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Project Scope part 2

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Project Scope part 2 IS 378

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Project Scope based on Professor's lectures
Project Management
Dr. Reza Torkzadeh
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project, Management, unlv, Fall, 2016, information, Systems, business
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Project Charter 1.The Basics a. Most firms use a document known as project charter to formally support the project and to authorize project manager to start planning developmental activities Title of project Sponsors of project Name of project manager Project start date Project objectives Project cost and resources Due date when project must be complete 2.Example Project title- upgrade OS to XP professional Sponsors- IT support service Manager- misty blue Start date- September 1 2014 Objective-upgrade operating system to XP Professional for all employees within 8 weeks. See attached page for list of eligible employees Cost- budgeted 25,000 for labor cost and 45,000 for software Complete by November 1 2014 Comments- we expect drew Barry and jap Napa from institutional development office to work on project. See attached list for eligible team members. Work Breakdown Structure 1 . What is it? a. The project scope is operationalized through the development and implementation of the work breakdown structure (WPS) i. Different people responsible for different parts of project b. It defines specifics for each part of the project What needs to be done Who is responsible for task? How much it costs When it is due c. A WBS is similar to an organizational hart in that it provides an over view of how the project is broken down and who is responsible for which part d. It also provides hierarchical relationship between main activities (design, development, and implementation) and sub activities 2 .Example a. Pay attention to figure 3.3 on pg. 45 3 . Tasks and Responsibilities a. Pay attention to figure 3.6 on pg. 46 b. Pay attention to figure 3.0 on page 50 4 . A management tool a. To monitor progress b. To evaluate cost, time, and quality c. To assign responsibility to each “work unity” or “work package” i. Can be more than one person working in a work unit d. To control quality, each work unit is a control point e. It helps communicate and document f. Has clearly defined deliverables


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