TEMPLATE FOR TASK 1 SUBMISSION NOTE: Before submitting Task 1 – Insert Name, ST
TEMPLATE FOR TASK 1 SUBMISSION NOTE: Before submitting Task 1 - Insert Name, STUID, and Delete anything highlighted in Red Insert your answer below the actual task statement/assignment and keep the task statement in place. Name: Student ID (STUID): Task 1: Project Management A. Discuss how you would plan the catered lunch project by completing each of the following 5 distinct project management phases: 1. Project Initiation a. (A1A) Describe the project and the need for the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support. CLARITY - Describe the project and the need/demand for the project. Provide an overview of the project based on information from the scenario and discuss why the project is needed – why should the company undertake this project? b. (A1B) Identify three relevant stakeholders and discuss how the project impacts each stakeholder. CLARITY – Identify 3 stakeholders and how the project affects each stakeholder. Note – Your response must discuss how the project will impact each of the three stakeholders you identify – for example, how will the project impact the company customers? c. (A1C) Discuss whether the project is feasible by addressing each of the three triple constraint components: scope, cost, and timeline. CLARITY – Discuss whether the project is feasible or not for each of the three triple constraint elements. Feasibility is defined as a study/analysis that takes all its project factors into account; describe/outline planned services. Discuss if the initial project plan is ‘feasible/possible’ considering the scope (size/tasks), the cost (budget), and timeframe (schedule). Discuss if the initial project plan is ‘feasible/possible’ considering (1) the scope (size/tasks), (2) the cost (budget), and (3) timeframe (schedule). Your response must indicate if you think the project is feasible or not feasible for each of the three components and provide a rationale for your stance for each. For example, is the project feasible based on the cost and why or why not? 2. Project Planning a. (A2A) List three milestones for the project plan and provide a timeline for each milestone. CLARITY – Identify 3 milestones and provide a timeline for each milestone. A good example of this in real life is primary education in the United States. The first milestone is start Kindergarten at age 5. The second milestone is finish Elementary School at age 11 or the next 6 years. To complete the process, the third milestone is to graduate High School at age 18 or the next 7 years. Remember a milestone is something you want to accomplish, and the timeline is when you want to accomplish it by. Looking at the project scenario, what are three things you, as the business owner, want to accomplish and when do you want to accomplish each? Note – there are milestones already identified in the project scenario. b. (A2B) Write a SMART goal for the project. CLARITY – The word “SMART” is an acronym which stands for Specific (clearly defined/identify the goal based on who, what, when, where, which, and why). Measurable (measure the progress/success) – Achievable (focus on the steps to achieve the goal) – Relevant or Realistic (is the goal relevant/within reach/sensible) – Time (realistic target date to accomplish the goal). Make sure your answer is in a complete sentence (or sentences) and address(es) each letter and all five letters of the SMART goal for the project in the scenario. c. (A2C) Identify two different potential risks to this project’s success and describe how each risk could be managed. CLARITY – Describe two potential risks/liabilities of the project and how each of them could be managed/addressed/fixed/resolved. Your response must show: two risks, and how to mitigate each of the risks you identified. When identifying the risks, consider the decision the business owner is making for this project and think of what could go wrong with the project. 3. Project Execution a. (A3A) Discuss a way to address being over budget by 10 percent. Include information from the provided scenario for support. CLARITY – Discuss how to manage/address the project being over budget by 10% or $700. Your response should provide one way the business owner can address or rectify/correct going over the budget. For example – What would you do if you budgeted $300 for groceries, and you went over by $30? How would you fix that? b. (A3B) Discuss a way to address a scheduling conflict that could affect the timeline of the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support. CLARITY – Discuss how to manage/address/fix a scheduling conflict that could affect/disrupt/change the projects schedule. In your response, first identify a scheduling conflict with the project, and then discuss how you will solve/fix that problem. 4. Project Monitoring and Control a. (A4A). Discuss how scheduling conflicts and budget constraints could affect the scope of the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support. CLARITY – Discuss how both scheduling conflicts and budget constraints (going over budget) can affect the project's scope. There are two parts to this question: (1) identify the project scheduling conflict and indicate/discuss how that conflict will affect/change the project scope, for example, will it increase or decrease the scope and how? And (2) identify the budget constraint of the project and indicate/discuss how that constraint will affect/change the project scope, for example, will it increase or decrease the scope and how? Note – you do not need to provide any mitigation or resolve in your response. 5. Project Closure a. (A5A) Discuss two ways to change how the project was planned, considering the timeline and budget conflicts that were encountered. CLARITY – Discuss two ways to change how the project was initially planned/developed, discussing both the timeline and budget conflicts experienced in this scenario. This is a two-part response: (1) discuss one way the business owner could change project based on the timeline – what is one thing that could be done differently; (2) discuss one way the business owner could change the project based on the budget – what is one thing that could be done differently Sources - CLARITY – List your sources ONLY If you are referencing work through quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content and outside of the D079 Course material. Sources must be given credit to the original author. Please identify the ‘Big Four’ requirements - 1.Author’s name 2.Date Publish 3.Name of Book or Article with Publication 4.Source Location Do Not list only a Weblink - please include the name of the website and any identifiable features like the article from the website. Professional Communication – CLARITY - PROOFREAD! – ensure there are little to no grammatical errors. Please work with the Writing Center for additional assistance and watch the Professional Communications Video on the Course Resource Page. TIP: You do not need to input any information in this section. The evaluator uses this section to assess your professional communication (sentence structure, grammar, etc.). Grammarly is a helpful tool to ensure professional communication. Basic access to Grammarly is free, but WGU students can get a 68% student discount on the premium account using a discount code. The following link to WGU’s Writing Center provides the discount code and demonstrates a short video on using Grammarly to minimize grammatical errors.

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