Determining Project Progress and Results..
Chapter 14: Determining Project Progress and Results.
This chapter covers multiple ways in which project managers seek to ensure the project results they planned to make and promised to deliver. After completing this chapter, each student should be able to perform the following:
- Develop and demonstrate use of a change control system.
- Demonstrate how to monitor and control project risks with various resolution strategies.
- Create and present a project progress report.
- Describe the importance of formal reporting and communications.
- Demonstrate negotiating skills.
- Manage conflicts during the project execution.
- Describe project quality control tools, including how and when to use each.
- Calculate current project schedule and budget progress, and predict future progress, using earned value analysis.
- Document project progress using MS Project.
Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify 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.
Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
- In your opinion, under what conditions should the sponsor approve a project change, and when is it okay for the project manager to authorize a change? Give an example of each.
- Give specific examples of risks on a project that are within the team’s control, partially within the team’s control, and outside the team’s control. Tell how you would deal with each.
[Your 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].
[Your post should be at least 500+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]
[Your posting should be completed by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. EST.]