University of the Cumberlands Contemporary Project Management Paper


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University of the Cumberlands

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Assignment #1:

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week.

1) Identify what you thought was the one most important concept(s), method(s), and/or specific item that you felt was worthy of your understanding from the Key Terms on pages 417 and 418. DO NOT select the following term "plan quality management.

2) Discuss in detail what the selected term means, how it is used and other pertinent information about the selected term including a specific example, application or case study from your own experience. Be specific; not vague or general.

3) Provide a detailed discussion of why you thought this selection is important and how it relates overall to planning quality management.

Respond to the post of at least two peers, using 100 words minimum each.

Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.

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. Do not use lists or bullet points. This will result in substantial loss of points in the Substance section and the Requirements section.

Assignment 2#:

Essay Question #12: Deming, Juran, Crosby and Taguchi are among the thought leaders who introduced ideas that fueled the quality revolution. Briefly identify and describe important ideas and concepts that each of these thought leaders contributed

The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 - 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to project management. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal (Journal of Project Management) or a professional journal (such as PMI's Project Management Journal). This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria.

The textbook should be utilized primarily to answer or address the problem set as presented above with the journal article providing additional information not available in the text. This could be a case study, example, scenario or other detail that adds to the information from the textbook. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citiation should be used.

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Final Answer

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Assignment 1 & 2

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Assignment 1 & 2
#1: Concepts and Methods

There are several concepts and methods related to project management implementation
that I found important. Developed by Deming Edwards, the ‘profound knowledge system’ is one
of the most influential concepts in project management. Its focus on the understanding of system
variation and the need for managers to develop insight on how to predict the future has been
applied widely. I also found the concept of Total Quality Management quite impressive. The fact
that leadership is identified as an important aspect of quality management is extremely important
as without effective leadership, it is unlikely that an organization will function as a system.
Deming's concept of a profound knowledge system as a methodology for quality
improvement requires organizational management and leadership to develop a broader and long
term picture when implementing quality improvement within an organization. Profound
knowledge system requires an organization to develop a holistic view towards continuous
product and services improvement to meet customer needs and to stay ahead of competitors
(Kloppernborg, 2015). In a highly competitive world, this means innovating continuously and
committing resources towards the development of a ...

ElnaOrfg (12459)
Boston College

Really useful study material!

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