Bailey Johnson

ITS 370

CH 10

 

1.      Create a first draft of a WBS from the following scenario, make assumptions as needed based on the section about project planning considerations and constraints in this chapter. In your WBS describe the skill sets required for the tasks you have planned.

Item

Task

Resources

End Dates

Effort Hours

Capital Expense

Non-Capital Exp.

Dep

1

Contact Network team to ensure hardware device will work with network infrastructure

Network Engineers

S: 11/25 E:11/27

2

$0

$100

 

2

Purchase Web Filter

Network Engineer & Purchasing Group

S: 11/28

E: 12/19

1

$18,000

$0

1

3

Purchase Technical Support Contract

  Purchasing Group

S: 11/28

E: 12/19

1

$3,240

$0

1

4

Purchase additional software components

Purchasing Group

S: 11/28

E:12/19

1

$800

$0

1

5

Submit change request to implement hardware

Change control board

S: 12/19

E: 01/06

1

$0

$0

2

 

2. If you have access to commercial project management software, such as Microsoft project use it to complete a project plan based on the data shown in Table 10-2 Prepare a simple WBS report or Gantt chart to show your work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Write a job description for Kelvin Urich, the project manager described in the opening vignette of this chapter. Be sure to identify key characteristics of the ideal candidate, as well as work experience and educational background. Also, justify why your job description is suitable for potential candidates of this position.

Job Title- Project Manager

Department -Information Technology

Location-Tampa, Florida

Reports To- Vice President Project Management

Job Summary -Responsible for managing smaller projects or aspects of a larger project that includes all duties and responsibilities to ensure the initiation, progressing and completion of the project on time. Application of professional principles, techniques and practice to lead and control the project in terms of cost, schedule, performance and risk and to ensure the high level satisfaction of the customers, Manages schedule progress and provides feedback to the project team and project leadership.

4. Search the web for job descriptions of project namagers. You can use any nuber of Web sites including www.monster.com or www.dice.com to find at least 10 IT-related job descriptions. What common elements do you find among the job descriptions? What is the ost unusual characteristic among them?

Sites: Hotjob.com, careeerjournal.com, dice.com, monster.com

Good communication skills

Experience in development

Knowledgeable about project management tools and methodologies at various levels

Excellent leadership skills

Sites: Hotjob.com, careeerjournal.com, dice.com, monster.com

Programming knowledge

Data Modeling,Data mining,Data Migration

PMP certification

Color management and graphic arts experience is a PLUS

 

The most unusual characteristic seen was one job requirement seeking experience with Luxsoftware