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Project Cost and Quality Management




Week3 Project Cost and Quality Management;Supporting Activity: Cost and Time;Write a 200- to 300-word short-answer response to the following;?While cost and time are critical components of projects, how would you define the quality of a project? Provide some examples of project reporting metrics a project manager could use to measure and communicate the status of quality during a project.;Supporting Activity: Dependency Types;?Provide real-world examples of activities where each dependency type is used: finish-to-start, start-to-start, finish-to-finish, and start-to-finish.;Supporting Activity: Metrics;?Which metric does a project manager have most control over: cost variance, schedule variance, cost performance index, and schedule performance index? Explain how so. Which one does a project manager have least control over?;Write a 100- to 200-word short-answer response to the following;The Nature of Information Technology Projects;What is a methodology? What are the advantages of following a methodology when developing an information system? Information Technology Project Management;The Nature of Information Technology Projects;What is project management?;Conceptualizing and Initializing the IT Project;Describe the project life cycle (PLC) and the systems development life cycle (SDLC), and their relationship?;7. Conceptualizing and Initializing the IT Project;What is fast tracking? When should fast tracking be used? When is fast tracking not appropriate?;Conceptualizing and Initializing the IT Project;Why is it important to have deliverables for each phase of the IT project methodology?;Individual: Project 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.;Write a 2- to 3-page memo explaining the financial implications of your project that does the following.;? Adds costs estimates to your resources (both labor and material) ? Refer to websites like the United States Department of Labor for estimates.;? Adds estimates for all task duration and sequencing of tasks (including precedence relations);?Summarizes any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical task sequencing, and how duration estimates were arrived at;?Highlights if there are any milestones for your project;Include a Microsoft? Project Gantt chart, as an attachment, showing the WBS of tasks (with dependencies) and task sequences, along with any budget or cost reports to support your memo.;Learning Team: Project Schedule;We are doing our project Riordan Manufacturing;Choose a project involving an IT requirement with multiple tasks and human resources. This project must come from a business situation?for example, hardware procurement and installation, network acquisition, implementation, or expansion?in which each Learning Team member contributes background details.;Project Charter (Due in Week Two);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.;At a minimum 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;?Explanation of sponsors, stakeholders, and as well as how the project team is structured so that there will be no confusion concerning roles and responsibilities;?Project approach your team intends to take to fulfill meeting deliverables of the project;Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings


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