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MGT
437 Entire Course


 

 

MGT 437 Week 1 Project Management Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in
which you answer the following questions:


  • What is a
    project?

  • What are the
    basic phases of the project life cycle and their purposes?

  • Why is it
    important for organizations to use project management to accomplish tasks?



Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.

Prepare to discuss this assignment in
class.



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MGT 437 Week 2 Achieving Project Goals Simulation

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in
which you address the following from the simulation:


  • How did
    completing this simulation change your perspective of project management? Provide
    examples in your response.

  • What
    advantages and limitations of project management are identified in the
    simulation?

  • How do you
    anticipate bottlenecks when planning for a project?

  • If you are
    required to crunch the project, which factor would you compromise on—risk
    or time? Explain your answer.



List four key points from the reading
assignments that are emphasized in the simulation.

Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.



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MGT 437 Week 2 Project Proposal Paper and Presentation

Select a project as the basis for
your final project. The project may be one that applies to your work or your
personal life. Keep in mind that this project is used to explore the concepts
of project management.

Obtain faculty approval of your
selected project prior to beginning your assignment. Project characteristics
that work best include the following:


  • A project
    that interests the Learning Team

  • A project
    that requires multiple resources

  • A project
    that is large enough in scope to apply the project management principles,
    yet limited enough in scope to be manageable for you within the next 4
    weeks. Examples of projects that have worked well are building a garage or
    planning a wedding.



Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word project
proposal. Include the following items in your proposal:


  • Background
    and statement of need: Briefly describe the organization that is in need
    of the project. Discuss the expected benefits that are motivating the
    organization to commission this project.

  • Project
    stakeholders: Start by identifying the project customer. This person
    approves resources for the project and holds your team accountable for
    results. Identify additional stakeholders of the project and determine how
    they are affected by the project.

  • Project goals
    in terms of triple constraint: These are the measures that are used at the
    end of the project to judge the overall success or failure of the project.

  • Time:
    Identify the completion date of the project.

  • Budget: List
    the expenses and any other resource constraints for the project.

  • Project
    performance: List the desired outputs from the project. Specify the
    performance criteria for the project.

  • Project
    scope: A statement of work (SOW) must be developed to define what is and
    what is not included in the project.

  • Summary: Your
    proposal summary must be presented to the project customer and demonstrate
    that the benefits from successful completion of the project justify the
    proposed costs.



Format your paper consistent with APA
guidelines.



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MGT 437 Week 3 Project Management Organizational
Structures Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word
paper in which you compare and contrast the three primary project management
organizational structures: functional, matrix, and pure project. In your paper,
discuss the situation in which each structure would be the best method to
manage a project team. Provide rationale for decisions.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



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MGT 437 Week 3 Project Planning – Technical Paper

Resource: Microsoft® Project® 2010 Virtual Desktop

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper
that adds to the project your team started last week. Check to ensure the
project’s triple constraints are still valid.

Complete the following items in your
paper:


  • Phase I –
    Update SOW


    • Using the
      SOW from last week, review and update it based on course material
      acquired during the last week. In the update, include the SMART
      requirements for the project.

    • Identify the
      specific tasks required to complete each item listed on the SOW. Identify
      the resources required to accomplish each task.


  • Phase II –
    Project Schedule and Budget Update


    • Arrange the
      tasks into a schedule that takes into consideration the required
      dependencies between tasks. Use the Microsoft® Project® 2010 Virtual
      Desktop available on the student website to complete the schedule.

    • Present the
      schedule in either PERT or Gantt chart format. Identify the critical path
      through the network.

    • Review the
      network results and compare to the project’s triple constraint.
      Specifically compare the following:


  • Timing

  • Budget

  • Project specifications
    – scope and SMART





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MGT 437 Week 4 Team Creation Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in
which you explain team development techniques. In your paper, complete the
following:


  • Identify how
    project team members are selected.

  • Identify
    team-building strategies.

  • Identify
    potential areas of conflict within a diverse project team.

  • Identify
    techniques for reducing the probability of dysfunctional conflict.

  • Identify
    conflict resolution techniques used when conflict arises.



Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.



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MGT 437 Week 4 Project Planning – Human Capital Paper

Resource: Week One Project

Use the same project you selected in
Week One to write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you demonstrate how you
use communication to maintain effective teamwork at the following key points in
a project:


  • Communication
    management: Explain how the project manager communicates performance
    evaluation results to both management and the customer.

  • Team
    selection: Identify the project organization structure selected and why it
    was selected. Explain how approval for this organization structure is
    obtained.

  • Project
    revisions: Projects must be revised to eliminate any resource conflicts
    over allocations. Generate a task responsibility matrix, and a resource
    availability matrix to identify resource conflicts. Next, update your
    project plan with necessary revisions. Your paper must identify how the
    resource conflicts are identified, what method is used to eliminate these
    conflicts, and how these project revisions are communicated both
    internally to your team and externally to the organization as a whole.

  • Performance
    monitoring: Discuss how team members report activities. Explain how the
    team’s performance is reported to the project stakeholders.

  • Include the
    following:


    • Risk
      management items

    • Project
      status information

    • Cost and
      schedule variance analysis

    • Formulating
      cost, schedule, and performance alternatives

    • Forecasting
      budget and schedule completion

    • Methods of
      corrective action taken

    • Managing
      expectations




Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.



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MGT 437 Week 5 Performance Measurement Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper
in which you compare and contrast at least three performance measurements.
Discuss the importance of performance measurement within a project.

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MGT 437 Week 5 Project Implementation, Control, and
Termination Paper and Presentation

Resource: Week One Project

Use the same project selected in
Week One and any information previously gathered.

Write a 5,250- to 7,000-word
cumulative paper in which you update each component of your previous papers,
and include the following:


  • Project
    Proposal Paper

  • Project
    Planning – Technical Paper

  • Project
    Planning – Human Capital Paper



Compile your paper and address the
following additional components:


  • Overall
    evaluation of the project: In particular, how did you do against the
    triple constraints?


    • Timing

    • Budget

    • Project
      specifications


  • Steps taken
    to return the human resources to the organization: For projects that had
    people assigned full time, what are their new full-time assignments?

  • Input for
    future projects:


    • What went
      right with the project that must be repeated with the next project?

    • What went
      wrong that must be corrected with the next project?




Format your paper consistent with
APA guidelines.



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