Badar-e-Alam-Anwar Reg-No. :(1423-212048) Study Program: MBA Evening (3.5 years) (HRM)
Q: What is Project Management?Defines the Traditional Project Management as a set of techniques and tools that can be applied to an activity that seeks an end product, outcomes, or a service.
The Project Overview Statement is a written description of what your customer (in this case, you and your spouse) can expect. Its the document that tells others where you are going and how you plan to "get from here to there." If you are sharing the work with others, they can use it to guide their decisions and actions. In an organization, customers generally want project information in a standardized format, which enables the customer to focus attention immediately on the project information without having to waste time learning new formats. You and your spouse may not need such a formal document.
1. Jack Neift Trucking Company was founded in 1937. Founder Mr. Jack Neift have started this Company with One Truck and One Clients,2. one of the strongest Family Owned businesses in United States with over 500 Trailers Units currently3. With the passage of time number of trucks increased to five hundred. The company control remained within the family generation after generation down to its present president, Bea Stove Burdon.4. The major portion of the company’s Income is generated from the routes of New York City. The company had seen weak financial times but because of its ability it remained one of the best companies in the United States.
Endnote is a powerful bibliographic software program; a large percentage of faculty, staff, and students use Endnote software to write scholarly papers, manuscripts, grant proposals, and abstracts. The program is also used as an on-line research repository of published work. Currently, there are one thousand licenses consisting of four different incompatible versions of Endnote in use within the organization.
Your project goal statement should be a short, specific definition of the ultimate deliverable or outcome of the project. Consider the project time frame as part of the project goal. Give your important stakeholders (you and your spouse) enough information to be able to approve the project, but dont volunteer anything that will be impossible to deliver. for example, you know you cant promise to do it before this weekend, because you will be working out of town for your employer through Friday.
Ensure software compatibility within the organization researchers, faculty, support staff, and students. Enhance research collaboration. • Increase the number of published works and grants submitted. Introduce students to research writing and proper citation practices prior to graduation. Create a shared Endnote data library based on various research topics.
A good objective should include: An outcome (a statement of what will be accomplished); A time frame (a preliminary estimate of duration); A measure (metrics that will measure success); and An action (how the objective will be met).
Lets apply these standards to the following objective: Build a dog house. This objective doesnt give us much useful information. How can we revise the objective to make it more specific? We might ask What do you want to accomplish? (a house big enough and warm enough for a golden retriever) What is your time frame? (next Saturday afternoon is your only free time) What are your measures of success (you stay within your budget ($150) and time frame, the house is big enough for the dog, its in the right location) How will you do this? (Work from the instructions on the Web site you found)
Faculty and staff will develop sharable Endnote libraries, which would be accessible on the Intranet. Funding levels will increase as the number of faculty using Endnote publish and write grant proposals. The number of student publication submissions increase, preparing them for research, enhances their educational experience, and prepares graduates to enter the field as a polished professional. Student grades improve based on the application and use of formatting style (APA) a strict requirement for all courses. The number of graduate, fellows, doctoral, and postdoctoral students obtaining grant funding through collaborative research with faculty increase as students gain access to the same technology faculty use. All students graduate with Endnote hands-on experience, preparing them to teach, publish, conduct research, and write grant proposals
The statement of success criteria in the project overview statement does two things:1. It establishes the business value (benefit) of doing a project, and is therefore a basis for selling the project to senior management; and2. It tells stakeholders when the project is completed.
For example, will completion of the project result in a new product or service? Will it result in more efficient internal systems? Will there be better customer service? Will there be an upgrade of business processes or computer systems? Think about how you might measure "customer satisfaction" and "internal efficiency"
"Six departments upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft Word.“What might be some success criteria for your doghouse? How about these? It should be big enough so the dog can turn around and lie down comfortably, and so you can provide blankets or padding for the floor. At the same time, it should be small enough that it doesnt dominate the back yard. It should be waterproof and windproof. It should not fall down or break when the dog leans against it. It should be attractive (and you and your spouse will need to decide what your standards are for "attractiveness"!). It should be finished at the time and price you and your spouse agreed on.
Financial - Software license budget need an increase of $70,000 to cover the costs associated with current upgrades, maintenance, and future upgrades. Absence of site license options, therefore each license purchased at full retail price. Timing - Risk scheduling upgrade based on varied grant submission deadlines. Faculty teaching and office hour schedule varies with desktop support staff. .
Communicative - Open communication from faculty regarding changes in research collaboration teams - critical. Clear ownership of shared library must be defined prior to posting on intranet. Technical - Risk incompatibility with previous versions until all system installations are complete. Computers near the 4-year life cycle may require immediate hardware upgrade to support the software upgrade
Time Frame - Data collection will require 10 weeks; collection includes running a query of current Endnote licenses using asset tracking database. One week is also required to determine current faculty collaborative research projects including their support staff. Metrics - Currently, there are 1000 licenses consisting of four different versions of Endnote in use within the organization. The mixed versions are installed in the student computer labs, and private offices.
For students - Research Opportunities There are 20 current research opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty. Making the same version of Endnote available for students as faculty would encourage students to apply for the current research opportunities.Student labs: Upgrading all 849 student lab computers to Endnote 9.0 would prepare students to write, research, and correctly cite sources using required formatting styles before graduation. Budget - Using a phased installation approach, and one designated IT Software professional, the complete project will cost $80,593. Each upgrade license cost a little over $80. One-thousand computers in the organization require the upgrade including the undergraduate and doctoral student computer labs.
Project Overview Project Name : Projet # : Project Manager:statement Jack Nieft Information System P /1.1 Mr SalvationProblem /Opportunity :Endnote is a powerful bibliographic software program; a large percentage of faculty, staff, and students use Endnote software to write scholarly papers,manuscripts, grant proposals, and abstracts.Goal :Designate a software specialist to upgrade all current Endnote licenses to version nine by July 1, 2003 using Active Directory’s software organizationunit to manage distribution.Objectives :•Ensure software compatibility within the organization researchers, faculty, support staff, and students.•Enhance research collaboration. • Increase the number of published works and grants submitted.•Introduce students to research writing and proper citation practices prior to graduation.•Create a shared Endnote data library based on various research topicsSuccess Criteria•Faculty and staff will develop sharable Endnote libraries, which would be accessible on the Intranet.•Funding levels will increase as the number of faculty using Endnote publish and write grant proposals.•The number of student publication submissions increase, preparing them for research, enhances their educational experience, and prepares graduates toenter the field as a polished professional.•Student grades improve based on the application and use of formatting style (APA) a strict requirement for all courses.•The number of graduate, fellows, doctoral, and postdoctoral students obtaining grant funding through collaborative research with faculty increase asstudents gain access to the same technology faculty use.•All students graduate with Endnote hands-on experience, preparing them to teach, publish, conduct research, and write grant proposals.Assumption ,Risk ,Obstacle•What resources are involved? Are there risks associated with obtaining these resources?•What problems and/or delays might be associated with this objective?•What effect would delays have on the overall budget and schedule plan?•What are likely time, cost, and labor-hour overruns?•What assumptions are part of any contingency plan, given the resources and constraints?Prepared by: Date : Approved by : Date :Mr Laurie july 7 2012 Bea StoveBurden July 7 2012