IT Project Management (CSC443)
This is a project requires the students to implement the knowledge learnt in the CSC443 course to develop a Project Management Plan based on the understandings of the techniques and tools given in the course.
The objective of this project is to test students’ ability to analyze a problem, identify, and define the needed requirements to design an appropriate solution. Also to demonstrate the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common task and prepare a professional piece of research work.
The final document of this project should contain at least 1500 words and should include the following sections:
1. A table of contents
2. An Introduction
3. Project Management Approach
4. Project Scope
5. Milestone List
6. Schedule Baseline and Work Breakdown Structure
7. Change Management Plan
8. Cost Management Plan
9. Schedule Management Plan
10. Figures & tables representing WBS and WBS dictionary contents.
11. Sponsor acceptance& approval
The Introduction provides a high level overview of the project and what is included in this Project Management Plan. Project Management Approach section is where you outline the overall management approach for the project. This section should describe, in general terms, the roles and authority of project team members. Project Scope State the scope of the project. The scope statement from the project charter should be used as a starting point; however, the project plan needs to include a much more detailed scope than the charter. This detail should include what the project does and does not include.
Milestone List provide a summary list of milestones in a tabular format including dates and description for each milestone. Include an introductory paragraph in this section which provides some insight to the major milestones. This section should also mention or discuss actions taken if any changes to the milestones or delivery dates are required.
Schedule Baseline and Work Breakdown Structuresection should discuss the WBS, WBS Dictionary, and Schedule baseline and how they will be used in managing the project’s scope. The WBS provides the work packages to be performed for the completion of the project.
Change Management Plan section should describe your change control process. Ideally, this process will be some type of organizational standard which is repeatable and done on most or all projects when a change is necessary. Changes to any project must be carefully considered and the impact of the change must be clear in order to make any type of approval decisions.
Cost Management Plan clearly defines how the costs on a project will be managed throughout the project’s lifecycle. It sets the format and standards by which the project costs are measured, reported, and controlled.
The Cost Management Plan:
· Identifies who is responsible for managing costs
· Identifies who has the authority to approve changes to the project or its budget
· How cost performance is quantitatively measured and reported upon
· Report formats, frequency and to whom they are presented
Schedule Management Plan section provides a general framework for the approach which will be taken to create the project schedule. Effective schedule management is necessary for ensuring tasks are completed on time, resources are allocated appropriately, and to help measure project performance.