Prior to beginning work on this learning activity, review the learning activities and assignments where you will be working through the project you choose. These are: (1) Week 2 learning activity – Project Planning: Project Scope Management, (2) Week 3 learning activity Time and Cost Estimation Exercise, and (3) Week 5: Final assignment
Next, read pages 98-102 from Chapter 3 of your text. Additionally, read ProjectLibre—Project Management Software Alternative to Microsoft Project (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and watch the Learn the Basics of ProjectLibre—Your Quick Start to Project Management With ProjectLibre (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video. You will be using this software throughout this course.
Over the next five weeks, you will be working on a project of your choice, which will eventually become part of the Final Paper in which you create a Project Management Training Manual. This week, you are in the project initiation stage of project management, where you will choose your project and propose it to the class. Come up with a project idea that you would like to complete during this class. You can start by downloading and completing the “PRM300 Week 1 Project Selection Form” located in your online classroom. In this form, you will identify a clear project name, define the problem that you are trying to solve as a problem statement, and create a project charter statement.
Additional project selection criteria:
- Your project must last at least two weeks.
- Your project team must have at least five members.
- Your project budge must be at least $5,000.
- Your project must have at least 12 tasks.
Tip: Over the next few weeks, you will be sharing your project with your classmates so make sure you choose a project that you can both explain to others and break down into manageable tasks and subtasks. For more information, please review the “PRM 300 Week 1 Project Selection Form Sample” and the Weekly Lecture located in your online classroom.
Once you have completed your Project Selection Form, embed a copy of it into this discussion thread so the entire class can see your work without downloading anything. For help on embedding an image into the Canvas discussion forum, review the video tutorials How to Embed Images Inside Canvas’ Discussion Threads (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and How to Use Snipping Tool in Windows 10 [Tutorial] (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Guided Response: Read at least two of the project proposals by your classmates and provide feedback on these proposals. Are the proposed projects and their parts clear and easy to understand? Do they pass the “airport test” discussed in the Week 1 Weekly Lecture? What can be done to make them clearer? After reviewing (1) the final assignment, (2) the week two learning activity (Project Planning: Project Scope Management), and the week three learning activities (Time and Cost Estimation Exercise), do you feel that your chosen project is able to meet the Final Paper and Learning Activities requirements? Identify any potential concerns or difficulties. Ask any questions needed for clarification. Your replies should be at least 100 words and add to your peers’ body of knowledge. Initial replies need to be made early in the course week to provide suggestions and feedback to other students in a timely manner. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. on Day 7 and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.