Project Management Concepts Worksheet
Concept Application of Concept in the Scenario Reference to Concept in Reading
There is not a proper plan in place for Project Integra. Because there is no plan, it is going to be hard to figure out that baseline, compare data, and measure the plan to actual performance. ABI/FAFS need to take measures to implement a thorough plan before beginning this task.
“Control requires the project manager to use information to steer the project through rough waters” (Gray & Larson, 2005, p. 413). “Control is the process of comparing actual performance against plan to identify deviations, evaluate possible alternative courses of actions, and take appropriate corrective action” (Gray & Larson, 2005, p.413).
A Gantt chart would be a good way for management to see what’s going on with Project Integra. There are several projects going on so this will let stakeholders see exactly what is going to happen, how and when. A Gantt chart will also be a good way to set schedules and deadlines for everyone involved.
“Adding actual and revised time estimates to the Gantt chart gives a quick overview of project status on the report date” (Gray & Larson, 2005, p. 416). “Gantt and control charts serve well as a means for tracking and trending schedule performance. Their easy-to-understand visual formats make them favorite tools for communicating project schedule status—especially to top management who do not usually have time for details” (Gray & Larson, 2005, p.414).
Status reports should be used to communicate the status of Project Integra to all stakeholders. It will give a detailed report of all that has happened up until that point. Considering that the planning was not thorough, status reports will be a good way to record all that ensues during the project to compare after. “A status report is analogous to a camera snapshot of a project at a specific...