Chapter 10 Exercises
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 skills sets required for the tasks you have planned. (Scenario can be found on page 576 of the textbook).
2. If you have access to a 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 that shows your work.
I donít have access to a commerical project management software such as Microsoft Project, I found the following chart online that is based on Table 10-2.
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 in this position.
a. 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 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. Has work experience and an education background in IT. This job is suitable for potential candidates in this position because the company looking to hire the Project Manager wants to make sure that they are suitable for the job.
4. Search the Web for job descriptions of project managers. You can use any number 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 most unusual characteristic among them?
-Good communication skills
-Experience in development
-Knowledgeable about project management tools and methodologies at various levels
-Excellent leadership skills
-Color management and graphic arts experience is a plus
††††††††††† The most unusual characteristic seen was a job that required seeking experience with Lux software.
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