Project Quality Management Questions- Week 6 DQ

Instructions: Each question has to be; coherent and cohesive, a minimum of 200 word answer for each question and you have to cite one sources. Make sure your number each answer that goes with the question.  This is a Project Quality Management Class.

CHP 18

DS#1

Question 1:

Why do you think organizations tend to ignore post project evaluations? How could the concept of making such evaluations mandatory be implemented? How does an understanding of how people learn affect project evaluations?

Question 2:

Respond to student post below, the response has to be 200 words and 1 Referenc:

Hello All-

In my office, we have lesson’s learned reports we run after we have completed a conference. The questions are put into a survey, based on the audience that attended the conference. We ask a wide range of questions that stem from the logistics to the actual event to the take away’s from attending the conference. We take that report, and use its data as a way to shape and form the lessons learned report. We use this report to improve on the next conference.  We understand somethings are out of our control, some things are in our control, and some things we need to think about incorporate to keep our audience engaged, and to spread the word as well as to keep participants coming back. We also track this information so we can report the information to the stakeholders and upper management.

We want to capitalizes on all the positive outcomes of our events,  as well as avoid the failed ideas that did not work,  making sure they don’t happen again. We also want to be able to adapt to change, and document the processes of that new change, should we like the change, or need to make altered.

Below- is an article on lesson’s learned. In which this article explains further the importance of having a detailed report when managing a project.

Question 3:

Respond to student post below, the response has to be 200 words and 1 Referenc:

Good morning Dr. Locker and Class. A post project evaluation is important to any organization premised towards ensuring that it achieves its intended goals. It seeks to carry out a vivid evaluation of finding out whether project objectives have been met. The effectiveness of the day to day running of the designed project is also looked into. It is common practice for most organizations to negate this important process due to the financial implications that are likely to come along.

Making this mandatory could be accomplished by ensuring that scrutiny is conducted after every post project evaluation. Any organization found not to have conducted the procedure is then put to book.

Understanding how people learn is of great importance. This is due to the fact that different people come up with different ideas on how the process should be carried out. This has proved to be a fertile ground for conflicts and all sorts of disagreements.

 

CHP 15

DS#2

Question 4:

Think about a project in which you participated. What were some of the measurement strategies you used to determine the project’s success? Did you follow up after the project was done to ensure these measures met the set targets? Why or why not?

Question 5: Earned Value

Respond to student post below, the response has to be 200 words and 1 Referenc:

Have you ever heard of earned value?  When talking about project management, I believe this is one of the ways in which we can measure project cost and schedule performance.  While some may be knowledgeable about earned value, there are those in our workplaces who may have strong opinions about earned value analysis being difficult.  While it can be difficult if you are not familiar with the acronyms used and calculations performed, it can actually be a rather straightforward method of monitoring a project.  For those not familiar with this concept, I would encourage you to take a look at the article entitled, “Applying Earned Value Analysis,” at http://www.projectlearning.net/pdf/I2.2.pdf. I believe you will find a lot of valuable information relative to what is being measured and how it is being interpreted.  Some of the examples provided also add to the understanding you will gain from this piece.

All:  How do tutorials like this help strengthen our understanding?  If you have used earned value analysis in the past, how does the process you apply compare with that presented?  If you are new to earned value analysis, how might you apply this when working on your next project?  Are you up for the challenge?

Question 6:

Respond to student post below, the response has to be 200 words and 1 Referenc:

Hi Dr. Locker and Class. The measurement strategies of the project success included the following; we measured the project schedule to determine whether it was within the deadline. Another aspect was the scope where we measured whether or not the project was completed within the stipulated time frame. Budget is a crucial success measurement strategies of a project whereby the all the processes and project execution are supposed to be within the set budget so that to realize the profitability of the project. The measurement of team and customer satisfaction means a lot to the success of the team. The level of satisfaction can be measured through constant feedback so that to track the progress of the project. Lastly, the quality of work is a critical success measurement strategy where by the quality is supposed to meet or surpass the set standard (Kerzner, 2013).

We followed up the project by managing the variances to make sure that they don’t cause instability of the project. The scope of the project was controlled to make sure that it was within the acceptable boundaries. The spending was monitored to avoid budget failure and overrun. Also, the quality was monitored to ensure that deliverables were acceptable y the customers. Lastly, the established risks were responded to keep the project feasible and effective.

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DS#3

Question 7:

Using measurement strategies can help determine whether or not there is a need for a quality-improvement plan. How would you measure the success of project component if you are unable to find the means to measure and code the data?

 

Question 8:

Do you feel that it is possible to determine the success of a project without quantifying data collected? Why or why not?