Project Planning With IT

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Task 2: Produce a project specification (This task provides an evidence for grading criteria P4) Produce a project specification for your project. This will be a structured report that identifies the: Purpose/reasons for undertaking the project (business case) • Project boundaries or scope • Stakeholders in the project • Consideration of options • Expected benefits and success factors • Specific objectives • Constraints Assessment Evidence: Word processed Specification/Definition of Scope document/Hardcopy). Task 3: Plan a defined project using IT (This task provides an evidence for grading criteria P5) Plan your project using project management software. You must plan the project right at the start. The plan must show: Identification of phases and associated activities/tasks Gantt chart Sequential processes (Waterfall) Resources needed for each activity Timescales Assessment Evidence: MS project initial plan (Softcopy and Hardcopy). Assignment Brief: IT Project Stage 1 The Analysis starts with an investigation into how the current system of the chosen project works, the resources that are available and a list of the requirements for the new system. This stage needs to be well thought out and time will be given to do this. You need a clear idea about how the current system works (or not works), and the user requirements of the new system you propose. (Note: For all of your work provide references and use proper citation) A citation tells the readers where the information came from. In your writing, you cite or refer to the source of information. -Book: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher. - Website: Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Day Month Year article was published. Web. Day Month Year article was accessed. . A reference gives the readers details about the source so that they have a good understanding of what kind of source it is and could find the source themselves if necessary. Task 1: Explain the resources available to support the project manager (This task provides an evidence for grading criteria P2) a) Explain the resources needed for a project Prepare an report to explain the resources needed for a project ie information, people, equipment or facilities and finance. Include examples related to your selected project, and explain why the resource was needed. Include a record of any sources of reference you use in a bibliography using the standard referencing style. b) Project management tools and methodologies Produce a table (see example below) which explains the project management tools and methodologies available to a project manager AND the benefits and drawbacks of each. Include visual examples where possible. This should include: Two project management tools: Gantt charts, PERT charts, critical path methods; specialized software packages eg. Microsoft Project Tow project methodologies: examples e.g. waterfall Include a record of any sources of reference you use in a bibliography using the standard referencing style. Project Management Description (inc example) Tool/Methodology Benefits Drawbacks Gantt Charts Waterfall Assessment Evidence: Report and completed table detailing project management tools and methodologies (Hardcopy). Assignment Brief: IT Project Stage 1 The Analysis starts with an investigation into how the current system of the chosen project works, the resources that are available and a list of the requirements for the new system. This stage needs to be well thought out and time will be given to do this. You need a clear idea about how the current system works (or not works), and the user requirements of the new system you propose. (Note: For all of your work provide references and use proper citation) A citation tells the readers where the information came from. In your writing, you cite or refer to the source of information. -Book: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher. - Website: Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Day Month Year article was published. Web. Day Month Year article was accessed. . A reference gives the readers details about the source so that they have a good understanding of what kind of source it is and could find the source themselves if necessary. Task 1: Explain the resources available to support the project manager (This task provides an evidence for grading criteria P2) a) Explain the resources needed for a project Prepare an report to explain the resources needed for a project ie information, people, equipment or facilities and finance. Include examples related to your selected project, and explain why the resource was needed. Include a record of any sources of reference you use in a bibliography using the standard referencing style. b) Project management tools and methodologies Produce a table (see example below) which explains the project management tools and methodologies available to a project manager AND the benefits and drawbacks of each. Include visual examples where possible. This should include: Two project management tools: Gantt charts, PERT charts, critical path methods; specialized software packages eg. Microsoft Project Tow project methodologies: examples e.g. waterfall Include a record of any sources of reference you use in a bibliography using the standard referencing style. Project Management Description (inc example) Tool/Methodology Benefits Drawbacks Gantt Charts Waterfall Assessment Evidence: Report and completed table detailing project management tools and methodologies (Hardcopy).
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