"Measure and Control" Please respond to the
Measuring and controlling project
deliverables is essential to validating work performed within a project.
Evaluate how project status reports are useful for measuring and controlling
resource efforts, project schedules, project costs, and project features of a
software project deliverable.
Identify additional attributes of a
software project that may be important to measure and control. Describe why
they are important and how these attributes might be used to measure and
Week 6 Discussion 2
"Software Defects" Please respond to the
Measuring and analyzing software
defects is critical for software and system development. Describe the
relationship between defect detection and rolling-wave adjustments. Determine
the measures that may be performed to minimize the activities associated with
Examine the factors that determine
the availability of a system. Compare these factors and describe how they are
interrelated. Suggest the tests that may be performed to determine these
Week 7 Discussion 1
"Earned Value" Please respond to the following:
Earned value reporting allows
project managers to measure and track actual versus planned costs, schedule,
and work. Present the factors, metrics, and formulas that may be used to
determine earned value.
Analyze how earned value may be used
to determine if a project is on time or within budget. Provide a real-world
example, including the formula calculations, to support your response.
Week 7 Discussion 2
"Project Control Panel" Please respond to the
A project control panel may be used
to provide a summarized status of a project. Examine the various metrics,
project attributes, and project control factors that a project control panel
may display. Describe how various sections of a project control panel may serve
as a communication tool for project stakeholders.
Describe how you may use the project
control panel to communicate with different project stakeholders. Include an
example to support your response.
Week 8 Discussion 1
"Project Risks" Please respond to the following:
When managing a project, project
managers must remain vigilant to project risk management. Summarize at least
three risks that may impact the success of a large technology project. Relate
each risk to a specific project attribute.
Analyze how the risks identified in
Part 1 of this discussion may impact the project and project deliverables.
Week 8 Discussion 2
"Risk Management" Please respond to the following:
Risk management plays an important
role within the software project management life cycle. Determine at least
three techniques that can be used to identify and analyze project risk factors.
Rationalize how these techniques can minimize project cost overruns, schedule
delays, and defects.
Justify an approach that you would
use to identify, prioritize, and mitigate risk within a large software
development project management life cycle. Include example(s) to justify your