Assignment requirements:

Due Thursday
Your author discusses five different Project Management Life Cycle Models (PMLC) in your book.
For your discussion post answer the following question:
1. Identify which models you have experience using.
2. Identify a project from your experience that would be a good fit for a specific PMLC model.
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!]
[Your initial post should be at least 450+ 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]
Submitting the Initial Posting: Your initial posting should be completed by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Response to Other Student Postings: Respond substantively to the post of at least two peers, by Friday, 11:59 p.m. EST. A peer response such as “I agree with her,” or “I liked what he said about that” or similar comments are not considered substantive and will not be counted for course credit.
[Continue the discussion through Sunday,11:59 p.m. EST by highlighting differences between your postings and your colleagues’ postings. Provide additional insights or alternative perspectives]
Evaluation of posts and responses: Your initial posts and peer responses will be evaluated on the basis of the kind of critical thinking and engagement displayed. The grading rubric evaluates the content based on seven areas:
Content Knowledge & Structure, Critical Thinking, Clarity & Effective Communication, Integration of Knowledge & Articles, Presentation, Writing Mechanics, and Response to Other Students.
Due Sunday
1. Part 1
Your book talks about the “Scope Triangle” or the Iron Triangle.
Question 1: Your book addresses six areas that are part of the iron triangle –
a. Describe each of the areas included in the iron triangle
b. Of the six which areas do you feel are the most important and why?
Question 2: You are managing a project and your sponsor has given the following constraints:
c. The project must be completed in 2 months
d. The project must include 7 core pieces of scope
e. The project must stay within 1 million dollars
What concerns do you have with the three constraints above and how do you proceed?
Part 2
Scope Creep – Discuss ways in which scope creep occurred on projects with which you have been associated. Was the project manager able to reverse scope creep? Is it possible to reverse scope creep and what is the impact? How do you identify scope creep?
Assignment Requirements:
6. The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form.
7. This is to be in narrative form and should be as thorough as possible.
8. Bullet points should not be used.
9. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length.
10. Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
11. Utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to project management. The textbook should also be utilized.
12. Do not insert excess line spacing.
13. APA formatting and citation should be used.
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