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BUS_361_Week_11 - BUS 361 Information Systems in...

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1 1 BUS 361 Information Systems in Organizations and Society aka Project Management Week 11: Closing Projects 2 Agenda for Week 11 Questions? More about the PMO and Closing Projects Group Pictures (!) Presentations 3-5 3 Presentations 3 -5 The Zutons Jacques Trevor Buchholz, Yu-Heng Hsu, Louis Tang, Christopher Graham Walker, Fan Yang Kings of Convenience Paul Bastian, Yingnan Fan, Ebalunosen Alero Pogoson, Ran Ran, Kwan Sing Tam Razorlight L ina Agustina, Kenrick Ho, Kevin Shamil Ramlu, Nathan Tunnacliffe, Jo-Huan Nora Wang, Kevin Wong
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2 4 Housekeeping Final Material and Format All the chapters outlined 3 parts MP Questions 40pts Short Answer 10pts Long Answer (Essay type) 20pts Only write in space provided, pls. 5 Housekeeping Group Reports due before August 7th! Charter WBS Gantt Cover letter Group Assignment Key Group Assessment Form (needed) [OH] Feedback via WebCT and Group Pictures! 6 Now what? Projects and Integration Let’s move from a single project’s lifecycle towards the organizational setting.
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3 7 Learning Objectives Understand the concept of a portfolio of projects in organizations. Recognize the project process Understand the importance of integrating the project process with operational management Recognize the opportunity to use project checkpoints and status reports as management levers 8 The Project Process How do you manage all company projects at the same time? 9 The Portfolio of Projects Projects take place in an organizational context. In organizations it is important to recognize: There are several (many) project running at the same time, and each competes for limited resources Each project has either an implicit or explicit priority Priority often (but not always) determines the level of resourcing and referential power a project manager can make use of.
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4 10 The Portfolio of Projects Projects are not run in a vacuum. It is important to understand what projects are currently running in an organization and what priority executives are giving to these projects. An important skill for project managers is to make sure that their projects are given the highest priority • You accomplish through: – Wise choices in accepting projects – Effective communication (at the executive level) – Demonstrating progress that secures higher levels of sponsor support. 11 The Project Process Projects have a life cycle They are born as ideas that are proposed Some are lucky enough to move to planning If the plan is right. Some projects make it to executing If the PM is lucky and resourcing is right, some projects are even completed and closed (!). propose
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2010 for the course BUS 361 taught by Professor Kamalmasri during the Winter '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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