4 Project Management Questions

QUESTIONS:

 

1.       “The Triple Constraint of Project Management”  Please respond to the following:

·         Briefly explain in your own words the relationship between each element of the triple constraint of project management. Then, determine whether or not you believe it is important to understand the triple constraint to be an efficient project manager. Justify your response.

2.       “Project Management Process Groups”  Please respond to the following:

·         Give your opinion on which process group is most often ignored, which group requires the most work by the project manager, and which group puts a higher workload on the development team. Provide a rational for your response.

 

3.       “Change Control Management”  Please respond to the following:

·         As explained in the text, scope creep is very common in projects. A formal change control management is difficult to enforce and more often overlooked near the end of the project when scope creep is more common. Recommend strategies to enforce change control management. Appraise the advantages of having a change management board integrated by members from different functional teams or departments.

 

4.       “Scope Creep”  Please respond to the following:

·         Describe a previous project in which you were involved, where scope creep occurred. Explain why it occurred and at least one (1) way it could have been prevented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments:

 

1. Assignment 1: The Role of Project Managers

 

v  Research job boards for project manager positions. Take note of the various industries that hire project managers. Then, research statistics from the project management institute on the rate of success of projects in different industries including IT.

Ø  Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Ø  Explain project management as a discipline.

Ø  Describe the industries in which project managers are in high demand. Provide evidence to support your response.

Ø  Describe the general role of a project manager, and explain the primary ways in which it differs across different industries.

Ø  Compare the rate of success of projects in IT and other industries. Explain the discrepancy or lack thereof. 

Ø  Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

 

v  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Ø  Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Ø  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

2. Assignment 2: Work Breakdown Structure

 

v  Research agile methodologies including SCRUM and extreme programming (XP).

 

Ø  Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

Ø  Explain waterfall methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups.

Ø  Explain agile methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups.

Ø  Analyze the need for waterfall and agile methodologies.

Ø  Explain the advantages of extreme programming (XP) and analyze the advantages of its application in high-budget short-time projects.

Ø  Explain the factors to consider when selecting a project management methodology (Waterfall vs Agile).

Ø  Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

 

v  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Ø  Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Ø  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

 

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