(Mt) – MGT 323 SEU Hokies Lunch Group Business Management Case Study

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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬ ‫وزارة التعليم‬ ‫الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية‬ Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education Saudi Electronic University College of Administrative and Financial Sciences Assignment 1 Project Management (MGT323) Deadline:12/03/2022 @ 23:59 Course Name: Project Management Course Code:MGT323 Student’s Name: Semester: II CRN: 21390 Student’s ID Number: Academic Year:2021-22, II Term For Instructor’s Use only Instructor’s Name: Dr. Mohd Naved Khan Students’ Grade: MO/10 Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder. • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted. • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page. • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer. • Late submission will NOT be accepted. • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions. Atleast two Scholarly Peer- Reviewed Journals are required as references. • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, doublespaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism). • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted. • Do not make any changes in the cover page. Assignment Workload: • This Assignment comprise of a Case Study. • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually. Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes: After completion of Assignment-1 students will able to understand the 1. Defining the concepts, theories and approaches of project management. (L.O-1.1) 2. Recognize the steps of planning process in the project management. (L.O-1.2) 3. Analyze to work effectively and efficiently as a team member for project related cases. (L.O-3.1) Assignment-1-Case Study Assignment Question: (Marks 10) Please read the Case-1.2 “The Hokies Lunch Group.” from Chapter 1 “Modern Project Management” given in your textbook – Project Management: The Managerial Process 8th edition by Larson and Gray page no: 24-27 also refer to specific concepts you have learned from the chapter to support your answers. Answer the following questions for Part-A, Part-B, Part-C of the case study. 1. For each part (A,B,C) What phase of the project life cycle is each project in ? Expain (1 Mark each for A,B,C) Total (3Marks). 2. What are the two important things you learned about working on projects from the case ? Why are they important ? Explain for each part (A,B,C) (2 Marks each for A,B,C) Total (6 Marks). 3. Describe the characters of “The Hokies Lunch Group”? (1 Mark) Answers: 1. Part-A: (1 mark) Part-B: (1 mark) Part-C: (1 mark) 2. Part-A: (2 mark) Part-B: (2 mark) Part-C: (2 mark) 3. (1 Mark) Because learning changes everything.® Chapter One Modern Project Management © 2021 McGraw-Hill Education. All rights reserved. Authorized only for instructor use in the classroom. No reproduction or further distribution permitted without the prior written consent of McGraw-Hill Education. An Overview of Project Management 8th Ed © McGraw-Hill Education 2 Learning Objectives 1-1 Understand why project management (PM) is crucial in today’s world 1-2 Distinguish a project from routine operations 1-3 Identify the different stages of a project life cycle 1-4 Describe how Agile PM is different from traditional PM 1-5 Understand that managing projects involves balancing the technical and sociocultural dimensions of the project © McGraw-Hill Education 3 Chapter Outline 1.1 What Is a Project? 1.2 Current Drivers of Project Management 1.3 Agile Project Management 1.4 Project Management Today: A Socio-Technical Approach © McGraw-Hill Education 4 Examples of Projects Given to Recent College Graduates • Business information: install new data security system • Physical education: develop a new fitness program for senior citizens • Marketing: execute a sales program for a new home air purifier • Industrial engineering: create a value chain report for every aspect of a key product from design to customer delivery • Chemistry: develop a quality control program for an organization’s drug production facilities • Management: implement a new store layout design • Pre-med neurology student: join a project team linking mind mapping to an imbedded prosthetic that will allow blind people to function normally • Sport communication: create a promotion plan for a women’s basketball project • Systems engineers: develop data mining software of medical papers and studies related to drug efficacy • Accounting: work on an audit of a major client • Public health: design a medical marijuana educational program • English: create a web-based user manual for a new electronics product © McGraw-Hill Education 5 1.1 What Is a Project? Project Defined (according to PMI) • A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result Major Characteristics of a Project • Has an established objective • Has a defined life span with a beginning and an end • Involves several departments and professionals • Involves doing something never been done before • Has specific time, cost, and performance requirements © McGraw-Hill Education 6 Program versus Project Program Defined • A group of related projects designed to accomplish a common goal over an extended period of time Program Management Defined • A process of managing a group of ongoing, interdependent, related projects in a coordinated way to achieve strategic objectives Examples: • Project: completion of a required course in project management • Program: completion of all courses required for a business major © McGraw-Hill Education 7 Comparison of Routine Work with Projects Routine, Repetitive Work Projects Taking class notes Writing a term paper Daily entering sales receipts into the accounting ledger Setting up a sales kiosk for a professional accounting meeting Responding to a supply-chain request Developing a supply-chain information system Practicing scales on the piano Writing a new piano piece Routine manufacture of an Apple iPod Designing an iPod that is approximately 2 X 4 inches, interfaces with PC, and stores 10,000 songs Attaching tags on a manufactured product Wire-tag projects for GE and Wal-Mart © McGraw-Hill Education TABLE 1.1 8 Project Life Cycle © McGraw-Hill Education FIGURE 1.1 9 The Challenge of Project Management The Project Manager • Manages temporary, non-repetitive activities and frequently acts independently of the formal organization. • Marshals resources for the project. • Is the direct link to the customer. • Works with a diverse troupe of characters. • Provides direction, coordination, and integration to the project team. • Is responsible for performance and success of the project. • Must induce the right people at the right time to address the right issues and make the right decisions. © McGraw-Hill Education 10 1.2 Current Drivers of Project Management Factors leading to the increased use of project management: • Compression of the product life cycle • Knowledge explosion • Triple bottom line (planet, people, profit) • Increased customer focus • Small projects represent big problems © McGraw-Hill Education 11 1.3 Agile Project Management Agile Project Management (Agile PM) • Is a methodology emerged out of frustration with using traditional project management processes to develop software. • Is now being used across industries to manage projects with high levels of uncertainty. • Employs an incremental, iterative process sometimes referred to as a ‘rolling wave’ approach to complete projects. • Focuses on active collaboration between the project and customer representatives, breaking projects into small functional pieces, and adapting to changing requirements. • Is often used up front in the defining phase to establish specifications and requirements, and then traditional methods are used to plan, execute, and close the project. • Works best in small teams of four to eight members. © McGraw-Hill Education 12 Rolling Wave Development • Iterations typically last from one to four weeks. • The goal of each iteration is to make tangible progress such as define a key requirement, solve a technical problem, or create desired features to demonstrate to the customer. • At the end of each iteration, progress is reviewed, adjustments are made, and a different iterative cycle begins. • Each new iteration subsumes the work of the previous iterations until the project is completed and the customer is satisfied. © McGraw-Hill Education FIGURE 1.3 13 1.4 Project Management Today: A Socio-Technical Approach The Technical Dimension (The “Science”) • Consists of the formal, disciplined, purely logical parts of the process. • Includes planning, scheduling, and controlling projects. The Sociocultural Dimension (The “Art”) • Involves the contradictory and paradoxical world of implementation. • Centers on creating a temporary social system within a larger organizational environment that combines the talents of a divergent set of professionals working to complete the project. © McGraw-Hill Education 14 A Socio-Technical Approach to Project Management © McGraw-Hill Education FIGURE 1.4 15 Text Overview • Chapter 2 focuses on how organizations go about evaluating and selecting projects. • Chapter 3 discusses matrix management and other organization forms and also discusses the significant role that culture of an organization plays in the implementation of projects. • Chapter 4 deals with defining the scope of the project and developing a work breakdown structure (WBS). • Chapter 5 explores the challenge of formulating cost and time estimates. • Chapter 6 focuses on utilizing the information from the WBS to create a project plan in the form of a timed and sequenced network of activities. © McGraw-Hill Education 16 Text Overview (Continued) • Chapter 7 examines how organizations and managers identify and manage risks associated with project work. • Chapter 8 explores resource allocation and how resource limitations impact the project schedule. • Chapter 9 examines strategies for reducing project time either prior to the initiation of the project or in response to problems or new demands placed on the project. • Chapter 10 focuses on the role of the project manager as a leader and stresses the importance of managing project stakeholders within the organization. • Chapter 11 focuses on the core project team and combines the latest information on team dynamics with leadership skills/techniques of developing a high-performance project team. © McGraw-Hill Education 17 Text Overview (Continued) • Chapter 12 discusses how to outsource project work and negotiates with contractors, customers, and suppliers. • Chapter 13 focuses on the kinds of information managers use to monitor project progress and discusses the key concept of earned value • Chapter 14 covers closing out a project and the important assessment of performance and lessons learned. • Chapter 15 discusses agile project management, a much more flexible approach to managing projects with high degree of uncertainty. • Chapter 16 focuses on working on projects across cultures. © McGraw-Hill Education 18 Key Terms Agile project management (Agile PM) Program Project Project life cycle Project Management Professional (PMP) © McGraw-Hill Education 19 Because learning changes everything. www.mheducation.com © 2021 McGraw-Hill Education. All rights reserved. Authorized only for instructor use in the classroom. No reproduction or further distribution permitted without the prior written consent of McGraw-Hill Education. ®

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