Chapter 4 Project Integration Management

Answers:

  1. The article on the book is pointing some key problems in the IT industry, it tells me that people in this management does no fully understand the process and value of project management that’s why the success rate of the project is not that good or has a low standards, in order to fix this kind of complications I think we should learn how to understand each part of the process on project management from the beginning of the project all the way till the end.
  2. Financial Analysis Project

explanation:

  • I would not recommend to invest in this project due to the financial analysis, the return of investment and the net present value is negative, meaning this project still have debts to pay, you did not earn money yet, and you still don’t have profit in the money you’ve invested.

3. WEBSITE OUTLINE

1. FEASIBILITY STUDIES

— — 1.1 survey

— — — — 1.1.1 Classmates

— — — — 1.1.2 Instructors

— — — — 1.1.3 websites

— — — — 1.1.4 future classmates

2. PLANNING

— — 2.1 Data Gathering

— — — — 2.1.1 classmates

— — — — 2.1.2 Instructors

— — — — 2.1.3 syllabus

— — — — 2.1.4 lecture notes

— — — — 2.1.5 instructional information

— — 2.2 Management

— — — — 2.2.1 time

— — — — 2.2.2 Cost

— — — — 2.2.3 Scope

— — — — 2.2.3.1 classmates

— — — — 2.2.3.2 future classmates

— — — —2.2.3.3 Webpages link

3. DESIGN

— — 3.1 System Design

— — — — 3.1.1 Database

— — — — — — 3.1.1.1 Records and Educational references

— — 3.2 GUI interface

— — 3.3 Network

— — — — 3.3.1 Web based

4.CODING

— — 4.1 System

— — — — 4.1.1 Features

— — — — — — 4.1.1.1 home page with links to a syllabus for the class

— — — — — — 4.1.1.2 links for the books that is used and will be use.

— — — — — — 4.1.1.3 Activities Bulletin Board

— — — — — — 4.1.1.4 private and group chat

5. TESTING

— — 5.1 Grey Box testing

— — — — 5.1.1 Respondents

— — 5.2 White box testing

— — — — 5.2.1 Developers/programmers

— — 5.3 Black box testing

— — — — 5.3.1 Technician

6.INSTALLATION

— — 6.1 Hardware

— — — — 6.1.1 computers

— — 6.2 Software

— — — — 6.2.1 Features

7.IMPLEMENTATION

— — 7.1 Roll-out

8. MAINTENANCE

— — 8.1 Monitoring

— — 8.2 Controlling

4. Opening Case

What do you think the real problem in this case?

  • I think the problem was the first 3 project managers that did not do their part to make the project a success and the top managers that did not briefly told nick what was the job of a project manager.

Does the case present a realistic scenario? Why or why not?

  • I think yes, it does present a realistic scenario because being a project manager is a tough job, it’s like an all in one responsibility, and based on the article, Nick Carson just got promoted to project manager without proper knowledge about the responsibilities of it.

Was Nick Carson a good project manager? Why or why not?

  • Based on the article, nick was not a good project manager, because the project has no proper documentation and plans

What should top management have done to help nick?

  • The top management should have told nick the duties of a project manager before proceeding to the project.

What could Nick have done to be a better project manager?

  • I think nick should have asked the top management about the burdens of a project manager to provide them an accurate plan about the project.