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Unit I Article Review Using the CSU Online Library, locate and review an article that describes how an organization’s structure can shape theroles of a project manager and project team throughout the duration of a project.

Unit I Article Review Using the CSU Online Library, locate and review an article that describes how an organization’s structure can shape theroles of a project manager and project team throughout the duration of a project.
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UNIT II Assessment  

  1. Q1: Describe the five necessary conditions for project success. What are some project constraints that could affect project success? 
  2. Q2: How do organizations determine the need for organizational change? What process do they follow?

Unit I Article Review

Using the CSU Online Library, locate and review an article that describes how an organization’s structure can shape theroles of a project manager and project team throughout the duration of a project. The article you select must be at leastfive pages long, and no more than five years old.

Write a summary of the article. Include the purpose for the article, how research was conducted (if any), the results, andother pertinent information. How does the article relate to what you are learning in this course? In other words, describehow the structure of the organization discussed in the article helped to shape the project manager and project teammember roles throughout the duration of the project.

Discuss the meaning or implications of the article’s contents, as well as any flaws you find in the article. What could havemade the article better? Was any information left out?

How could the author expand on the results? Does the article’s information relate to your professional or personal life?How?

Your review must be at least two pages long, not counting cover page and reference page. Use proper APA formatting forall sources, including the textbook. You must use the CSU Online Library’s databases as your source for reliable articles.

UNIT II Assessment

  1. Q1: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of functional, projectized, and matrixed organizational structures.
  2. Q2: What are the four steps for assessing knowledge management and why are they essential to fostering a successful project?

UNIT III Assessment

  1. Q1: Explain how the triple constraints of scope, schedule, and cost play an integral role in managing a successful project.
  2. Q2:What is the critical path of a project, and why is this concept important to an effective schedule management?

 

Unit IV Scholarly Activity

Think of a project you have been involved with at your place of employment or a place where you one day envisionyourself working, and imagine that you were appointed the project manager for this project.

Describe the activities that you and your project team will perform in the initiating, planning, executing, controlling andmonitoring, and closing processes. In addition, describe how the PMP affects each member of the project team.

Remember all APA formatting requirements still apply. Document your sources, and remember even your textbook can bea source.

This assignment should contain a minimum of three pages. Refer to the process model examples in the Handbook ofproject-based management: Leading Strategic change in organizations textbook, Chapters 15 and 16.

 

Unit V Scholarly Activity

Previously in the course, you were asked to think of a project you have been involved with at your place of employment.Think of that same project, imagine that you have been appointed the project manager, and complete the following:

  • Create a schedule of the project tasks to be performed, and describe how the behavior of individual teammembers can determine the tasks they receive.
  • In addition, describe the key processes you would follow when managing the project schedule, including howmuch oversight each project team member may require, again based on their behavior.
  • Indicate how using the precedence diagram method can help you manage team tasks and avoid conflict withinyour team.
  • Also, describe the role of the critical path method regarding task assignments and the negotiation of resourceallocation within the project team.

This assignment should consist of at least three pages, and any sources, including your textbook, should be cited andreferenced properly using APA formatting.

Unit VI Scholarly Activity

Previously in the course, you were asked to think of a project you have been involved with at your place of employment.Think of that same project, imagine that you have been appointed the project manager, and complete the following:

  • Identify some of the positive and negative risks associated with this project, and then rank these risks based ontheir level of priorities.
  • Discuss how each of these risks can affect the project team.
  • Using the key processes of project risk management, propose risk-response plans to the identified risks, andidentify how each team member can play a role in these plans.

Your assignment should consist of no less than three pages. Refer to the risk process examples in the Handbook ofproject-based management: Leading Strategic change in organizations textbook, Chapter 14.

Remember to documentyour sources using APA format. Use the documentation to help bring even greater credibility to your ideas, thoughts, andprocess.

Unit VII Project

Scenario: You are the project manager responsible for a new building construction in northern Virginia. The building isworth $500,000 and will have five bedrooms, a kitchen, landscaping, and a two-car garage to be completed in two years.This was agreed upon in a firm fixed contract. During the execution (construction) of the building, you realize that the costof materials have gone up by 10%, and your schedule is behind by 90 days due to delays from county inspections andpermit processes. You also notice that if you continue with the current cost rate and schedule rate that the total cost tocomplete this house would be $600,000 and delivered three months late.

Submit a three-page report explaining the reasons for these variances from your original project management plan andthe proposed steps on how you are going to control the cost and schedule to achieve the contract threshold of $500,000to be delivered in two years. Your plan must include the following:

  • Address identifications of impacted activities with their cost and schedule attributes, remembering to account forcontingencies.
  • Address explanations of the roles your project management team will play during the execution of your projectmanagement plan and how they will help you to control the issues that are arising during the project.
  • At the end of your essay, add a separate section entitled, “Reflections on My Learning.” In this stand-alonesection, summarize what you have learned in doing the research, reading the textbook, and reading the writtenlessons in regard to project management and how it impacted your decisions in this essay.

Refer to the execution and control process examples in the Handbook of project-based management: Leading Strategicchange in organizations textbook, Chapter 17. Include at least one additional source to support your ideas, thoughts, andtheories. Use APA format to document your sources in-text and in your “References” list at the end of the essay.

Unit VIII Reflection Paper

Think of a project that you have previously been a part of at a past or current place of employment, and imagine that youwere appointed the project manager.

  • Describe the process you and your project team would follow for closing the project.
  • Develop a “Lesson Learned” document for your organization and for your project stakeholders. This documentmust include what went well, what went wrong, and suggestions for improvement in future projects.
  • Discuss how you would adjourn your team in a manner that would encourage them to want to work with you infuture projects.

Your paper should consist of at least four pages utilizing APA formatting. Your textbook can be a source, but include aminimum of at least two additional sources that support your ideas, thoughts, and theories

Unit I Article Review Using the CSU Online Library, locate and review an article that describes how an organization’s structure can shape theroles of a project manager and project team throughout the duration of a project.
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