CMGT 410 Project Planning & Implementation

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CMGT/410 Project Planning &

Implementation

Copyright ©2016 by University of Phoenix

Course Description

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.

Course Dates

Feb 23, 2016 - Mar 28, 2016

Instructions

Wysocki, R. K. (2014). Effective project management: Traditional, agile, extreme. (7th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Course Materials

All electronic materials are available on your student website.

Week1

Feb, 23 - Feb, 29

 

 

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week One Participation

Individual

Feb 29, 2016 11:59 PM

4

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual: Project Proposal

Individual Feb 29, 2016 11:59 PM 10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

Consider the following scenario:

 

 

You have been hired by a large company with branch offices around

 

 

the country to assist with rollout of a new companywide compliance

 

 

system.

 

 

While initially the focus was on implementation of the technology, it was

 

 

found that success will require at least 10 hours of training over two

 

 

days for all managers across the country on both the use of the new

 

 

platform as well as a host of new compliance policies being introduced.

 

 

Of the options discussed, it was generally agreed that the training

 

 

should be hands-on and conducted in-person at a central location. This

 

 

will obviously require getting organizational buy-in as not all managers

 

 

are going to be willing to commit to taking time out from their normal

 

 

responsibilities just for some training.

 

 

In addition, such large scale centralized training has not been done

 

 

before by this company; therefore, the CEO wants feedback from

 

 

participants to evaluate the effectiveness of any training sessions.

 

 

As a result, your manager has given you the responsibility to develop

 

 

an outline for a proposed project that would meet this upcoming need

 

 

for arranging and conducting a two-day training session.

 

 

This scenario will continue throughout the first three weeks with all

 

 

weeks being submitted along with the Week 3 assignment. You are

 

 

expected to apply any feedback provided by the instructor to these

 

 

finalized documents.

 

Submit a 2- to 3-page memo that includes the following:

Names the project

Briefly describes the project

Identifies potential stakeholders directly or indirectly involved

Specifies the overall objective and any outcomes for this project

Details how success will be evaluated

Highlights what is needed to ascertain the Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) of this project.

You will need to make some assumptions (it is even encouraged), but the assumptions must be documented.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

SupportingMaterial:Individual: Project Task-ListIndividual: Project

BudgetIndividual: Project ControlsIndividual: Project Postmortem

 

Week2

Mar, 01 - Mar, 07

Traditional Project Management

 

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Two Participation

Individual

Mar 07, 2016 11:59 PM

4

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Learning Team: Project Charter

Mar 07, 2016 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

team

 

 

 

This is a consolidated source of information which lays the foundation

 

 

 

 

for successful completion of any project by identifying your project

 

 

 

 

vision and communicating the overall approach for a project to all key

 

 

 

 

stakeholder audiences.

 

 

 

 

The charter will contain the following:

 

 

 

 

Background of the organization and any information or statement of

 

 

 

 

needs that helps explain how the project came to be

 

 

 

 

Goals and objectives of the project in language that is both concise

 

 

 

 

and explanatory

 

 

 

 

Project scope delineated so that all parties involved are aware of

 

 

 

 

what the project includes as well as what it does not

 

 

 

 

Budgetary limitations

 

 

 

 

Write 1 to 2 pages on your findings.

 

 

 

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Learning Team Instructions: Team Project

 

 

 

 

(Preparation)Learning Team: Project ScheduleLearning Team: Project

 

 

 

 

CostingLearning Team: Project Evaluation and Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual: Project Task List and Schedule

Individual Mar 07, 2016 11:59 PM 10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

You have been tasked with the project of organizing a company offsite

 

 

2-day training session in which people are brought in from different

 

 

parts of the country. This entails everything from preparation,

 

 

accommodations, and facilities.

 

 

Create a Microsoft® Project file for the project that includes the

 

 

following:

 

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that includes all project tasks (hierarchically grouped) and durations.

Establish task precedence relationships.

Show milestones and deliverables.

Attach a task list with assigned resources from a Microsoft® Project file that supports what you have outlined in your memo. NOTE: The project plan should have a minimum of 25 tasks total. Each project phase (i.e., analysis, design, etc) should have a minimum of 5 tasks.

Think about all the activities (trainers, accommodations, food, presentations, etc) that need to be accomplished in order to host a 2 day training event. Don't forget to add the actual training event plus wrap-up activities.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

SupportingMaterial:Individual: Project ProposalIndividual: Project

BudgetIndividual: Project ControlsIndividual: Project

PostmortemToolwire Student Desktop

Week3

Mar, 08 - Mar, 14

Traditional Project Management, Part II

 

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Three Participation

Individual

Mar 14, 2016 11:59 PM

4

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Team: Project Schedule

Learning

Mar 14, 2016 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

team

 

 

 

This is the core of any project plan used to communicate what tasks are

 

 

 

 

needed and the order of sequence to be done to meet deadlines and

 

 

 

 

deliverables.

 

 

 

 

Using your project charter completed in Week Two as a guide,

 

 

 

 

complete the following:

 

 

 

A 1-page Business Requirements Document (BRD) that provides details regarding the expectations (such as user, system, and functional requirements) that must be met for achieving project goals

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Gantt chart, developed as an MS Project file, showing discrete work tasks, grouped hierarchically in a way that helps to organize and define the total work scope of the project

Gantt diagram showing duration estimates for all tasks and their sequencing (including precedence relations) and highlighting any critical path(s) arising from task dependencies ultimately determining the minimal duration of a project

Note: The Microsoft Project plan should have a minimum of 25 tasks.

Submit your Microsoft® Project file and requirements document using the Assignment Files tab.

SupportingMaterial:Learning Team Instructions: Team Project

(Preparation)Learning Team: Project CharterLearning Team: Project

CostingLearning Team: Project Evaluation and ControlToolwire Student

Desktop

 

Individual: Project Resources and Budget

Individual Mar 14, 2016 11:59 PM 10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

The project for the company offsite 2-day training session has been

 

 

given a preliminary go-ahead. However, a budget needs to be

 

 

submitted for approval.

 

 

Update the Microsoft® Project file submitted in Week Two by adding

 

 

the following information:

 

Identify resources (both personnel and materiel) needed for the project.

Assign the resources to the project tasks.

Estimate the costs for the resources, and add the costs to the resource information in the Microsoft Project file.

Estimate the total cost for the project, using the Microsoft® Project budget or cost reports.

NOTE: The project plan should have a minimum of 25 tasks total. Each project phase (i.e., analysis, design, etc) should have a minimum of 5 tasks.

Each task should have a cost associated. The easiest method to assign cost is to click on Resource Sheet, add the resources and rates, then associate resources to each task since someone will be accountable to complete the task. You may insert a 'cost' column in your plan or use any of the Project Budget reports offered by MS Project. There is no need to manually create the budget when MS Project can create the budget for you. J

Submit all Individual assignments (Project Proposal and Project Task

List and Schedule) with updates based on instructor feedback.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

SupportingMaterial:Individual: Project ProposalIndividual: Project Task-

ListIndividual: Project ControlsIndividual: Project PostmortemToolwire

Student DesktopFACULTY ONLY NOTE: Embedded Rubric

Week4

Mar, 15 - Mar, 21

Complex Project Management

 

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Four Participation

Individual

Mar 21, 2016 11:59 PM

4

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning

 

 

 

Learning Team: Project Costing

Mar 21, 2016 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

team

 

 

 

The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a

 

 

 

 

project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

 

 

 

 

At a minimum, this assignment will contain an update to the Microsoft®

 

 

 

 

Project file submitted in Week Three, including the following:

 

 

 

 

Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material),

 

 

 

 

shown as resource assignments in the Microsoft® Project file (1 hr.)

 

 

 

 

Cost estimates for project resources, entered into the resources

 

 

 

 

information portion of the Microsoft® Project file (hr 0.5)

 

 

 

 

Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances

 

 

 

 

are captured. (hr 0.5)

 

 

 

 

In addition, write a 1-page summary document explaining any relevant

 

 

 

 

facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical

 

 

 

 

task sequencing, or how duration estimates were arrived at, and any

 

 

 

 

financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports of the project

 

 

 

 

as well).

 

 

 

 

Submit your Microsoft® Project file and summary document using the

 

 

 

 

Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Learning Team Instructions: Team Project

 

 

 

 

(Preparation)Learning Team: Project CharterLearning Team: Project

 

 

 

 

ScheduleLearning Team: Project Evaluation and ControlToolwire

 

 

 

 

Student Desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual: Agile Project Management Practices

Individual

Mar 21, 2016 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

As a project manager, you are going to prepare two project outlines for

 

 

 

 

the development of a mobile application. One project outline uses a

 

 

 

 

waterfall model, another uses an agile method.

 

 

 

 

Prepare two project outlines using Microsoft® Project. Each outline

 

 

 

 

shall consist of a task list and a Gantt chart showing task durations and

 

 

 

 

precedence relationships.

 

 

 

 

Include a 350- to 700-word brief explanation of how the two project

 

 

 

 

outlines differ. Be sure to address how Agile addresses complexity and

 

 

 

 

uncertainty.

 

 

 

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Individual: Project ProposalIndividual: Project Task-

 

 

 

 

ListIndividual: Project BudgetIndividual: Project Postmortem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week5

Mar, 22 - Mar, 28

Complex Project Management, Part II

 

 

Assignments

 

Title

Type

Due

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Five Participation

Individual

Mar 28, 2016 11:59 PM

4

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Participate in class discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Team: Project Evaluation and Control

Learning

Mar 28, 2016 11:59 PM

5

 

Instructions:

team

 

 

 

A project must be executed effectively and with minimal waste to

 

 

 

 

establish confidence. A plan for performance measurement requires

 

 

 

 

identifying which critical elements should be measured, how they are

 

 

 

 

measured, and when they are measured to communicate if the project

 

 

 

 

is on track.

 

 

 

 

Write a 2- to 3-page paper on your findings. At a minimum the section

 

 

 

 

will contain the following:

 

 

 

 

Measurable objectives identified as milestones on the Gantt chart

 

 

 

 

Risk mitigation strategy for analyzing and reporting unplanned

 

 

 

 

changes as well what procedures you will plan to implement for

 

 

 

 

handling change control issues

 

 

 

 

Description of project reporting regarding the on-going evaluation

 

 

 

 

and status of project efforts to stakeholder and participants on the

 

 

 

 

project team

 

 

 

 

Method for determining whether the project has met its objectives

 

 

 

 

and how the project is terminated

 

 

 

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Learning Team Instructions: Team Project

 

 

 

 

(Preparation)Learning Team: Project CharterLearning Team: Project

 

 

 

 

ScheduleLearning Team: Project CostingToolwire Student Desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual: Comparison of Project Management Models

Individual

Mar 28, 2016 11:59 PM

10

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

Consider the following scenario:

 

 

 

 

Your company has been using Traditional Project Management (TPM)

 

 

 

 

methods for years, but is now looking into the possibility of adopting

 

 

 

 

agile practices. Your boss has asked you to prepare a paper comparing

 

 

 

 

TPM to agile practices and summarizing the benefits and limitations of

 

 

 

 

each.

 

 

 

 

Write a 5- to 7-page paper including, at a minimum, the following

 

 

 

 

information:

 

 

 

 

Briefly describe the TPM waterfall method.

 

 

 

 

Briefly describe one or more Agile project management approaches.

 

 

 

 

Compare and contrast TPM and Agile methods, emphasizing the

 

 

 

 

strengths and weaknesses of each.

 

 

 

 

Discuss what kind of projects would be more appropriate for TPM

 

 

 

 

approaches and what types would be more appropriate for Agile

 

 

 

 

approaches.

 

 

 

 

Discuss how a project approach is selected for different types of

 

 

 

 

project. Provide an example by selecting an approach for one of the

 

 

 

 

following projects, and explaining your rationale for the selection.

 

 

 

 

Remember to focus on the project approach and not get involved in the

 

 

 

 

technical details of the project.

 

 

 

 

Converting a large enterprise from using IPv4 to IPv6

 

 

 

 

Managing a Business Process Reengineering (BPR) project to

 

 

 

 

modernize and integrate a major company's business systems

 

 

 

 

(accounting, sales, logistics, manufacturing, etc.) into an enterprise-

 

 

 

 

wide unified architecture

 

 

 

 

Building a new data center for an international business

 

 

 

 

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

 

SupportingMaterial:Individual: Project ProposalIndividual: Project Task-

 

 

 

 

ListIndividual: Project BudgetIndividual: Project Controls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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