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Research Project 2 - Submission Attached Files: • Grading Sheet 16 Week Class-- Group Project 2.xlsx (10.381 KB) Strategic Planning: Case Study Overview: In conventional business and government megaprojects--such as hydroelectric dams, chemicalprocessing plants, or big-bang enterprise-resource-planning systems--the standard approach is to build something monolithic and customized. Such projects must be 100% complete before they can deliver benefits: Even when it's 95% complete, a nuclear reactor is of no use. On the basis of 30 years of research and consulting on megaprojects, the author has found two factors that play a critical role in determining success or failure: replicable modularity in design and speed in iteration. The article examines those factors by looking at well-known megaprojects, both successful ones, and cautionary tales. Case Study Link Better Project Management | Harvard Business Publishing Education Access Link: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/895796 Using the attached link do the following: Your team has been assigned to build a house for your sponsor Smith Thomas. The budget for the house is $200,000, and the house must be completed in 6 months. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Using the above link create a project canvas similar to the one on page 8 Describe your life cycle approach used to manage your project and why? Describe at least five key stakeholders and your communication strategy Describe how you will track scope and scope changes Describe deliverables that will be created to track progress Describe at least five risks and your mitigation strategy Assignment Requirements: There is no narrative paper required for this project, however, a "narrative PowerPoint slide" should be submitted, which should include an audio presentation by all the team members. The PowerPoint slide should be submitted as a group to be graded. (Hint: each team member can record their piece of the presentation and the project manager can consolidate everything into one single file to be submitted. The entire audio presentation should not be more than 30 minutes, and should not be more than 25 slides.) Research Project 2 - Submission Attached Files: • Grading Sheet 16 Week Class-- Group Project 2.xlsx (10.381 KB) Strategic Planning: Case Study Overview: In conventional business and government megaprojects--such as hydroelectric dams, chemicalprocessing plants, or big-bang enterprise-resource-planning systems--the standard approach is to build something monolithic and customized. Such projects must be 100% complete before they can deliver benefits: Even when it's 95% complete, a nuclear reactor is of no use. On the basis of 30 years of research and consulting on megaprojects, the author has found two factors that play a critical role in determining success or failure: replicable modularity in design and speed in iteration. The article examines those factors by looking at well-known megaprojects, both successful ones, and cautionary tales. Case Study Link Better Project Management | Harvard Business Publishing Education Access Link: https://hbsp.harvard.edu/import/895796 Using the attached link do the following: Your team has been assigned to build a house for your sponsor Smith Thomas. The budget for the house is $200,000, and the house must be completed in 6 months. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Using the above link create a project canvas similar to the one on page 8 Describe your life cycle approach used to manage your project and why? Describe at least five key stakeholders and your communication strategy Describe how you will track scope and scope changes Describe deliverables that will be created to track progress Describe at least five risks and your mitigation strategy Assignment Requirements: There is no narrative paper required for this project, however, a "narrative PowerPoint slide" should be submitted, which should include an audio presentation by the members. The PowerPoint slide should be submitted as a group to be graded and should not be more than 25 slides.) Example of Project Canvas :
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Research Project 2
Outline
Thesis Statement: Your team has been assigned to build a house for your sponsor Smith
Thomas. The budget for the house is $200,000, and the house must be completed in 6 months.


Project Canvas
o Creating a project canvas diagram



Lifecycle of the Project
o Waterfall



Stakeholders
o Project Sponsor – Client


Mr. Smith Thomas

o Project Manager


The Contractor, subcontractors and estimators working together.

o Suppliers


They will supply the construction materials

o Employees
o Local Government


Scope



Deliverables
o Engineering Reports
o Site Investigation Report
o House Design Documents

o Design Drawings
o Design Reviews
o Completed House


Risks
o Schedule
o Cost overruns
o Inexperience
o Inspection performance
o Excess construction approvals


Research Project 2

House Construction Project

University
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Date
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Introduction
What is a Project
➢ Project Management entails using skills, skills, tools and techniques
to deliver the objectives of the project.
➢ A project in project management consists of tasks that should be
completed to attain a specific result or outcome.
➢ There are several characteristics that can help us understand what
projects are.
➢ Projects are time bound
➢ Projects are specific to a given outcome or goal.

➢ Projects brings benefits and positive impact to client or society.

Case Analysis
House Construction Project
➢ The focus of this research is constructing a house for Smith
Thomas.

➢ Constructing a house is termed as a project as it has key
features of a project.
➢ This project is concerned with developing a house where Smith

Thomas and his family can stay.
➢ The project has an estimated budget of 200,000 dollars and will
be delivered within two months.

Project Canvas

Project Canvas – House Construction
➢ The foundation (purpose) of the project was to construct a house for Mr.

Smith Thomas.
➢ The sponsor and one of the key stakeholders of the project is Smith
Thomas.
➢ Several resources are required such as contractors, subcontractors and
estimators.
➢ Contractors posses skills such as teamwork, project management,
communication and estimation skills.

Project Canvas – House Construction
➢ The deliverable of this project is a fully completed house ready for

furnishing.
➢ With the current budget of 200,000 dollars, the project will be easily
completed in about two months.
➢ For any changes, the project manager will communicate with the client
face-to-face and through social media.
➢ The value of implementing this project to the client is greater control over
some cost and energy-saving features.
➢ The project will be a success if it is completed within the time, excellent
quality and within the budget.

Lifecycle Approach
Approach
➢ The project manager or the contractors can select an appropriate
methodology or approach to follow to implement the project.
➢ Agile, lean and waterfall methodologies can all be used to manage a
house construction project.
➢ However, the most effective approach for this project is the waterfall
methodology.
➢ Waterfall methodology has several steps in its lifecycle.

Lifecycle Approach
Waterfall Approach
➢ The waterfall is the most popular methodology in software

development, having been developed in the 1950s (Kramer, 2018).
➢ The methodology is preferred due to its high predictability and is also
considered a conservative method among developers.

➢ Three primary principles defines the waterfall methodology:
▪ Low client involvement
▪ Strong documentation
▪ Sequential project structure (Rigidity of tasks)

Lifecycle Approach
Why Waterfall Approach?

➢ Waterfall relies on teams adhering a sequence of steps and never
moving forward until previous tasks are completed.
➢ It is suitable for shorter projects like house construction. Again, the

house construction project is easier to define from the start.
➢...


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