PM 3000 Principles of Project Management Assignment Tasks

PM 3000 Principles of Project Management Assignment Tasks

Unit 1 Assignment    

Project Initiation

Instructions

The first phase in the project management life cycle is the Project Initiation phase. To begin, you must define the project and identify the objectives, scope, and deliverables.

In this assignment, you will:

Select a project scenario to work with throughout the course.

Create a video and PowerPoint presentation in which you:

Define the project’s objectives, scope, and deliverables in a Project Summary, including a Project Charter and a project management methodology.

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the project.

Choose a Project Scenario

Select a case study to use throughout the course to complete the assignments.

Review the parameters for choosing your own case study and for selecting a predetermined case study. Once you have read through the material, decide which you will do.

Destination Wedding: You have been tasked with creating a project to manage a destination wedding. You will be required to figure out the destination. You have been given a budget of $25,000. You will have to determine all costs and resources. The project must be completed in six months.

Data Integration Software Tool for Communications ‘R’ Us Phone Company: You have to build a software tool that enables data to be used by a variety of software applications for a telephone company. The team consists of an unknown quantity of personnel for the design, development, building, deployment, and operation and maintenance of the system. The team members may be located in different time zones. The sponsor, Ted TeleeO’Phone, has asked that the tool should also be available in “the Cloud” so that the stakeholders may access it through an Internet browser. The budget for this project is $50,000.

Website for Dee Dee’s Pawn Star Shop: You are leading a team of three individuals to deliver an e-commerce Web site for a small local pawn shop. You are working with a suggested budget of $10,000 to deliver the development of the site, all hardware, and hosting services. The sponsor, Dorothy Deal, would like the site to highlight “Deals of the Day,” as well as items she is looking for to complete collectible collections.

Trip of a Lifetime: You have been asked to plan the trip of a lifetime for a family of four to visit five countries in three weeks with a budget of $35,000. You will need to determine all costs, schedule, and resources for this to be a success.

Create Your Presentation and Deliverables

Create a 5–7-slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed notes. Your presentation should include the following:

Project Summary.

Summary of the Project Charter, including a PM methodology.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS):

Using MS Project or other software, develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) based on your selected business or IT project.

WBS should include, at a minimum, four levels.

Use Kaltura to present the PowerPoint and submit a video presentation. Refer to Using Kaltura for directions on recording and/or uploading your presentation in the courseroom.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in these activities, please contact DisabilityServices@Capella.edu to request accommodations.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Number of resources: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.

Length: Create a 5–7 slide PowerPoint with detailed notes.

Submission: Submit the video presentation and the PowerPoint slides.

Reference

Project Management Institute. Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide. Newtown Square. PA. 2017.

 

PM3000 Principles of Project Management

Unit 2 Assignment    

Project Plan

Instructions

Project managers work with project management plans tailored to each specific project. We will be using a Project Plan Template (linked in the Resources) to complete project management tasks throughout this course for the project you chose in Unit 1.

Using the Project Plan Template, add the elements you created in the first assignment for your presentation:

Project Charter.

Project Scope.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

This week, work though the Authess Practice activity in this unit to learn how to create risk and communications matrices. Then create those elements for your selected project, and add them to your Project Plan Template:

Risk Matrix.

Communications Matrix.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Length: Use the Project Plan Template.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Submission: Submit your Project Plan Template with the sections identified above completed.

 

PM3000 Principles of Project Management

Unit 3 Assignment    

Project Budget and Schedule

Instructions

In this assignment, you use Microsoft Project to create a Project Budget and a Project Schedule. You first develop your Project Schedule. Then, you include the budget for all the project-related costs. Include tasks for a minimum of five phases in your Project Schedule, with at least three levels of tasks beneath each of the phases.

Complete the following steps for this assignment:

Create your Project Schedule in Microsoft Project. Include tasks, durations, dependencies, resources, and a Gantt chart.

Develop a Budget in Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel that includes the cost for each task, as well as subtotals for each of the five phases and a total cost.

Add references to your project budget and schedule, in the Project Plan Template.

Submit your final Project Plan, including your budget and schedule.

Portfolio Prompt: You are required to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Length: Use the Project Plan Template.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Submission: Submit your final Project Plan with all sections completed.

 

PM3000 Principles of Project Management

Unit 4 Assignment    

Project Management Knowledge Areas and Process Groups

Instructions

Imagine your employer has asked you to give a presentation to the company describing how you are using the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups defined in the PMBOK® Guide during your execution of the project you selected in Unit 1. Your PowerPoint slides must provide information about how the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups are related during the implementation of the project.

Follow the instructions below to create and submit a 5–7-slide PowerPoint:

Include the Inputs, Outputs, Tools, and Techniques for each of the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.

Describe the relationship between Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.

Include detailed speaker’s notes in your presentation.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Number of resources: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Submission: Submit a 5–7-slide PowerPoint with detailed notes.

 

PM3000 Principles of Project Management

Unit 5 Assignment    

Project Lessons Learned

Instructions

Documenting lessons learned is an important part of closing a project. Record things like what was done well so it can be repeated in the future, and what could have been done better and how.

For this assignment:

Create a 5–7-slide PowerPoint with the following:

Lessons learned.

An evaluation of project management certifications and training, including:

Cost.

Audience.

Benefits.

Requirements.

Similarities and differences between certifications and training.

Detailed notes.

Use Kaltura to present the PowerPoint and submit a video presentation. Refer to Using Kaltura for directions on recording and uploading your presentation in the courseroom.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in these activities, please contact DisabilityServices@Capella.edu to request accommodations.

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Number of resources: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Submission: Submit the video presentation and the PowerPoint slides.