MGMT404 Discussions Week 3

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MGMT404 Discussions Week 3
“Utter failure” sounds ominous.  How often are we able to stick to the schedule in…

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MGMT404 Discussions Week 3

MGMT404 Discussions Week 3

All Student Posts 127 Pages

Project Schedule – 65 Pages

You must use VoiceThread to create your first post for each Discussion Topic. (Text for subsequent posts is fine.) You must review and comment on at least 2 other VoiceThreads from other students during the week.

To develop a schedule for a project, we will use the concept of a project network, which shows work activities taken from the work breakdown structure and is organized according to the logical flow in time and relationships governing when the work will be performed. By combining this network of work activities with estimates of the time duration for performing each of the activities, we can create a schedule for the project work. What types of information can we learn about the project by reviewing the project schedule and all the information used to generate it?

“Utter failure” sounds ominous.  How often are we able to stick to the schedule in the “real” world?  In government IT, we are notorious for being way behind schedule and way above budget.  Why do you suppose that is so common in IT? Is it common in other areas?…

Agile Schedule Development – 62 Pages

You must use VoiceThread to create your first post for each Discussion Topic. (Text for subsequent posts is fine.) You must review and comment on at least 2 other VoiceThreads from other students during the week.

As we have seen, traditional and Agile schedule developments are quite different. Agile project management was originally developed to do software development. Could a traditional process be successfully used to develop a new software program? Why or why not? Could an Agile methodology be used to build a strip mall in your home town? Why or why not?

What that said, what, in your opinion, do you see as the appeal of agile project management versus traditional project management?  Does it change the thought process if the complexity also includes a high degree of technical engineering?  For instance, if we have to apply engineering rigor to ensure against structural failure, does that lend itself to the agile process?…