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PROJECT CHARTER, SCOPE MANAGEMENT, PROJECT PLANNING

Posted by:Prof. Lexx Posted on:May 4,2016
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 Aim of Assignment:

  • Create a Project Charter, Requirements Traceability Matrix & Work Break Down Structure with Activities
  • Apply scope change management processes
  • Demonstrate understanding of project planning through the analysis of a case study

[Note: Topic Notes 4(Initiation), 5 (Project Planning) and 6 (Scope Management) provide the background to complete this assignment)

 PART I

 PROJECT CHARTER, WBS/Activities, SCOPE CHANGES

[NOTE: Part I is a practical assignment. No academic references are required. It is not as a piece of academic writing. The Charter, Requirements Traceability Matrix and WBS with Activities must be written as formal project documents

Select a project. The project is : BUILDING A SWIMMING POOL IN THE UNIVERTSITY

  • One that you are presently involved in or project happening in the future in which you will be involved – either business or social project.
  • A hypothetical but relevant project
  1. Produce a PROJECT CHARTER, using the template herein (38 marks)
    • Problem / Opportunity Statement (6 marks)
    • Strategic Alignment (6)
    • Benefits (6), KPIs (6)
    • Deliverables (6), High-level Requirement(s) (6), Exclusions (2)
    • Cost, Timeframe, Risks, ( just provides experience of completing a full charter)
  1. Produce a REQUIREMENTS TRACEABILITY MATRIX using the template herein, list 4 requirements then trace to features in the final deliverables  (8 marks)
  2. Create a WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE with ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES using the template herein: (list format, not chart format). (Note: the WBS must contain at least 15 work packages. If you have a large project, provide the top-level elements, and decompose 1, 2 or 3 of these elements so that at least 15 work packages are created (12 marks).
  3. Describe a possible SCOPE CHANGE requested by the sponsor. Fully evaluate the requested change. Produce and explain the revised sections of WBS, assuming that the change is accepted (10 marks)
PROJECT CHARTER
Sponsor: (sponsor name and title)
Project  Title: (catchy name not a description)
Prepared By: (project manager, i.e.. student) Date:
Problem/Opportunity Statement:

(state the problem this project will solve or the opportunity it is trying to capitalise and then describe the project)

 

Strategic Alignment

(state the organisation long term strategy and how this project aligns to that strategy)

Key Requirements

(good description of a functional and non-functional requirements)

Exclusions

(what will not be included to the list of deliverables)

Key Deliverables:

(what are the major project outputs)

 

BENEFIT KPIs
(beneficial change by using deliverable). (must be SMART)
 
 
Approximate Cost

 

Approximate Timeframe

 

Key Risks

 

APPROVAL                 Yes      /       No

Authority:          ______________________________                                            Date:____________

Sponsor

REQUIREMENTS  TRACEABILITY MATRIX
Product Requirement Deliverable
(key functional or non-functional product requirement) (what deliverable will satisfy the requirement)
PROJECT
CODE # WBS with Activities
X Phase
X.X Deliverable
X.X.X     Sub-Deliverable
X.X.X.X        Activities/Tasks
X.X.X     Sub-Deliverable
X.X.X.X        Activities/Tasks
Y Phase
Y.X Deliverable
Y.X.X     Activities/Tasks
Y.X.X    Activities/Tasks

(insert extra rows as needed)

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Prof. Lexx

Overview I have a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and minoring in History. I have worked in various fields ranging from academic research to freelance translating to editing to customer support and data entry. These include editing my old university's newspaper as well as co-leading their creative writing team; serving as a junior member in the history department's research network; publishing music and film reviews for several different magazines and webzines; and translating papers and books for numerous researchers in various languages, including Russian, Spanish, and Romanian. I am also a skilled typist, with a rate of at least 70 words per minute, and have myself digitized dozens of books and essays for both private and commercial use. I have a very strong work ethic, and make sure to prioritize the task I am given so that it is completed as quickly as possible. I am organized and disciplined, ensuring a job done professionally and efficiently.

    I have a background of 8 years in writing profession and currently pursuing also as an editor and proofreader. I have a knack for writing and thus, it was obvious to enhance my skills and serve others. Currently joined ‘Member of Association of Professional Writers and Editors’ a

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