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1/23/2020 Brandy Michelle Horne Assignment 1 Project & Change Management INFS-724
B r a n d y M . H o r n e P a g e | 1 Question 1 Name Description Explanation For Why It Qualifies As A Project Hard Rock Renovation Project The renovations of the Hard Rock in Las Vegas is due to its purchase by Virgin CEO, Richard Branson. The Hard Rock renovation project qualifies as a project because it has an established objective of renovating and rebranding the Hard Rock restaurant and casino, a start and end date (February 2020 - January 2021), an estimated budget of $1.8 Billion, and a clear purpose to not only renovate the hotel but also add 60,000 square foot casino floor. Mars 2020 Project Mars 2020, a NASA project through the Mars Exploration Program, aims to analyze geological materials brought back from a new and enhanced Mars Rover. Nasa's Mars 2020 project is an official project. Mars 2020 has a clear objective to have the Mars Rover collect and bring back to Earth various specimens from Mars' surface. The project started in 2011 and will end July 2020 with the launch of the Mars Rover and required a budget $2.46 billion. The purpose of the project is to find evidence of prehistoric lift on Mars. Raiders Stadium Project The NFL franchise team, the Raiders, is set to move to Las Vegas, NV this year. A project started to build a new stadium for the team. The construction of the Allegiant Football Stadium in Las Vegas qualifies as a project because it includes the key project elements: The project's objective is to build a new NFL stadium in Las Vegas. The project began September 18, 2017 and planned to end July 31, 2020. The total budget for this project is $1.84 billion. The project purpose is to provide a football for the soon to be ‘Las Vegas Raiders’. Question 2 Part A Prior to visiting the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) web site, I regarded the PMI as a company whose purpose was to educate and certify business professionals in project management. I was surprised to find that the PMI not only offers several different project management certifications, but also a variety of project related case studies and a growing global community of project management professionals across different geographies and industries. There are several different types of project management certifications offered by the PMI. One certification that captured my interest was the Agile Certified Practitioner certification. The PMI-ACP highlights project management skills integrated with agile methodologies such as SCRUM and Kanban. In order for organizations to stay competitive in a market driven by technological invocation and customer segmentation, the PMI-ACP teaches project managers to stay flexible and adaptive while achieving project success. The Case Studies section of the PMI web site has a host of articles illustrating how different companies were able grow, change, and overcome hardships through utilizing different PMI tools and methods. One case study I found interesting was ‘IBM Strengthens Focus on Professional Project Management’ . In order for IBM to stay
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