you will work in each unit to build a project plan that will ultimately become your final deliverable for Unit VIII. Starting in Unit II, you will begin creating components that will cumulatively make up your final project plan. Your professor will grade each component and offer feedback. The feedback can then be used to make any improvements before submitting all components of the final project plan in Unit VIII.
The outline below represents how your final project plan should be organized.

  1. Project Overview (Units II and III)
    • 1.1 Purpose, Scope and Objectives, and Business Case
    o 1.1.1 Scope
    o 1.1.2 Statement of Work (SOW)
    o 1.1.3 Business Case
    • 1.2 Project Deliverables
    • 1.3 Project Organization
    • 1.4 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    o 1.4.1 Task Description Documentation
    o 1.4.2 Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • 1.5 Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • 1.6 Work Authorization
    • 1.7 Work Charter
  2. Risk Assessment (Unit IV)
    • 2.1 Risk Identification
    • 2.2 Assessment of Probability and Consequence (Qualitative)
    • 2.3 Assessment of Probability and Consequence (Quantitative)
    • 2.4 Mitigation Strategies
  3. Quality Management Report (Unit IV)
  4. Project Schedule (Unit V)
    • 4.1 Activity Duration Estimates
    • 4.2 Gantt Chart
    • 4.3 Activity Network
  5. Project Budget (Unit VI)
    • 5.1 Project Resources
    • 5.2 Other Costs
    • 5.3 Cost Estimates
    • 5.4 Time-Phased Budget
  6. Communications Management (Unit VII)
  7. Tracking and Status Updates (Unit VII)
    • 7.1 Tracking Method
    • 7.2 Notification Record
    • 7.3 Control Systems
  8. Project Closeout (Unit VIII)
    • 8.1 Close Cost Accounts
    • 8.2 Lessons Learned

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