From this module, I have learnt about how project management helps in execution of project and controlling of project. The project managers look at the fact that in project execution, the work of the project should be completed according to the time and cost that is planned in the planning phases of the project management. I have also learnt about identifying the outputs as well as managing the output for directing a project work. The managers are to take many responsibilities to identify as well as manage a project work. These responsibilities of managers help to exhibit an attention for detailing, establish a good communication, as well as establish a leadership module in managing a team.
From this module, I have learnt that project baseline is nothing but point of reference. From this module, I can also summarize that project baseline is a measure in project management about how the performance changes from plans that were made. I have also learnt about how to control a project and the importance of project control in project management. Project control consists of cost estimation, risk management, document control that are necessary for controlling a project. The change request can be managed by updating the change log that is requested by the client and by accessing the priority of the change.
In this module, I have identified about the sources of data that are required for project quality control. With the execution of project, the managers needs quality assurance and quality control that are to be assured while managing the project. I have learnt that the quality assurance has many activities that are mainly undertaken for ensuring the processes used in project to meet the quality requirement of the project. From this module, I have learnt the difference between standard and regulation that are needed for controlling a project. The quality control that entrails the monitoring of a particular project results in determining whether the project have standards that was previously defined in the scope of the project.
From this module, I have learnt how to identify the risks and analyze them. This module also gave a detailed description about how to develop strategies for mitigating those risks that are involved in a project. For a project to be successful, I have learnt that there must be a good communication in between the members as well as the mangers of the project to make it successful. This module has increased my communication knowledge that is to be addressed between the members of a team. A project consists of many risks for which the stakeholders are to be notified. I have learnt that the managers leading the project should communicate with the stakeholder is there is change regarding the project time schedule or cost schedule. I have personally learnt how to make the communication smoother while dealing with project in this module.
This module has taught me project measurement system that are needed for establishment of project providing timely, accurate, and complete information for the variables of project. This project measurement mainly helps to identify the performance and progress of the project. Actual information are to be used by the project manager for determining, controlling, analyzing the report from the baseline of the project. I have also learnt the proper progress and the performance that are used for a project report. I have learnt about many tools such as Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt Charts, Critical Path Analysis, Pert method, and Resource Histograms that are required to control the progress of the project.
This module deals with the project closure that is related with the project management. The project closure deals with many actions as well as activities that I have learnt from this module. I have learnt about importance of Organizational Process Assets that are needed for project closure. I got to know that the organizational process assets basically includes a project that are used to influence the success of a project.
From the module 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, I have got to know about handling project management in more details. I have learnt about how to direct the project work and manage them accordingly. I have learnt that project assets are much necessary for executing a project successfully. I have also learnt many scope changing management techniques from module 1. I have also learnt about the tools and techniques of change control in a project. There are many validation as well as control scope of projects that I have leant form one of the modules. Monitoring the project activity status is one of the most important part of project management that I have learnt from these modules. There is a need of quality assurance and quality control for managing a particular project. I have leant about how to control and monitor the work in a project and about the tools and techniques that are needed to assure the quality as well as assure the control of the project. One of the module also talks about risk as well as communication management that I have learnt. I have learnt about various processes that are required to manage the risk of a project. For analyzing the risk, I have learnt about many tools as well as techniques that can be used in project management. This modules have helped me to get a detailed study about project management.
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