For the mobile app or website that you used in the Week 1 DB response. There is need to update the app/site – and, at the same time, address some new requirements. Given your knowledge on elicitation techniques, what practice(s) do you recommend and why? What challenges might be encountered when eliciting using that technique(s) and how might you – as the BA – be prepared to address them? Remind us what your app is, “invent” what the update might include in addition to your response to the post.
The topics of this week are project costing and cost behavior. Use your readings, research and experience to discuss the following questions:
1. Why is understanding the cost structure of a large-scale project important?
2. How can project costs impact project investment decisions in an environment of capital rationing?
I hope you are doing well.
I am studying MSc Project Management online.
Today we start the new Module Project Analytics. So, we have in the dashboard an open discussion forum unit 1&2 for week 1&2.
• You are expected to contribute a maximum of ten postings during that period
• You will be assessed on your contribution of this 2 week discussion at the end of unit 2
First you have to answer questions for week 1 unit 1 by opening a new initial post I attached to the file two documents. First file about briefing unit 1 in the Module and reading the required book for the module you have to download it.
Also, the second file is about the discussion forum. to answer the question by opening a new initial post following the Guidelines for discussion responses and at the end of paper write one question to ask the peers.
The Maximum word count 310. with Harvard references and use 3 to 4 academic sources.
Justify how 3M satisfies each of the four criteria listed below:
– Must be from the manufacturing, service, IT, or healthcare industries (other industries could be used with instructor approval)
– Must be large enough to have multiple product/service lines to consider
– Must be in a market that is highly competitive where production costs are always a key concern
– Must have potential for and a vision of global expansion
– Explain how the 10 operations management critical decision areas can be applied to this company or organization.
– Outline your initial thoughts on how the final project topics will apply to your selected company or organization.
Formulate/post 1 to 3 relevant QUESTIONS referring back to the discussion article or video.
Project managers are responsible for creating budgets and schedules while dealing with levels of uncertainty. They must take into consideration events and circumstances that can impact the success of completing a project within the designated budget and according to the planned schedule. These events or circumstances can be considered “uncertainties”. Uncertainties have a defined range of possible outcomes described by functions reflecting the probability for each outcome. Please watch this quick YouTube Links to an external site. presentation and identify points of interest that correlate to this week’s readings. Create questions/prompts to facilitate a discussion amongst your peers.
Read the Film Prioritization Case on pp. 61-65 of your Larson & Gray textbook. You have just become a member of the priority team in charge of evaluating and selecting film proposals. Use the evaluation form, found on page 61 of your textbook, to formally evaluate and rank each proposal. Post your rankings with justification and be sure to include the completed Project Priority Evaluation Form as part of your individual post………….
The student will complete four Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of at least 500-750 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday ……………..students must support their assertions with the text, at least three scholarly citations, and one biblical citation in APA format. ………………ny sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include peer-reviewed journal articles for the scholarly sources, the textbook, and the Bible…………The texbook (ISBN 978-1-260-23886-0).
In past activities, you recapped important meeting details about your project to your customer(s), and then compiled a detailed list of necessary resources and costs. Now, you’re ready to think about all the tasks that are needed to complete your project, and how much time each task will take to complete.
Before beginning this assignment, make sure you have:
Downloaded the Week 6 Activity: Project Tasks and Timeline Spreadsheet template [.XLSX].
For this assignment, complete the following in the Spreadsheet template:
In the provided spreadsheet template, you will find three tabs along the bottom of the screen. Read through the “Instructions” tab and the “Sample” tab.
In the “Blank Template – Fill This In” tab, complete the following:
Outline a plausible list of tasks needed to complete your chosen project.
Estimate plausible timelines for each task or group of tasks.
If you need guidance working in Excel, refer back to the Excel training link in the Week 4 activity.
Then, in a Word document titled, “Project Tasks and Timeline Rationale”, write a paper:
Use the following headers in your paper:
Part 1: Overview of the Project (Note: This portion of your paper should be about 1 page)
Summary of Goals and Objectives
Summary of Resources and Budget
Part 2: Explanation of Tasks and Timeline (Note: This portion of your paper should be about 2 pages)
Descriiption of all Tasks
Descriiption of Timeline
Explanation of Method(s) Used to Determine Dates (Note: use concepts from the textbook to support your rationale in this section)
Part 3: Risk Factors and Mitigation (Note: This portion of your paper should be about 1 page)
Potential Risks and Mitigation
Include and highlight in your paper the following ten key terms from the textbook, using each term correctly and in a professional context:
Choose any key term from chapters 1 through 4
“Estimates,” “top-down estimating,” and “bottom-down estimating” from chapter 5
“Activity” from chapter 6
“Risks” from chapter 7
“Resources” and “constraints” from chapter 8
“Project duration” and “project scope” from chapter 9
Remember, if you need guidance using Microsoft Excel, see O365 in the left-hand menu.
Your paper should be clear, well-organized, and formatted according to SWS style. Your paper should be between 4 and 5 double spaced pages, plus a page for sources. Use accurate grammar, mechanics, and spelling.
Submit your assignment by uploading both the completed template document and your paper document to Blackboard in Week 6.
Use the textbook and two other resources to complete this assignment. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides. Cite your resources on a “Sources” page at the end of your paper and format your citations according to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).
For our Discussion Board work this week, let’s talk about a common problem we run into as business analysts when eliciting requirements. Often, our SME’s will share with us a solution instead of helping us focus on what their requirements are. “After all, if you just add this column here, that will solve all of my problems”. Remember, with requirements we are looking to understand the need and then the solutions(s) will be built from there.
During an interview, your SME continues to jump to solutions. What can you do to redirect the conversation to be based on requirements? Cite any articles that you source for your advice.
In this task, you will propose the technology-based solution for the topic approved in Task 1. Your work for Task 2 will not be evaluated until the appropriate forms from Task 1 have been submitted and passed. You will compile the information for your solution into a report based on the prompts below.
Please see attached for instructions. It will be easier to read and understand in the word document.