Student number: 156854
Name: Zhang Jiahao
1. Search the web for recent review of project management software. Which packages seem to be most popular? What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of each package? What advice would you give to someone intending to buy project management software for his or her PC? Why?
2. Which of the four phases of the project management process do you feel is most challenging? Why?
Project initiation: the focus of project initiation is on assessing the size, scope, and complexity of a project and establishing procedures to support later project activities.
Depending on the project, some initiation activities may be unnecessary and ...view middle of the document...
A risk is a potential problem; it might happen, it might not. But regardless of the outcome, it's a really good idea to identify it, assess its probability of occurrence and estimate its impact. Project manager should using project risk management to deal. Risk management is unique because it does vary tremendously with the type of project undertaken.
4. Suppose that you have been contracted by a jewelry store to manage a project to create a new inventory tracking system. Describe your initial approach to the project. What should your first activity be? What information would you need? To whom might you need to speak?
5. Can a project have two critical paths? Why or why not? Give a brief example to illustrate your point.
It can. Example, you can set up your plan so that you can also see an additional critical path for each independent network or each series of tasks. You might find this useful for keeping track of each of the subprojects within amaster project, or of each phase or milestone of a project that is divided into multiple phases.
The critical path can change from being one series of tasks to being another series as you progress through the project's schedule. The critical path might change as critical tasks are completed, or as tasks in another series of tasks are delayed. A new critical path immediately becomes the series of tasks that you track most closely to ensure finishing on or before the desired date.