CMGT 410 CMGT410

CMGT 410 CMGT410

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CMGT 410 CMGT410

CMGT 410 Week 1 Individual: Project Proposal

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.
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.
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CMGT 410 Week 2 Learning Team: Project Charter

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


CMGT 410 Week 2 Individual: Project Task List and Schedule

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.

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CMGT 410 Week 3 Learning Team: Project Schedule

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

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


CMGT 410 Week 3 Individual: Project Resources and Budget

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.

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CMGT 410 Week 4 Learning Team: Project Costing

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 MS 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 MS Project file (1 hr.)

Cost estimates for project resources, entered into the resources information portion of the MS 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).
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CMGT 410 Week 4 Individual: Agile Project Management Practices

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 MicrosoftProject. 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.
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CMGT 410 Week 5 Learning Team: Project Evaluation and Control

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

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CMGT 410 Week 5 Individual: Comparison of Project Management Models

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

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