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These are questions for discussion forum and journal for this week. Please no plagiarism and in-text referencing needed. original work .Needed asap.

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JOURNAL

Reflect on this week’s Professional Environments, Internship activities and learning. Remember that this is your document to help you recall new and significant things from your week and plan for your future. Only you and your tutor can read this journal.

You should write at least 200 words on something you have learned this week that may include:

  • what you have learned
  • what is happening in your internship
  • how you are relating what you have learned to what is happening in your workplace
  • other aspects of your professional development
    • an article you have read
    • an event that you have attended
    • something that may have happened in the workplace that has resulted in your learning about our different workplace culture
    • an interview you had, or a presentation you may have given.

NOTE: If you are not currently in an internship, or have completed your internship, you should consider reflecting on some of these other related activities.

Your reflection may cover more than one of these categories.

Use the Reflective Journal Reading article as a guide to possible career development activities.

Marking Guide:

0 marks if there has been no journal entry.

1 mark if you simply summarise what you have learned in the seminar this week

2 marks if you just summarise your seminar and list your internship activities

3 marks if you can relate what you have learned in the seminar to your internship or other workplace activities

4 marks if your journal shows reflective thought and application of what you have learned this week to your ongoing and future professional development.


Question 1

Project Scope

Part 1:

Work with your supervisor at your Host Company, to identify a project that you can work on, i.e. a defined piece of work that you can plan, investigate, develop and deliver during your time at your internship.

Your project does not have to be big, but it cannot be routine, everyday work, such as working on help desk, assembling PC’s, fixing bugs in programs, and so on. You will use this project to produce an RMP (Risk Management Plan) in weeks 7 and 8 of the course

Now create a Scope Statement for your project, using the template provided and the separate instruction document for completing it. Please take care to enter information in ALL required fields. The information you write in your Scope Statement should be 200 - 300 words:

You should have at least 3 constraints, 3 assumptions and 3 risks. Write at least a paragraph (several sentences) for the Project Description and the Business Benefit.

Part 2:

Upload your completed Scope Statement to the forum for the others to read and comment on.

Compare your Scope Statement with at least 2 other classmates.

Question 2

Download the RMP (Risk Management Plan) template.

Complete Part 1: Project Context, using the information from your Scope Statement.

Upload the template to the forum.

You do not need to comment on the responses of any of your classmates here.

Question 3

Risk Treatment Methods

  1. The project team is developing an app for iOs, Android, Windows and Symbian phones. The development team lead identifies a risk with the Symbian phones. She says that the team have no experience with Symbian, and the Symbian operating system is not capable of performing many of the required functions. You recommend to the client that “Symbian” compatibility be removed from the project. The client agrees. Which risk treatment method is this? Explain your answer.
  2. Which risk treatment method should be used when a section of the project is too difficult for the company to perform? Explain your answer.
  3. You are managing a project which uses subroutines and libraries from a number of different sources. You are concerned that the project might accidentally contravene the law. So you ask the HR department to employ someone with specialist knowledge in the area. Is this an example of “Transference”? Explain your answer.
  4. What is the difference between “Avoidance” and “Acceptance”?
Comment on the responses of at least 2 other classmates



Marks Allocation:

Remember marks are awarded on your work as follows:

  • 0 marks if there has been no reading of seminar and module overview as applicable in the week.
  • 1 mark if reading of the seminar/module overview as applicable, has happened
  • 2 marks if seminar/module reading has occurred and there is some quality work but it is not of sufficient quantity and/or timeliness
  • 3 marks if above conditions are met and it has appropriate references to support the argument and discussion
  • 4 marks if all the requirements in 1,2 &3 above are present and the work demonstrates a high quality of engagement and thought.

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ACS Professional Environments RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN - Part 1: Project Context Plan Prepared by Organisation Supervisor Date Project Name Project Description Project Deliverables Business benefit: ie what will the company gain from this project Resources to be applied Equipment: People: Estimated Duration Budget: Start: End: RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN - Part 2: Risk Register Risk Ref. No. Risk Category Risk Description Risk Cause Risk Consequences Impact Likelihood 1 Select Select Select 2 Select Select Select 3 Select Select Select 4 Select Select Select 5 Select Select Select 6 Select Select Select 7 Select Select Select 8 Select Select Select Rating RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN - Part 3: Risk Treatment Plan Risk Ref. No. Treatment Strategy 1 Select 2 Select Treatment Description Treatment Resources Risk Owner Deadline 3 Select 4 Select 5 Select 6 Select 7 Select 8 Select Risk Rank Matrix IMPACT LIKELIHOOD Rare Unlikely Possible Likely Almost Certain L M LEVEL 1 Insignificant 2 Minor 3 Moderate 4 Major 5 Severe 1 2 3 4 5 Low (1) Low (2) Low (3) Low (4) Medium (5) Low (2) Low (4) Medium (6) Medium (8) High (10) Low (3) Medium (6) Medium (9) High (12) High (15) Low (4) Medium (8) High (12) High (16) Extreme (20) Medium (5) High (10) High (15) Extreme (20) Extreme (25) Low Medium 1-4 Jim Owens PMP MACS (Snr) CP 2011 5-9 Risk Levels H E High Extreme 10-16 20-25 Project Scope Statement Project ID Project Manager Project title Reason for Project Strategic objective Product Acceptance Criteria Project Deliverables Out of Scope Key Constraints Key Assumptions Key Stakeholders Key Risks Estimated Duration Start: End: Estimated level of Effort Project management Approach Project Team members Steering Committee Authorisation Name Signature Date Project Manager Manager Project Sponsor Please see following pages for notes on completing this document File name: 2016110111203820160121003547scope_statement_template_v2 Page 1 of 3 Notes on completing the Project Scope Statement Project ID A unique code assigned from the project Register For your PICT question, the number will be -0001 E.g., mine would be JO-0001 Project Title A short but meaningful name for the project. E.g. • Create a Web page, or • Organise birthday party. Project manager Your name Reason for Project Why are we proposing this project? What opportunity is it intended to realise, or what problems is it intended to fix? E.g. To enable me to properly honour my friend. Strategic objective Which portion(s) of the Strategic Plan is this project aligned with? Leave blank Project Deliverables What tangible outcomes should the project deliver? E.g. • A Web page • Birthday cake, invitations • Speech presented Out of Scope What items will NOT be delivered, but people might think they are part of the project E.g. When creating a web site, Out of scope items could be: uploading the web page to a server, testing the web page on Google Chrome, Opera or any every of IE before version 6, and so on Key constraints What conditions do you think will limit your ability to manage the project? E.g. • An Internet connection is available only between 6am to 10am each day • Guests may be vegetarian, Hallal, etc • There is no funding for travel or accommodation • Amandeep, a key resource, will be available only at weekends Key assumptions Conditions that you believe to be true Project Charter Page 2 of 3 Notes on completing the Project Scope Statement e.g. • Maryam will be able to drive us there and back every afternoon • Funding will be sufficient to complete the project Key Risks What are the main things that can go wrong with the project? e.g. • The computer might break down • Team might become too busy to finish Key stakeholders Who are the main people with an active interest in the project (either positive or negative) as well as the project Manager and project team? For this question, just put yourself and your tutor here. Estimated Duration When do you think the project will start and finish? Estimated Level of Effort How much work do you think is involved? The number of person hours/days E.g. if you believe the project will require three people for 2 hours each Thursday for 8 weeks, then the estimated Level of Effort) will be 48 hours (i.e. 3 people x 2 hours x 8 weeks) Project management approach Different projects might require different project management methodologies? Just enter “Simple” for this one Project team members All people actively involved in the work of the project. The project Manager’s name should be followed by (PM). E.g. (PM), Lianhui Hua, Maheshpal Singh Project steering group The people who will regularly review the project progress, and give direction. Leave blank Authorisation Leave blank for this question Project Charter Page 3 of 3 Project Scope Statement Project ID Project Manager Project title Reason for Project Strategic objective Product Acceptance Criteria Project Deliverables Out of Scope Key Constraints Key Assumptions Key Stakeholders Key Risks Estimated Duration Start: End: Estimated level of Effort Project management Approach Project Team members Steering Committee Authorisation Name Signature Date Project Manager Manager Project Sponsor Please see following pages for notes on completing this document File name: 2016110111204620160121003547scope_statement_template_v2 Page 1 of 3 Notes on completing the Project Scope Statement Project ID A unique code assigned from the project Register For your PICT question, the number will be -0001 E.g., mine would be JO-0001 Project Title A short but meaningful name for the project. E.g. • Create a Web page, or • Organise birthday party. Project manager Your name Reason for Project Why are we proposing this project? What opportunity is it intended to realise, or what problems is it intended to fix? E.g. To enable me to properly honour my friend. Strategic objective Which portion(s) of the Strategic Plan is this project aligned with? Leave blank Project Deliverables What tangible outcomes should the project deliver? E.g. • A Web page • Birthday cake, invitations • Speech presented Out of Scope What items will NOT be delivered, but people might think they are part of the project E.g. When creating a web site, Out of scope items could be: uploading the web page to a server, testing the web page on Google Chrome, Opera or any every of IE before version 6, and so on Key constraints What conditions do you think will limit your ability to manage the project? E.g. • An Internet connection is available only between 6am to 10am each day • Guests may be vegetarian, Hallal, etc • There is no funding for travel or accommodation • Amandeep, a key resource, will be available only at weekends Key assumptions Conditions that you believe to be true Project Charter Page 2 of 3 Notes on completing the Project Scope Statement e.g. • Maryam will be able to drive us there and back every afternoon • Funding will be sufficient to complete the project Key Risks What are the main things that can go wrong with the project? e.g. • The computer might break down • Team might become too busy to finish Key stakeholders Who are the main people with an active interest in the project (either positive or negative) as well as the project Manager and project team? For this question, just put yourself and your tutor here. Estimated Duration When do you think the project will start and finish? Estimated Level of Effort How much work do you think is involved? The number of person hours/days E.g. if you believe the project will require three people for 2 hours each Thursday for 8 weeks, then the estimated Level of Effort) will be 48 hours (i.e. 3 people x 2 hours x 8 weeks) Project management approach Different projects might require different project management methodologies? Just enter “Simple” for this one Project team members All people actively involved in the work of the project. The project Manager’s name should be followed by (PM). E.g. (PM), Lianhui Hua, Maheshpal Singh Project steering group The people who will regularly review the project progress, and give direction. Leave blank Authorisation Leave blank for this question Project Charter Page 3 of 3 Project Scope Statement Organisation Plan Prepared by Date Project Name Business Benefit Project Deliverables Product Acceptance Criteria Out of Scope Key Constraints 1. 2. 3. Key Assumptions 1. 2. 3. Key Stakeholders Key Risks 1. 2. 3. Estimated Duration Start date: End date: Estimated level of Effort (hours) Project Team members Authorisation Name Signature Date Project Manager Manager Project Sponsor Please see the separate instruction document for notes on completing the Scope Statement Jim Owens FACS Page 1 of 1 Notes on completing the Project Scope Statement Project Prepared by: Enter your name Organisation: Your internship company (or where you are employed) Project Name: A short but meaningful name for the project. E.g. “Online market project” Business Benefit: Why are we proposing this project? What opportunity is it intended to realise, or what problems is it intended to fix? E.g. To create a new e-Commerce web site, which will increase sales Project Deliverables: The tangible outcomes the project should deliver. E.g. An e-Commerce web site. User manual. Project Acceptance Criteria: How will you know the project is working correctly? Out of Scope: Items that will NOT be delivered, but people might think they are part of the project E.g. Uploading the web pages to a server, testing the web page on MS Internet Explorer before version 8.0, and so on. Photographing the items for sale. Key constraints: Conditions that will limit your ability to manage the project. E.g: • An Internet connection is available only between 6am to 10am each day • There is no funding for travel or accommodation • Amandeep, a key resource, will be available only at weekends Key assumptions: Conditions that you believe to be true E.g: • Maryam will be able to drive us there and back every afternoon • Funding will be sufficient to complete the project Key Risks: The main things that can go wrong with the project. E.g: • The computer might break down • The team might become too busy to finish the project • The site might not work correctly on mobile devices. Key stakeholders: The main people with an active interest in the project (either positive or negative) as well as the project Manager and project team. For this question, put yourself, your supervisor and your tutor here. Estimated Duration: What dates do you think the project will start and finish? Estimated Level of Effort How many person hours of work do you think will be required? E.g. If you believe the project will require three people for 2 hours each week for 8 weeks, then the estimated Level of Effort will be 48 hours (i.e. 3 people x 2 hours x 8 weeks) Project team members: All people actively involved in the work of the project. The project Manager’s name should be followed by (PM). E.g. (PM), Lianhui Hua, Maheshpal Singh Authorisation Jim Owens FACS You can leave this area blank for this question Page 1 of 1 ...
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Question 3: Risk Treatment Methods
1. The risk treatment method that is employed in this instance is avoidance. Avoidance is a way
of dealing with risks in a venture in such a way that escapes both the cause and effect of the
undesired variable. The method is applied in most cases where the economies of scale are so
large, significant, that any misstep is likely to run into large losses in times of money and the
human resources that are used on the project.
2. Avoidance is the best risk management method that can be used when a section of the project
is too difficult to perform. This is because avoiding the problem creates the space for another,
more competent, service provider to come on board. This may happen when the original
company decides to subcontract that specific part of the contract or when the buyer or consumer
directly contracts another entity to perform the difficult part of the contract. This is called
transference.
3. Yes. Transference refers to the situation where the responsibilities and the resultant liabilities
are moved from the primary service provider to another party. This usually happens when the
service provider asks for the transference or the consumer uses foresight to hire the most capable
provider.
4. Avoidance is the process of escaping both the causal and consequential aspects of a problem
while tackling a project. Acceptance, on the other hand, is the incorporation of the negative
effects of a project’s outcomes into the general scheme of things so as to absorb the impacts of
the negative impact.


ACS Professional Environments

RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN - Part 1: Project Context
Plan Prepared by

Organisation

Supervisor

Date

Quick Deliveries Limited

Third November 2016

Project Name

Project Description

Online Survey of Market Prices

A survey of the prices that are charged for deliveries within the county for a goods of up to 200
poinds

Project Deliverables

Business benefit: ie what will the company gain ...

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