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CMGT 410 ENTIRE COURSE (Latest Version of Syllabus) PLEASE DOWNLOAD HERECMGT/410 Week 1 Individual AssignmentConsider the following scenario:You have been hired by a large company with branch offices around the countryto assist with rollout of a new companywide compliance system. While initially thefocus was on implementation of the technology, it was found that success willrequire at least 10 hours of training for all managers across the country on boththe use of the new platform as well as a host of new compliance policies beingintroduced. Of the options discussed, it was generally agreed than the trainingshould be hands-on and conducted in person at a central location. This willobviously require getting organizational buy in as not all managers are going tobe willing to commit to taking time out from their normal responsibilities just forsome training. In addition, such large scale centralized training has not been donebefore by this company; therefore, the CEO wants feedback from participants toevaluate the effectiveness of any training sessions. As a result, your manager hasgiven you the responsibility to develop an outline for a proposed project thatwould meet this upcoming need.Submit a 2- to 3-page memo that does the following:Names the project Briefly describes the project Identifies potential stakeholdersdirectly or indirectly involved Specifies the overall objective and any outcomes forthis project Details how success will be evaluated Highlights what is needed toascertain the measurable organizational value (MOV) of this project.You will need to make some assumptions (it is even encouraged) but theassumptions must be documented.Week 1 DQ1Carton et al (2008) describe what they consider a “successful” enterpriseresource planning (ERP)implementation. What aspects of the project madeit “successful” in their definition? Would your organization describe this assuccessful? Why or why not?Week 1 DQ2Based on the article by Anantatmula (2010), why is the project manager socritical to the success of the project?
CMGT/410 Week 2 Individual AssignmentYou have been tasked with the project of organizing a company offsite 2-daytraining session in which people are brought in from different parts of the country.This entails everything from preparation, accommodations, and facilities.Submit a 2- to 3-page executive memo summarizing the projects objective, anyscoping boundaries used to define the project, and relevant facts about the tasksor resources.Identify all related tasks and resources needed to complete this project.Highlight or specify any measurable deliverables relating to your project.Attach a task list with assigned resources from a Microsoft® Project file thatsupports what you have outlined in your memo.Week 2 DQ1Analyze the techniques discussed in the Guldemond et al. article (2008),and propose how you would apply them to your own skill set as a ProjectManager.Week 2 DQ2In their 2009 article, Turner et al. describe the relatively low implementationrate of Gantt chart, CPM diagrams, etc. in projects. Does your organizationuse these tools? How does this data compare to the implementation ofthese tools in your organization? Why?CMGT/410 Week 3 Individual AssignmentThe project for the company offsite 2-day training session has been given apreliminary go-ahead. However a budget needs to be submitted for approval.Write a 2- to 3-page memo explaining the financial implications of your projectthat does the following:Adds costs estimates to your resources (both labor and material) – Refer towebsites like the United States Department of Labor for estimates.Adds estimates for all task duration and sequencing of tasks (includingprecedence relations)Summarizes any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type ofresources, critical task sequencing, and how duration estimates were arrived at
Highlights if there are any milestones for your project Include a Microsoft® ProjectGantt 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.CMGT/410 Week 3 Learning Team AssignmentThis is the core of any project plan used to communicate what tasks are neededand the order of sequence to be done to meet deadlines and deliverables.At a minimum the section will contain the following:Business requirements document (BRD) that provides additional details regardingthe expectations (such as user, system, and functional) that must be met forachieving goals of the projectWork breakdown structure (WBS) showing discrete work tasks and groupedhierarchically that helps to organize and define the total work scope of the projectWrite 3 to 4 pages on your findingsWeek 3 DQ1In Hurley’s 2009 article, what type of costs should project managers betracking to get an accurate total cost? Why is it critical to track thesecosts?Week 3 DQ2Why is cost and quality management so important to know how tosuccessfully apply in project management? What are the potentialconsequences of a project manager not knowing these two valuable tools?CMGT/410 Week 4 Individual AssignmentThe company offsite 2-day training session project is about ready to enter theexecution phase. However, management has a history of being surprised withprojects that finished over-budget, did not adhere to the timeline, evinced wasteof resources, or did not meet expectations.Address your strategy for the following in a 2- to 3-page memo to gain theirconfidence in your project management abilities:Analyze and report unplanned changesEvaluate project qualityProcedures you plan to implement for handling change control issues
How you plan to communicate whether the project is meeting any statedperformance and quality objectivesCMGT/410 Week 4 Learning Team AssignmentThe allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project isto be delivered on-time and on-budget.At a minimum this section will contain the following:Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material)Cost estimates for project resourcesGantt diagram showing duration estimates for all tasks and their sequencing(including precedence relations) and highlighting any critical path(s) arising fromtask dependencies ultimately determining the minimal duration of a projectIn addition summarize any relevant facts about the project duration, number ortype of resources, critical task sequencing, or how duration estimates werearrived at, and any financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports ofthe project as well)Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances are captured.Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.Just need highlighted part completed, attached is team project information to useto complete sectionWeek 4 DQ1In his 2008 article, Moore talks about contract project professionals. Whatdoes he believe is the role that contract project professionals play?Why/how are those roles important in managing a company’s humanresources?Week 4 DQ2Based on the article by Swinarksi et al (2010), how would you go aboutmaking sure that team members have the required skill sets for the specificproject?WEEK 5CMGT/410 Week 5 Individual AssignmentProject Postmortem
Now that the company offsite 2-day training session project is over, conduct apostmortem review.Submit a 1- to 2-page memo that does the following:Details the benefits and drawbacks of a postmortem reviewLists who should partake in this meeting,Indicates what you hope to discover at the conclusionCMGT/410 Week 5 LearningTeamAssignmentRevise and submit all sections of your Learning Team project along with theWeek Five section below.It is essential for establishing confidence that a project will be executed effectivelyand with minimal waste. A plan for performance measurement requires identifyingwhich critical element should be measured, how they are measured, and whenthey are measured to communicate if the project is on track.At a minimum the section will contain the following:Measurable objectives identified as milestones on the Gantt chartRisk mitigation strategy for analyzing and reporting unplanned changes as wellwhat procedures you plan to implement for handling change control issuesDescription of project reporting regarding the on-going evaluation and status ofproject efforts to stakeholder and participants on the project teamMethod for determining whether the project has met its objectives and how theproject is terminatedWrite 3 to 4 pages on your findings.Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of the entireLearning Team Project, as completed in Weeks Two, Three, Four, and Five.Week 5 DQ1Based on the article by Kutsch, why is it important to conduct a project riskmanagement process? What are some of the downfalls to not conductingone?Week 5 DQ2
In your own words, how would you explain project risk management? Whatare some real-life examples where project risk management would beimperative? Givedetailsforeachexample.