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Complex Project Management Journals

Complex Project Management Journals

Question 1

Consider a project that you have been involved with or aware of that you consider to be highly complex. What made it a complex project? Did it succeed? Why, or why not?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.Question 2

Consider a notable example of a project in your work or personal life that failed specifically because the initial scope, schedule, and budget estimates were inaccurate. Briefly describe the project; state what you think went wrong with respect to the estimate, what problems the faulty estimate caused, and what you recommend that should have been done instead.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

Question 3

Consider a sequence of activities that you have encountered in your daily life and briefly describe it. Would you be able to identify the critical path associated with these activities by inspection, or, alternatively, would you need to perform calculations? Provide your opinion and explain your rationale.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

Question 4

Consider a schedule in daily life that you lived through and that in your view would benefit from modeling using program evaluation and review technique (PERT), a Monte Carlo analysis, or both. Describe the schedule, and explain why modeling the schedule would have assisted in managing the schedule risk and why taking the trouble to model the schedule would have made a difference.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

Question 5

Consider a situation in your place of work or daily life where a serious incident occurred that was related to a risk that escaped notice. Briefly describe what happened and the nature of the risk that was not identified. What could have been done differently, and had the risk been identified, what trade-offs could have been initiated?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

 Question 6

Think of a time when you needed to monitor and report progress, but you did not have the ability to implement earned value metrics (EVM). How did you measure and provide an accurate and unambiguous account of project progress? What were the limitations?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.Question 7

Consider a situation in your workplace or in daily life where you had to complete a series of activities in half the time that you originally planned. Describe what it was, how you did it, and if you brought in extra help to do it. Also, were you successful at achieving the revised target? What, if anything, went wrong?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

 Question 8

Identify a skill that you learned in this course, and explain how you can apply it to increase success in your career in a real world scenario.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

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