MGMT404 Project Management Discussions

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MGMT404 Project Management Discussions
Dotcom.com is a software engineering and systems development consulting firm that needs…

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MGMT404 Project Management Discussions

MGMT404 Project Management Discussions

Week 2 All Students Posts 46 Pages

Read Case Study 5.3 in your textbook, page 192

Dotcom.com is a software engineering and systems development consulting firm that needs some organizational improvements in the area of project management processes that will cut cost and potentially increase the profit margin for the company.

Share your answers for the following questions.

  • Discuss how you would begin redesigning dotcom.com’s project management processes to minimize the problems it is experiencing with poor scope management.
  • Why do you think configuration management and project change control are difficult to perform in the middle of a complex software development project, such as those implemented at dotcom.com?
  • Share any experiences you have with project change requests.

Begin by focusing on the first bullet, which IMHO tends to the point that the customer/client does not know what they want, and worse once they see the deliverable, it becomes even more apparent that what was built is not what they expected.  How would you address these points?   We will move to the other bullets over the week.

It is both gathering the right information and garnering what the client really wants/guide them.

Do you think intermediate mocks up and reviews would be beneficial?  So assume you have a signed off agreement by the client and sure enough they now want to change something, so how would you manage Scope Creep?  Change Control?  How exactly?  If a change control is approved and “alternations” are required, how to you handle this?  What about a team that can educate the client, sharing what other similar solutions would offer?  Your thoughts?…