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Assessment 1 BSBPMG511 – Assessment Task 1 WIA - SID: 7008 BSBPMG511 – Assessment Task 1 1. Are there ever any consequences if you inadvertently choose the wrong work to start and, if so, what were they? Yes, choosing wrong work to start can have major consequences and it can lead to Inefficient work, overall Project Failure, and costing Excess Budget to company or an organisation. 2. What are the common constraints to any project and why are they called constraints? The three most significant project constraints are schedule, cost and scope and are sometimes known as the triple constraint or the project management triangle. A project's scope involves the specific goals, deliverables and tasks that define the boundaries of the project. 3. What are the common causes of project failure? Poorly defined project scope. No use of formal methods and strategies. Failure to identify key assumptions. Lack of effective communication at all levels. Inadequate risk management. Project managers who lack experience and training. 4. What factors contribute to project scope and scope change success? Agree on the project goals. Manage the project scope effectively. Develop clearly defined plans with assigned responsibilities and accountabilities. Cultivate constant effective communications. Make sure you have management support. 5. Should project work be separated from everyday operational work? If so, what benefits would this generate? If not, justify your answer. Operational works are done to achieve business goals, whereas projects are executed to start new business objectives. One or more projects can be executed to provide inputs to operations for better implementation. So, operations and projects have few intersection points during the product life cycle. Project management used to manage projects whereas business process or operations management is used to execute operations. Basically, Projects are means of executing those activities that cannot be addressed within the organization’s normal operations limit. RITESH RAJ 1
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Assessment 1 BSBPMG511 – Assessment Task 1 WIA - SID: 7008 6. What are the outputs of the project scope control activity? Scope changes Corrective action Lessons learned 7. Is scope creep always detrimental to the project? Justify your answer. No, normally, customers benefit from scope creep, primarily when they get more than what was originally included in the project’s scope. Furthermore, a certain perspective on scope creep could say that its benefits companies because they are able to retain customers without losing the sunk cost of a project. In certain way, scope creep can benefit project management teams because it gives them cause to re-evaluate internal processes in effort to reduce scope creep in future activities. Finally, because
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