1) Define the key characteristics of any project.
2) What is the Scope Statement for a project? What role does the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) have in sucha statement?
3) Using the information below, plot out a full project Gantt chart and identify the critical path. How many days does it take to complete the project?
4) What approaches exist to generate a budget for a specific project budget?
5) How can project risk arise? Outline the various responses to risk that may be taken within project management.
6) What quality methods (project evaluation, monitoring and control) would you introduce to ensure a project is completed successfully?
Scope Statement of the project
A project is a set of activities and methods that are carried out to achieve a specific set of goals and objectives.
The following are the primary characteristics of a project.
- Every project has a defined list of deliverables and milestones to be achieved.
- A project has a series of phases that mark its life cycle.
- There are resources assigned to the projects for the execution of the tasks and activities.
- Project has an estimated budget and schedule.
- There are internal and external stakeholders that are associated with the projects.
The scope statement of the project covers the list of items and activities that shall be completed by the project resources during the project timeline.
The scope is important as it allows the Project Manager and other resources to estimate the project budget, schedule, and effort. The scope statement provides the set of requirements and specifications that shall be carried out for achieving the project goals and objectives. The items included in the scope statement act as the baselines for the projects and the effort estimation is done accordingly (Fageha and Aibinu, 2013).
The overall duration of the project is 19 days.