PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements

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PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements

Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. Watson with permission

......... 7 MICROSOFT PROJECT ................................................................................................................................................................. Watson with permission ........................................................................................................ 3 PROJECT DELIVERABLES ...................................... 4 FINAL PROJECT DELIVERABLE ..... 7 PROJECT SCHEDULE ......................................................................................................................................................... 12 Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J......................................................................................................................................... 3 PROJECT SELECTION GUIDELINES ................ 4 PROJECT PROGRESS REPORTS ....... 8 APPENDIX A: RUBRIC FOR TEAM PROJECT DELIVERABLES...............................................PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 2 of 12 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6 PROGRESS REPORTS.......................................................................................................... 10 APPENDIX B: TEAM MEMBER CONTRIBUTION.................................................................................................... 8 PROJECT EVALUATION AND GRADING.............................................................

for the purposes of this assignment. Each team must select a project. new high-rise. Therefore. the development of a project plan such as this is usually the result of a group effort. deliverables.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 3 of 12 Introduction The purpose of the team project is to develop an integrated project management plan for a project and to organize and track the project throughout its life cycle. new home) The project should involve about 25 to 50 extremely high level tasks (this may result in an artificial situation for academic purposes where the plan is not as detailed as it would be for execution in real life). computer networks) Construction (remodeling. Project Selection Guidelines Each team will select a project based on the interests of its members and consensus of the team. schedule. The project could involve development of a new product or service. What is most important here are the project management processes utilized not the project execution. assuming that the team is a contractor making a competitive project proposal to a senior manager in a customer company for a service contract. and evaluation criteria. The project management plan is to be evaluated by the customer company. progress reports. or a major Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. the instructor will assign each student to a team. This document specifies the detailed requirements of the team project. The students will have flexibility in choosing their projects. where the proposing team is competing to win a contract. in a competitive setting. the projects may include: • • • Event management (presidential elections. The project requires the students to apply project management tools and techniques covered in this course to a project that closely models a real-life situation. Watson with permission . In practice. For example. Olympics) Custom system development (IT projects. conferences. including selection guidelines.

Rather. rather than the technology used in the project. For example. For reference purposes. it is important that the project have a plan. Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. submitting a project management plan to an executive committee for approval. In a real life project. and etc. The budget must include at least the following three categories of resources: • • • Human resources Equipment Consumable materials The emphasis of this assignment is on the management of the project. in a remodeling project. In writing your plan. in this course. or to make sure all the equipment and material are accounted for. with fixed price and duration of at least three years. the technological viability of a project is paramount. However. schedule. The first two progress reports are the statement of work and the project charter. it is easier if each team chooses names for the proposing company as well as the customer organization.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 4 of 12 revision or release of an existing product or service. It must be a long-term one. The proposed price includes cost (budget) plus profit. Project Deliverables Project Progress Reports Each team will prepare project reports and a project management plan for review. Watson with permission . assume that you are working for a company. and approval. cost. work breakdown structure. although the project must be reasonably achievable. its soundness is not a critical factor. it is not critical to lay out detailed architectural floor plans. discussion.

Chapter 2 of Heldman includes an outline of the charter on Page 72. Project Charter The next step for the team is to prepare a project charter for review. as well as any other topics that are of interest to your particular project: • • • • • • • • • • Overview Objectives Scope General approach Contractual aspects Schedule Resources Personnel Risk management plans Evaluation methods Each team can decide on a suitable outline for their project management plan. The project management plan should cover the following topics. as outlined on Page 67 of Heldman. The scope of the project should be broad enough to cover at least the following knowledge areas: • • • • • • Project Project Project Project Project Project Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Risk Management Human Resource Management Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. Watson with permission .PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 5 of 12 Project Statement of Work Each team will first prepare a statement of work for their project for approval by the instructor. and approval. The rest of the progress reports are drafts of the project management plan leading up to the final deliverable. as well as tools and techniques for developing the charter. discussion.

The accompanying Microsoft Project (MSP) plan should be submitted as a separate document. screen shots or other diagrams. The final report must be in MS Word with embedded Excel. it should include the following details: • • • • • • • • • • • • Project selection Project scope statement Work breakdown structure (WBS) Project budget Project schedule Project resource allocation Methods and techniques for monitoring controlling the project Project risk management Project organization Any Assumptions and dependencies Any analysis models and/or techniques Procedures for terminating the project The final report must be submitted to Tycho by the deadline specified by the instructor. as necessary.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 6 of 12 Final Project Deliverable The final project deliverable should elaborate on the items in the project management plan. PowerPoint. and at a minimum. Watson with permission . Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J.

Watson with permission . comments. Each progress report must be self-contained so that the reviewers would have all the necessary information to review the project up to that point. each team will present their project progress reports at the specified sessions. Progress reports must be posted to Tycho for review and discussion. Class members will review the reports. Microsoft Project MS Project must be used in all cases where it provides the necessary functions for project management. or questions.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 7 of 12 Progress Reports As specified in the Project Schedule section. The reviewers should not need to consult previous progress reports to review the current one. This includes at least the following: • • • • • Project planning Budgeting Scheduling Resource allocation Reporting Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. providing insights.

Charter Project Scope Statement .Project Selection Project Proposal .Planning Budgeting Scheduling N/A Risk Analysis Resource Allocation Refining Monitoring Final Project Review All project progress reports must be self-contained so that the reviewers can follow.SOW Project Organization . as specified below: Session 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Progress Report No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Project Phase Team Formation . Project Evaluation and Grading Your project grade has three components: • • • Team Project Deliverables Team Member Contribution Project Review The percentage of each grade is specified in the syllabus. understand. Several of the milestones require progress reports to be submitted to Wed Tycho. and evaluate each report independent of the previous reports. Watson with permission .PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 8 of 12 Project Schedule Your project has a number of milestones and a final report. Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J.

it is a reflection of all the progress reports that you have submitted throughout the semester. The Team Project requires a number of progress reports. Each class member will receive a Project Review (PR) grade for his/her contribution to these conferences. Watson with permission . The instructor will use this evaluation to assign a Team Member Contribution (TMC) grade to each student. and inter-dependence of tasks Completeness of the project Responses to questions Clarity of written presentation Handling of questions following progress report presentations Reviewing progress reports presented by other students and providing input following their presentations On-time posting of your reports to Tycho for class review Appendix A specifies the evaluation criteria for Team Project Deliverables (TPD). All team members will receive the same grade for this item.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 9 of 12 Your project grade is a function of the following: • • • • • • • Degree of complexity of the project o Number. The Team Member Evaluation form in Appendix B must be submitted the Assignments Folder. variety. Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. specified in the Project Schedule Section of this document. Note that your TPD grade is not just for your final report. each team member will evaluate the contributions of other members. The rubric for this grade is the same as the rubric for Class Contribution. Upon completion of the project. rather. All progress reports must be posted to course conferences for review and discussion by other class members.

as well as the final deliverable. is clear. and references are cited in the final project report The final report substantially adheres to APA guidelines All deliverables are posted on time Progress reports and the final report are reasonably clear to read and follow Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. free of grammatical errors.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 10 of 12 Appendix A: Rubric for Team Project Deliverables A (Superior) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) The project scope is sufficiently complex to demonstrate all required Project Management Knowledge Areas All the required knowledge areas are substantively and thoroughly addressed by the final report Each progress report thoroughly covers the topics that are assigned to that progress report There is evidence of extensive use of MS Project for all applicable phases of project life cycle There is evidence that the team has studied extensively external references for their project. easy to read. and references are cited in the final project report When reviewing their progress reports. Watson with permission . the team responded satisfactorily to all the questions asked of them by class members The final report adheres to APA guidelines All deliverables are posted on time Each progress report. and can be understood independent of other reports B (Satisfactory) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) The project scope is reasonably complex to demonstrate all required and optional Project Knowledge Management Knowledge Areas All the required knowledge areas are reasonably addressed by the final report Progress reports contain mostly relevant information about the topics that are assigned to the reports MSP have been used for some of the phases of project life cycle The team has studied external sources.

PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements C (Poor) 1) Page 11 of 12 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) The project scope is not complex enough to demonstrate all the required Project Knowledge Management Knowledge Areas Only a subset of required knowledge areas are substantively and thoroughly addressed by the final report Progress reports contain insufficient relevant information about the topics that are assigned to the reports There is insufficient evidence of the use of MSP for the project The team has not referred to external sources for their project The final report has some violations of APA guidelines. Watson with permission . The final report is posted on time The report is not easy to follow Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J.

write the names of your team members that you are evaluating. Watson with permission . Evaluate your team members and yourself for each characteristic according to the following scale and then enter your overall evaluation of 1 through 5 in the last row: o o o o o 5: 4: 3: 2: 1: Excellent contribution Good contribution Some contribution Very little contribution No contribution at all Copyright © 2006-2011 by Moe Shahdad Revised by Rudy J. Across the top row.PMAN 634 Team Project Requirements Page 12 of 12 Appendix B: Team Member Contribution Team Name Evaluating Member Name Team Member Last Name Proactively communicated with other team members Contributed to research and understanding Contributed to preparing progress reports Contributed to preparing the final report Proactively moved forward the task of the team Overall evaluation ___________________________ ___________________________ (1 – 5) • • • Evaluating member is the name of the person filling in this form and the name to put into the system file name. putting your name last.

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