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PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

 

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CPMGT 305 Week 1 Fund Raising Project Selection
Resources: Fund Raising Project Selection case in Ch. 2 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Complete the "Assignment" section after reading the Fund Raising Project Selection case in Ch. 2 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 1 Request for Proposal Summary
Resource: Request for Proposal (RFP) in Ch. 2 Appendix 2.1 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Write a 350-word summary of the RFP process after reading about it in Ch. 2 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 1 Project Management, Ch. 4: Exercise 1
Resource: Ch. 4 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Read #1 under Exercises on page 123 in Ch. 4 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Respond to questions 1.a and 1.b in 350 words each.

Justify your responses.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 1 Discusson Starter
Discusson Starter 1
Project Problem

Before a project charter is prepared, the customer or client must clearly define the problem, opportunity, or need. The customer must quantify the issue or opportunity for you to understand the expected benefits of the solution and the costs associated with solution implementation. What types of tools and techniques might you utilize to quantify the issues and benefits to the organization? What process steps might you utilize to validate your findings? How might you show this project information to the client or customer or their project selection board once you have compiled it?

Discussion Starter 2
Project Team Charter
The project team charter includes deliverables. What attributes should each of these deliverables have? Think of a project with which you are familiar. What are three potential deliverables for this project? Does each deliverable comply with the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic or Relevant, Tangible or Time Bound) rule? Explain why or why not.

Discussion Starter 3

Developing a Project Charter

A project charter is a planning and selling document—it is not a managerial or technical report. The project charter must convince the customer and his or her decision board that you understand how to manage a project and that you have the ability to provide the greatest value. What must you include in the charter? Who must be involved in developing a charter? What process might you recommend to the customer for developing a charter? Why might you use this process?

 
 
CPMGT 305 Week 2 Post Graduation Adventure
Resource: Post Graduation Adventure Case in Ch. 5 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Read the Post Graduation Adventure case on page 154 in Ch. 5 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Complete a response for each of the 3 subsequent questions in 350 words each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 2 Project Charter
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Project Plan Overview & Preliminary Project Charter worksheet

Part 1: Project Charter worksheet

Identify a potential project from your organization or from a community group for which you would like to complete a project plan.

Complete the Preliminary Project Charter worksheet.

Part 2: Preliminary Project Plan

Put yourself in the role of a customer, client, or project selection board.

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper composed of the following sections:

Project Selection Criterion: Describe the project and the criteria used in the selection process.
Overview: The objective of this section is to provide an overview of the scope and nature of the project to help enable the team to select one project to work on for the rest of the course. 
Preliminary project schedule: The objective of this section is to show a preliminary summary project schedule with the project tasks including the primary deliverables and the activities associated with them as shown in section 6.5.3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Preliminary budgetary plan: The objective of the budget section is to capture cost estimates, which include resources, capital expenses, materials, and miscellaneous. The cost analysis must consider the following elements (at a minimum): labor, subcontractors, rental or purchase of equipment or facilities, travel, telecommunications, supplies and materials, and documentation. The output for this step is called project funding requirements, which is described in section 7.2.3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. 
Format your Overview using Microsoft Word.
Format your project plan using Microsoft Project.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. The paper can use tables to communicate various sections. The tables can be within the main body of the paper even though APA guidelines normally require them in the appendix.

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CPMGT 305 Week 2 Discussion Starter
Discussion Starter 1

Constructing a Project Plan

The project plan describes all of the work that must be done to accomplish the project's objectives to the customer's satisfaction. To develop the project plan, what inputs do you need? Provide at least three inputs. Where and how might you obtain these inputs? What are the essential elements that must be included in the project plan?

Discussion Starter 2

Developing a Project Schedule

Developing a project schedule is a challenging process in today's complex global business environment. Unfortunately, some organizations pull together project schedules in a haphazard manner, which leads to missed project deadlines. Describe how you might develop a project schedule. What elements might you include in the schedule? Who might be involved in the schedule creation? What methodology might you use to gain their participation?

Discussion Starter 3

Developing a Project Budget

The project budget describes all of the resources (capital dollars, expense dollars, and headcount, and so forth) needed to accomplish the project's objective. To develop the project budget, what inputs do you need? Provide at least three. Where and how might you obtain these inputs? What are the elements that must be included in the project budget?

 
 

CPMGT 305 Week 3 Signature Assignment: Project Implementation Plan: Part 1 (Human Resources Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, and Procurement Plan) for the Team Project
Resources: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, final project charter and final project plan

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word Project Implementation Plan for the project selected by the Learning Team in Week 2 which will also be used for the final implementation plan for the Project Selection Paper Assignment. Part 1 of the plan must include the following sections:

Human Resources Plan: Complete the human resources plan for the project as defined in section 9.1.3 (Develop Human Resources Plan) in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This plan should include roles and responsibilities, a project organization chart, and a staffing management plan. Your plan should:
Analyze the roles and responsibilities in the following areas: Role, Authority, Responsibility, and Competency which are needed to complete a project.
Create a project organization chart that displayed project team members and their reporting relationships.
Create a staffing management plan that included how human resource management requirements will be met by including when and how project team members will be acquired and how long they will be needed.
Quality Management Plan: Complete the quality management plan as defined in section 8.1.3 (Plan Quality: Outputs) in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This plan should include the quality management plan for implementing the organization's quality policy and the quality metrics. Your plan should:
Examine how the organization's quality policies will be implemented.
Examine how the project management team plans to meet the quality requirements set for the project.
Procurement Plan: Complete the procurement plan as defined in section 12.1.3.1, titled Procurement Management Plan, in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This plan should identify the types of external resources that must be secured, the process for selecting and managing these external resources, and the metrics to evaluate the external resources. Your plan should:
Examine how a project team will acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization.
Examine how the procurement processes will be managed from developing procurement documents through contract closure.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Tables may be used to format and organize the implementation plan. They can be included within the plan rather than at the end as normally required by APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 3 Final Project Management Plan
Resources: Project Charter and Preliminary Project Plan, both of which were created by the Learning Team in Week 2

Prepare a final Project Plan by reviewing and revising the preliminary project plan for the Learning Team's selected project.

Use the requirements defined for the Preliminary Project Plan completed in Week 2.

Summarize the milestones and tasks that must be accomplished to achieve the project goals. Include a discussion of the critical path.

Use Microsoft® Project to develop a high-level Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) detailing tasks, dependencies, resources, and the critical path.

Include the Microsoft® Project Gantt chart, the network diagram, and a resource list as an attachment to the Project Plan. Also, include a copy of the budget, which may be done in either Microsoft® Excel or Microsoft® Project.

Format your Project Plan using Microsoft Project.

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CPMGT 305 Week 3 Discussion Starter
Discussion Starter 1

Components of a Human Resource Plan

Part of project implementation or execution is having a human resources plan. What are the major components of a human resources plan? What are the different ways to acquire the human resources needed for the plan other than adding headcount? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?

Discussion Starter 2
Project Implementation Planning
Project implementation planning is used to ensure you can successfully implement the project plan. What are the key elements of project implementation or execution? What is the relationship between a project charter, a project plan, and a project implementation plan? As a project manager, what areas might you monitor and control to ensure project implementation is on track? How often might you review the project's progress? How might you handle project jeopardy or potentially missing a date when they occur?

Discussion Starter 3

Project Communications Plan

Part of project implementation or execution is having a comprehensive communications plan that includes all of the key stakeholders. What are the major components of a communications plan? How might you identify the information to be provided to the different stakeholders? What communications process for projects have you seen work well or not work well?

 
 

CPMGT 305 Week 4 Project Implementation Plan: Part 2 (Project Communications Plan, Risk Analysis) for the Team Project
Resource: Project Implementation Plan: Part 1 (Human Resources Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, and Procurement Plan) from Week 3 and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word Project Implementation Plan for the organization using the Project Charter selected by the Learning Team in Week 2, which will also be used for the final project due in Week 5. The Project Implementation Plan must include the following sections:

Project Communications Plan: Project communications plans are defined in section 10.2, titled Plan Communications, in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Risk Analysis: Risk analysis is defined in section 11.3, titled Plan Risk Management, in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
NOTE:  This assignment should have 2 main items in the paper body...the Comm Plan and the Risk Analysis....I do not need you to restate or include items/sections (i.e. the budget, project schedule) from previous week's work.

To earn more points I would expect to see a Comm Plan Matrix (with a discussion on what meetings, why, what medium chosen to communicate and why, frequency and why) and tables showing how risk is summarized, identified, calculated, etc.  

You need to apply these concepts to your specific project.  For example do not just tell me about project risk....you need to aplly the concepts and show me the risk/methods for your specific project.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Tables may be used to format and organize the implementation plan. They can be included within the plan rather than at the end as normally required by APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 4 Project Management, Ch. 7: Exercise #3
Resource: Ch. 7 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Read #3 under Exercises on page 230 in Ch. 7 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Complete a 350- to 700-word response in which your team makes their recommendation with the accompanying rationale.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 4 Tree Trimming Project
Resource: Tree Trimming Project in Ch. 13 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Read the Tree Trimming Project case on page 499 in Ch. 13 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Complete a response for each of the two subsequent questions in 350 words each.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 4 Discussion Starter
Discussion Starter 1

Project Risk Management

Project risk management is important because you can guarantee something will go wrong in any project. Identify three risks that might occur in a project. For each of these risks, what are some mitigating tactics that might mitigate the risks by avoiding them or by addressing them if they occur?

Discussion Starter 2

Project Procurement Planning

The project manager must assist in the selection of vendors to supply component products or services necessary to complete the project. What criteria must be used to decide if the work would be done within the organization or outsourced or contracted out? How does your organization select its sources? What are some advantages and disadvantages of contracting versus outsourcing

Discussion Starter 3
Project Change Management
Project change management is an essential and difficult part of project management. What process might you use for dealing with changes in project scope that occur versus changes in the project execution plan?

 

 

CPMGT 305 Week 5 Project Management, Ch. 14: Exercise #3
Resource: Ch. 14 of Project Management: The Managerial Process

Read #3 under Exercises on page 531 in Ch. 14 of Project Management: The Managerial Process.

Write a 350- to 700-word summary of the interview with a response to the questions.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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CPMGT 305 Week 5 Project Plan and Project Execution Plan Presentation
Resources:

Project Charter created in Week 2
Final Project Management Plan developed in Week 3
Project Implementation Plan Parts 1 and 2 completed in Week 3 and 4
Ch. 4 in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
Develop a 12- to 15-slide presentation for final senior management review.

Include the following four main sections in your presentation:

Section One - Project Scope and Benefits: Describe the scope of the projects, its objectives, and the specific measurable impact it will have on the business or organizational results. This section is an overview of the project that briefly reviews the Project Management Plan including the schedule and budget.
Section Two - Project Implementation Plan: Include the final Project Implementation Plan, which must include a Human Resource Plan, Procurement Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Communications Plan, and risk analysis that includes how you might mitigate the identified risks.
Section Three - Project Closure Process: Include the recommended project closure process as defined in section 4.6, titled Close Project or Phase, in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Remember to consider how you will do recognitions and rewards and how the team will identify its learning for future projects.
Section Four - The Sales Pitch: Provide a sales pitch to sell the project to the customer, project committee, or project council. It should clearly define the project focus, identify its benefits, and detail the impact it will make on the business. Remember to focus on what senior leaders would value as a stakeholder.
Submit your presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.

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CPMGT 305 Week 5 Discussion Starter

Discussion Starter 1

Project Closure

Project closure is an important, but often overlooked, step in the project management process. Identify and describe a process for project closure for your company. Analyze a scenario in which management desires to prematurely stop or terminate a project you are managing. How might this closeout process differ from a natural project closure? Evaluate the project closure process for a global or virtual team. How does this differ from the closure process for a collocated team?

Discussion Starter 2

Project Lessons Learned

Mature project management organizations utilize some form of knowledge-transfer process to impart lessons learned. Identify and describe a process for collecting lessons learned for a project at your company. Suppose you have a long project (multiyear) with a 10% change over of project team members. How would you recommend collecting lessons learned in that situation? Evaluate the lesson-learned process in an organization you are familiar with and recommend constructive changes to the process. Why have you recommended these changes? Explain your rationale for each recommendation.

Discussion Starter 3

Project Failure

Answer the following based on the assigned reading in Ch. 9 of the Project Management Workbook and PMP®/CAPM® Exam Study Guide: What are two major reasons projects fail? How might you prevent failure of the project?

 
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