A) Define project management in your own words and describe the key characteristics of project management.
B) describe the two similarities and differences between programme and project management.
C) describe the acronym IPECC and argue why these processes are important for a project manager.
A) Describe the critical skills a project manager requires to effectively lead a project team.
B) You are required to establish and manage a project team. describe the steps to recruit members for your project team.
A) describe why it is important to ensure that a project addresses the root causes of a problem and describe the tools that can be used to separate the root causes from the symptoms.
B) Identify a problem in your organisation where there have been several failed attempts to successfully address it. Select one problem analysis tool to separate the root causes from the symptoms.
C) Based on the problem analysis you conducted in problem 3.3 identify two possible strategies or projects that could address the root causes effectively. Apply the cost-benefit analysis tool to select the most appropriate project. describe why you selected one project over the other.
A) describe the difference between a goal and objective.
B) describe what a SMART goal/objective means.
C) Based on the project that you identified, please perform the following activities:
• Develop a SMART goal and corresponding SMART objectives
• Develop a WBS based on your SMART goal and objectives
• Develop a project operational plan by scheduling all your implementable activities
• Develop a Gantt chart based on the operational plan you just developed
• Develop a budget for your project
A) describe why all the factors of the project management triangle are all critically important.
B) List and describe at least two tools required to ensure effective:
• project time management;
• project scope management;
• project cost management; and
• project quality management.
A) Describe three key reasons for identifying and managing stakeholders in a project?
B) describe the relevance of a stakeholder identification tool.
C) Conduct a stakeholder analysis of all the stakeholders by using the appropriate tool.
D) describe two reasons for the importance of the communications matrix in the effective management of stakeholders.
A) Describe four project success factors and failure factors for your project. describe how ensuring effective project control can prevent and address project failure factors.