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MGT 437  Entire Class (MGT437 Project Management)

MGT 437 Week 1 Individual Assignment – Project Management Paper

Individual Assignment: Project Management Paper

  • Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following questions:


  • What is a project?
  • What are the basic phases of the project lifecycle and their purposes?
  • Why is it important for organizations to use project management to accomplish tasks?
  • Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 2 Individual Assignment – Achieving Project Goals Simulation

       Individual Assignment: Achieving Project Goals Simulation

  • Resource: Achieving Project Goals simulation.
  • Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following items from the simulation:


  1. How did completing this simulation change your perspective of project management? Provide examples in your response.
  2. What advantages and limitations of project management are identified in the simulation?
  3. How do you anticipate bottlenecks when planning for a project?
  4. If you are required to crunch the project, which factor would you compromise on, risk or time? Explain your answer.
  5. List four key points from the reading assignments that are emphasized in the simulation.
  6. Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 2 Team Assignment – Project Proposal Paper


Learning Team Assignment: Project Proposal Paper


  • Select a project as the basis for your final project. The project may be one that applies to your work or your personal life. Keep in mind, this project is used to explore the concepts of project management.
  • Gain faculty approval of your selected project prior to beginning your assignment. Project characteristics which work best include the following:
    • A project that is of interest to the Learning Team
    • A project which requires multiple resources
    • A project that is large enough in scope to apply the project management principles, yet limited enough in scope to be manageable for you within the next four weeks
    • Examples of projects which have worked well are building a garage or planning a wedding.
  • Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word project proposal. In your proposal, include the following items:


  • Background and statement of need: Briefly describe the organization that is in need of the project. Discuss the expected benefits that are motivating the organization to commission this project.
  • Project stakeholders: Start by identifying the project customer. This person approves resources for the project and holds your team accountable for results. Identify additional stakeholders of the project and determine how they are affected by the project.
  • Project goals in terms of triple constraint: These are the measures which are used at the end of the project to judge the overall success or failure of the project.
  • Time: Identify the completion date of the project.
  • Budget: List out the expenses and any other resource constraints for the project.
  • Project performance: List the desired outputs from the project. Specify the performance criteria for the project.
  • Project scope: A Statement of Work (SOW) must be developed to define what is and what is not included in the project.
  • Summary: Your proposal summary must be presented to the project customer and demonstrate that the benefits from successful completion of the project justify the proposed costs.
  • Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 3 Individual Assignment – Project Management Organizational Structures Paper

Individual Assignment: Project Management Organizational Structures Paper


  • Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you compare and contrast the three primary project management organizational structures: functional, matrix, and pure project. In your paper, discuss the situation in which each structure would be the best method to manage a project team. Provide rationale for decisions.


  • Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 3 Team Assignment – Project Planning – Technical Paper

Learning Team Assignment: Project Planning – Technical Paper


  • Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that adds to the project begun last week. Check to ensure the project’s triple constrains are still valid. Address the following items in your paper:


  • Phase I – Update SOW


  • Using the SOW from last week, review and update it based on course material acquired during the last week. Include in the update the SMART requirements for the project.


  • Identify the specific tasks required to complete each item listed on the SOW. Identify the resources required to accomplish each task.


  • Phase II – Project Schedule and Budget Update


  • Arrange the tasks into a schedule that takes into consideration the required dependencies between tasks. Computerized project management software is required.


  • Present the schedule in either PERT or Gantt chart format. Identify the critical path through the network.


  • Review the network results and compare to the project’s triple constraint. Specifically compare the following:


  • Timing
  • Budget

Project specifications (scope and SMART)


MGT 437 Week 4 Individual Assignment – Team Creation Paper

  1. Individual Assignment: Team Creation Paper
  • Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain team development techniques. In your paper, include the following items:


  • Identify how project team members are selected.
  • Identify team-building strategies.
  • Identify potential areas of conflict within a diverse project team.
  • Identify techniques for reducing the probability of dysfunctional conflict.
  • Identify conflict resolution techniques used when conflict arises.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

MGT 437 Week 4 Team Assignment – Project Planning – Human Capital Paper

Learning Team Assignment: Project Planning – Human Capital Paper

  • Resource: Week One Project


  • Use the same project you selected in Week One to prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you demonstrate how you use communication to maintain effective team work at the following key points in a project:


  • Communication Management: Explain how the project manager communicates performance evaluation results to both the management and the customer.


  • Team selection: Identify the project organization structure selected and why it was selected. Explain how approval for this organization structure is obtained.


  • Project revisions: Projects must be revised to eliminate any resource conflicts over allocations. Generate a task responsibility matrix, and resource availability matrix to identify resource conflicts. Next, update your project plan with necessary revisions. Your paper must identify how the resource conflicts are identified, what method is used to eliminate these conflicts, and how these project revisions are communicated both internally to your team and externally to the organization as a whole.


  • Performance monitoring: Discuss how team members report activities. Explain how the team’s performance is reported to the project stakeholders.


  • In your paper, include the following:
    • Risk management items
    • Project status information
    • Cost and schedule variance analysis
    • Formulating cost, schedule, and performance alternatives
    • Forecasting budget and schedule completion
    • Methods of corrective action taken
    • Managing expectations
  • Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 5 Individual Assignment – Performance Measurement Paper

Individual Assignment: Performance Measurement Paper

  • Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you compare and contrast at least three performance measurements. Discuss the importance of performance measurement within a project.


Format your paper according to APA standards.

MGT 437 Week 5 Team Assignment – Project Implementation, Control, and Termination Paper

Learning Team Assignment: Project Implementation, Control, and Termination Paper

  • Resource: Week One Project.


  • Use the same project selected in Week One and any information previously gathered. Prepare a 5,250- to 7,000-word cumulative paper in which you update each component of your previous papers include the following:
    • Project Proposal Paper
    • Project Planning – Technical Paper
    • Project Planning – Human Capital Paper


  • Compile your paper and address the following additional components:
    • Overall evaluation of the project: In particular, how did you do against the triple constraints?


  • Timing
  • Budget
  • Project Specifications


  • Steps taken to return the human resources to the organization: For projects that had people assigned full time, what are their new full time assignments?


  • Input for future projects:
    • What went right with the project that must be repeated with the next project?
    • What went wrong that must be corrected with the next project?

Format your paper according to APA standards.


MGT 437 Week 1-5 DQs  are Included


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