procurement management detailed cost estimate cost management quality management risk management finished project management plan B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

procurement management detailed cost estimate cost management quality management risk management finished project management plan B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

As a project manager you will frequently be placed in charge of planning projects which are far outside of your scope of expertise. This problem is compounded by the fact that you will typically have little direction from the end user and will need to complete a product based on: The formal project management process; research of existing material; and an unending number of assumptions. The intent of this project is not leave you wholly on your own to complete the deliverables, rather the intent is to lead you Socraticly through a process where you identify your own needs, think critically as a team, and produce your own solution.

As many of you have already discovered in your professional lives, you will almost never have the freedom to choose your team members or your project manager. You will need to discover and develop your own strengths for team interaction and development. Additionally, it is rare in a career to work for a visionary leader. In most cases your project managers will be people just like you with strengths and weaknesses; if you are a strong leader, you will need to learn the subtle art of “managing up” while you are the follower, if you are not a strong leader you will need to learn how to lean on your team and delegate when acting as project manager.

Prior to week 11 you will be randomly assigned to a three-to-six-person team. Your team is tasked with taking the hypothetical project, as outlined below, through the initiation and planning phases of the project management process. Your team’s goal is to develop a complete project management plan for the hypothetical project. An example of a complete project manage plan can be found here: ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM MUST AGREE TO AND SIGN THE TEAM CHARTER.

The second deliverable in the first two weeks is a communications plan. An example communications plan can be found here but you will need to research, collaborate and create your own: How To Build a Deck | Post Holes & Framing (2 of 5)

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