Without a doubt, the most common reason that projects fail is because of poor scope deﬁnition. By that I mean that the expectations of the stakeholders, and especially the client or sponsor, are different than the expectations of the project team. This is a most difﬁcult problem, but it is critical to the success of the project that it is overcome. There are many reasons why a project fails, and understanding them will give us insights to how to avoid them. The relationship between the project team and the customer has to reverse itself at the time of...
Chapter 17a: Question about CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
1. A project manager must make a narrative description of the project. This narrative description covers the items that will be supplied under the contract with the client. It is called: a. b. c. d. The project plan. The statement of work. The exception report. The progress report.
2. A project manager discovers that there is a part of the project that contains some risk. His or her strategy with this risk is to subcontract the work to an outside supplier by using a ﬁrm ﬁxed price contract. Which of the following is true? a....
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In our many years in the interactive industry, we’ve witnessed more than a few projects
become train wrecks. It’s happened in large and small advertising agencies, software
companies, and digital agencies alike. Most of these wrecks could have been avoided.
In nearly every case, the problem was that nothing held the team together, which led to
clashes between stakeholders. We’ve seen the client-side project manager who was rela-tively isolated try to manage the marketing and IT departments.
Adam Myatt currently works as a project leader and systems analyst for GE Global Research, the worldwide research and development headquarters of General Electric located in Niskayuna, New York. Adam is an experienced Java developer holding the Sun Microsystems Certified Java Programmer certification. His work entails leading globally developed Java software and web applications through a rigorous software development lifecycle process. He is an active participant in a local Java users group and is an avid enthusiast of open source software.
In the enterprise-level software development business, there are formal processes
for estimating projects with multi-million dollar values. Each part of the project
is divided into tasks, and each role and responsibility is identified. Each individual
element of the project undergoes a detailed hourly estimation in order to create
a comprehensive schedule. Major risks to the project’s success are identified in
a risk assessment process. Additional labor hours are added to the price estimate
to compensate for these risks by adding labor hours to the price estimate.
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The risk management processes described in this book had their genesis well over 20 years ago when I accepted a position at the University of Southampton. There I met and worked with Dr Chris Chapman, already an acknowledged expert in project risk, with an established relationship with BP and an extensive client base in Canada. Chris involved me in his consulting activities in North America, primarily associated with quantitative risk analyses of large projects in the hydroelectric and the oil and gas industries....
Model-View-Controller is a popular architecture among the software developers
to build scalable and maintainable applications. While most of the time we use
the server-side MVC architecture, with the complexity increasing in the Rich
Application Development, a similar architecture is needed on the client-side, as well.
The client-side MVC architecture allows us to de-couple the presentation from the
model and the controller logic.
The Public Relations (PR) industry is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships between clients and customers. Through areas such as brand management, advertising, media relations and crisis management, PR practitioners seek to foster interest, trust and belief in a product or company.
This acknowledgment is really a special acknowledgment to two people who
played a key role in getting this whole project started. First, Dave Crane and I
had cofacilitated a three-day project management course for Boston University
Corporate Education Center clients. Dave and I honed the course materials
over a three-year period and then decided to turn it into a book. At that time,
Bob Beck, who was recently retired after 25 years with IBM, was my business
partner and volunteered to create the CD-ROM that would house the O’Neill
& Preigh Church Equipment Manufacturers case study.
The old saying, “You can’t get fired for hiring IBM” just isn’t valid anymore. These
days, clients choose the best consultants, not the best-known ones. Today’s clients
seek talent, not firm names. The competition for new work is not between firms, but
between people and their ideas.
Consultants’ marketing efforts haven’t changed in response to this reality. In fact, their
marketing hasn’t changed much in decades—except to get slicker, flashier and more
That’s not working.
If there is confidence that the Project Initiation will result in an immediate
authorization to proceed to the next stage then perform this task now. If not, then
it will be performed after the Project Board authorizes the project to proceed as part
of the next stage planning.
Identify any additional technical or business specialists required to support the
project. These roles contribute to the creation of products by providing information
about the business and reviewing the products. They generally fulfill the "consult"
and "approve" responsibilities.
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Approximately 80% of a Project Manager’s time is spent communicating. Think about it – as a
Project Manager you are spending most of your time measuring and reporting on the
performance of the project, composing and reading emails, conducting meetings, writing the
project plan, meeting with team members, overseeing work being performed, meeting with
clients over lunch and many more activities related to your projects.
You should give considerable thought to how you want to manage communications on this
Development Life Cycle (SDLC), the classic "waterfall" approach (also arguably a software
development methodology); and Solutions-based Project Methodology, a simplified approach for
consultants to work with their clients. Possibly there may be hybrid combinations of these.
To this list, Jason could have added the TenStep methodology, at least that would have made five.
Nevertheless, when it comes to project management frameworks, there appear to be only two or three
that are generally applicable.
Who has budget authority? The ability to add or remove
resources to a project can be independent from other kinds of
authority. For example, in the contract team situation, the
team might have the power to define the requirements and
design, but they might need to return to the client each time
they want more money or time.
How often will requirements and designs be reviewed, and
how will adjustments be decided? The answer depends
heavily on previous questions.
Do you want a market research (MR) project that precisely meets your goals?
Then you need a precise Request For Proposal (RFP). The RFP is necessary to
document your research needs and expectations. It also gives you an opportunity
to ask for free advice.
Do exceptions exist? Do some clients successfully hire agencies without a formal
RFP? Sure, but it is risky. Unless you have a long-standing relationship with a
market research agency, the RFP process is your lowest-risk path to research