On successful completion of this module students will be able to
1.Ability to create appropriate project management documentation such as business case, project charter, and Gantt chart and in doing so to demonstrate project management skills.
2.Critical appraisal of project management approaches and methodologies.
3.Critical analysis of literature related to contemporary issues in project management.
Critical appraisal of the role of project manager in implementing successful IT projects and the social, ethical and legal responsibilities of a successful project manager
Kind reminder: You MUST make a reasonable attempt at your assignment and submit it. Failure to do so may result in CAPPED Resit and/or failure of the module.
It is also student’s full responsibility to ensure that all assignments are submitted on the correct link and on time before the submission date.
To ensure students and staff have an excellent learning environment and access to the latest technology to support teaching and learning, QA Higher Education (QAHE) has planned to carry out the refurbishment of its teaching rooms and computing labs across sites (London, Birmingham, and Manchester).
The university wishes to implement smart technology (e.g., smartboards) to optimize the delivery platform by driving efficiencies, streamlining online lectures workflows, increasing inclusive learning, maximizing value, growing smarter, creating new KPIs and standardizing processes. This will involve a major launch event to publicize this as it may help attract students and make the university more competitive as well as celebrating the success of the project.
Provide a reference or link to the case. If the case is from your own personal experience and is undocumented, then state this at the start of the section. This task comprises the following sections:
1.1Provide an academic summary of this case which highlights points most relevant to the management of IT projects.
1.2Discuss how the need for the project arose.
1.3Evaluate the methods used to gather, analyse and manage the requirements for the project.
Note: Case descriptions never have complete information, so you may need to make certain assumptions.
Task-2: Identify and categorise the stakeholders of the project. Critically evaluate the approach the project team took in managing stakeholders and communicating with them. What mistakes did the project manager make and how can these mistakes be avoided?
Task-3: What is software estimation and why is it important during software project management? How can a project manager improve their estimation accuracy? What options are available to them?
Task-4: For the selected IT project (case) from the above scenario, identify the risks associated with your IT project and prepare a suitable risk management approach. You must refer to the current project management literature in your risk management approach.
Presentation, Report Layout and Note: An executive summary, introduction and conclusion are not necessary in your report.
Summarise the case from an academic perspective and should concentrate on the points which are most relevant to the management of IT projects. Discuss how the need for the project arose. Evaluate the methods used to gather, analyse and manage the requirements for the project.
Identify and categorise the stakeholders of your project. Critically evaluate the approach the project team took in managing the stakeholders and communicating with them. From the description provided, what mistakes did the project manager make while communicating with the stakeholders? It is also important to provide an explanation of how these mistakes can be avoided in future projects.
What is software estimation and why is it important during software project management? Critically discuss the main estimation techniques used by a project manager (like size estimations; effort estimates; estimate improvement techniques; function points; algorithmic cost models). Pay particular attention to how a project manager can improve their estimation accuracy. What options/techniques are available to a project manager?
This task focuses on risk management strategy of the project team. You are required to identify risks from different categories in your project. After these risks are identified, prepare a risk management strategy for the identified risks.
Your report is well laid out and formatted according to the given requirements. Your report is free from grammatical and spelling errors. Harvard references style has been used to cite the work where necessary and a list of references are also provided.