Week 4 activities

  1. #Problem Set #2 will be comprised of the following exercises that are explained in more detail within in the attached template.Project Charter Decision Matrix Exercise
  2. Based on your selected project complete the Project Charter Decision Matrix. The Word document template provided will allow you to click on the desired box to provide an “X” for that selection. After completing the matrix you will provide comprehensive justification for each of your selections based upon the provided scenario. You will then provide your recommendation of whether “no project charter”, a “mini project charter” or a “full project charter” would be required and why.The document should be single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. The template is already formatted this way so do not change formatting. Complete the entire assignment within the provided template.
  3. Organizational Structure AnalysisInstructions: Analyze your selected project to determine which organizational structure (Section 4-1) would be the ideal or preferred organizational structure for this project. Discuss why you selected this structure and justify that choice through an analysis of the project versus the elements and definitions of the organizational structure as presented in the Kloppenborg text. Then, discuss which structure is the least preferred and explain/justify why this would not be a preferred organizational structure for your selected project providing the same depth of analysis. Provide specific examples, elements or components from the project to explain your justification. Each of the justification sections should be a minimum of 250 words.Use the attached template to complete this exercise.
  4. Decision Matrix – Org Structure.docx
    Decision Matrix – Org Structure.docx
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  6. #Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 4

    Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 4Assigned Readings:

  7. Chapter 9: Scope Planning
  8. Chapter 10: Project Schedule Planning
  9. Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
    1. Go online and research the difference between total slack and free slack.
      1. Prepare proper reference citations for the sites you located, using APA style.
      2. Write definitions of total slack and free slack in your own words.
      3. Why would the distinction between different forms of slack be important to a project manager?
    2. How does scope management differ from scope control?

      #Problem Set #4

      1. Go online and find at least two sites with definitions of fast tracking and crashing a project schedule.

      1. Prepare proper reference citations for the sites you located, using APA style.
      2. In your own words, write definitions for project fast tracking and project crashing.
      3. Consider the plan you prepared for the software system testing project in question 1 above. If you were informed by management that you must reduce the planned duration of the project by five days, describe how you, as a project manager, could crash or fast track this project. Be specific in identifying exactly what could be changed in the project plan for each option.
      4. (continuation of question 2.3) If the request to speed up the project occurs after day 25 of the original schedule, what is the only option available?

      2. A project to put on a major international sporting competition has the following major deliverables: Sports Venues, Athlete Accommodation, Volunteer Organization, Security, Events, and Publicity (which has already been broken down into pre-event publicity and post-event publicity.) Prepare a WBS for any single major deliverable on the list. Remember the 100 percent rule, and number your objectives.

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