MGMT404 Discussions Week 7

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MGMT404 Discussions Week 7
What are some of the issues associated with the use of earned value as a means of project…

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MGMT404 Discussions Week 7

MGMT404 Discussions Week 7

All Student Posts – 126 Pages

Project Baseline – 66 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.

We have now moved from the planning stage to the execution stage of project management. Following good project management practices, we have set a baseline. How is a project baseline used to guide the execution of the project’s work, to evaluate progress and performance, and to control the project? Also, as you continue to think about monitoring and controlling the project, specifically consider the question: How can the project baseline and the earned value approach for variance analysis be used to monitor and report project progress?

What are some of the issues associated with the use of earned value as a means of project control?  If everything is going haywire, do we revisit the baseline?  Can we ever change it the baseline (or any component)?  If so, how?…

Agile Project Control – 60 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.

In the first discussion, we looked at traditional project control. Is project control different in an Agile project? What is the role of a project manager in controlling an Agile project? What is the role of the project client, sponsor, or customer at controlling project changes?

Should the customer be directly involved in project control, or in project changes in an agile project? How about a traditional project?  The customer’s input is certainly essential but we need to make sure that we leave the execution to the professionals.  How do you think we can do that without offending a customer?  How do you as the project manager ensure that the voice of the customer is incorporated into an agile project?…