[SOLVED]-Project communications are a coordinated effort by all team members: from the project manager who is responsible for the overall message and how it is delivered, to individual team members who contribute to the process
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Unit III Scholarly Activity
Project communications are a coordinated effort by all team members: from the project manager who is responsible for the overall message and how it is delivered, to individual team members who contribute to the process. For the Unit III Assignment you will prepare a project communication matrix for a fictional project of your choice.
The communication matrix shows how we plan to communicate information to the project audiences. The matrix also includes the frequency of communication for different types of information and the method of communication.
A template is provided (click here), but you can create your own matrix. Click here for a PDF of the template. At a minimum, the matrix should include:
• the type of communication,
• its originator,
• who receives the communication or attends the meeting,
• the frequency that the communication or meeting occurs, and
• the source of the communication or meeting.
You will also need to include an introduction that introduces the project scenario.
Your assignment must:
• Be a minimum of 100 words in length (introduction).
• Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit III Scholarly Activity), the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit III Essay
While the project manager is responsible for applying the correct tools and techniques to ensure the success of the project, effective project management technique requires that the project manager possess the following characteristics: knowledge, performance, and personal. For this assignment you are asked to write a short essay on why a project manager should have these characteristics and their relevance to managing a project.
Your essay should:
• Discuss why project managers are integral to managing successful projects.
• Explain the relevance of the following characteristics: knowledge, performance, and personal.
• Identify how you can build on the key characteristics to become a better project manager.
• Describe an example of when a project manager did not possess the right characteristics. What was the outcome?
• Describe a situation where you were able to work under an effective project manager. What characteristics and skills did they possess?
Your assignment must:
• Be a minimum of 500 words in length.
• Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit III Essay), 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.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit VII Essay
Project Management Software Report
The company you work for has grown in size in a very short time. Due to the scale and type of projects coming in, there is a need to adopt a project management software. You are tasked with researching the different project management software available and choosing three of the researched software to report on. Your report should analyze your research and selection process.
There are a number of characteristics to evaluate, including the ability of the software to support the development of schedules, budgets, resource plans, and monitoring reports. Include the following criteria in your report:
• Identify a set of selection criteria.
• Identify priorities for the criteria.
• Prepare a graphic or illustration which compares the evaluation of the software packages relative to the criteria.
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each software being reported.
• Conclude with a succinct and concise discussion for moving forward with a specific software.
Tip: When choosing project management software, the potential user should read several software surveys conducted with project managers. There are a number of surveys and reviews available on the current crop of project management software.
Your report must:
• Be a minimum of 600 words in length.
• Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit VII Essay), 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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Unit VIII Case Study
From the Meredith and Mantel textbook, (Project Management: A Managerial Approach). Review Chapter 12, Project Auditing, Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD): Five Failures and Counting (B) Case Study, pp. 541-543. Once you have reviewed the case study, write a minimum of 600 words in length defending your responses to the following questions.
• Do you think this was a financial audit, a project audit, or a management audit? Why?
• Was the purpose of the audit to exert cybernetic control, go/no-go control, or postproject control? Explain?
• Given the comments in the case, do you surmise that the reason for the audit was to improve future projects or to ascertain the reasons for not meeting the project’s goals, and if the latter, its direct goals or ancillary goals?
• Do you think the GAO was the best choice for an audit team? Would it have the trust of the project personnel?
• Given the minimal elements of a project audit present in Section 12.2, which element(s) would have been primary to the audit team? Why? Which section would have contained the “underlying problems” reported in the case?
Your assignment must:
• Be a minimum of 600 words in length.
• Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment (Unit VIII Case Study), 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.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.