Project Evaluation Through the project evaluation, there is synthesis of the lessons learnt when the project is completed. Project evaluation ensures that successes of the project are captured and the areas of concerns raised for further improvement. The scope creep was effectively managed and can attest that the management was nearly above board. The necessary changes were made over the project life cycle as dictated by the requirements. The development of the new software was indeed successful. The development entailed integrating the three models to have one seamless and effective software in place. Also, it was possible to re-align the roles of each individual in the
PROJECT PLAN-HOPKINS 28 organization. The company realized the different business objectives it had set to through the development of a new software. Given the experiences that I have had while handling such a project and this one too, there are a couple of things that I can do differently to ensure that the project realizes 100% outcome or near 100% deliverability. First, I will allocate enough time for the project. Time is always a great determinant in knowing the far that a project can succeed. I will also consider doing proper background checks to ensure that I outsource only when necessary and do so to a proven competent company. This will ensure that I reduce the burden and risk of assigning the project to a project manager with a struggling company. I will also seek to get an established company that can finance a project then I pay at the end instead of getting a company that has problems with financing. For instance, financing was a problem to the Gardner’s company hence Hopkins provides the initial funding for the project. I will also ensure that at least team members who are concerned with the project are free or available when needed. By completion of the project, the business objectives were met. The objectives outlined included streamlining of business operations, boosting of profits and electronic filing and organization. At the end of the project, the software could ensure that different aspects of the three previous software are integrated and hence streamline of operations. The working of the software ensures that the company remains competent hence realizing profits. There were several risks that were anticipated when running this project and in fact most of them could easily be avoided. First, outsourcing in itself is a risk that could have been avoided by getting a competent person to handle the logistics and the development of the new software. Given that Hopkins was outsourcing for the software development, there were high chances that they would face risks of hidden costs and the person engaged to execute the project may not have
PROJECT PLAN-HOPKINS 29 same passion as the owner. Having the project to be fully dependent on the competence of the Gardner’s company and its staff to do a good job is a risk in itself. Therefore, this would have been avoided if the company had competent persons in place. To avoid the risk of being time
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