In a three- to four-page paper not counting the cover and reference pages that you must include, use a procurement and contracting example related to your Portfolio Topic to find a real-life award scenario.
In your paper, and using your research skills, assess and evaluate how each of the following concepts relates to your chosen procurement and contracting example:
the mutual agreement of offer and acceptance
the consideration of a down payment
the capability to perform the work
the confirmation of legal purpose
Be sure to properly organize your writing and include an introduction, headings/subheadings for the body of your work associated with each of the items above (a through d), your analysis/suggestion, and a conclusion. In addition to your textbook, use at least two scholarly sources to support your responses. Cite your sources and include a reference page. Format your paper according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Identify a personal project of your choosing. This could be a family vacation, plans to clean or organize a part of your living space, etc. Be creative please.
provide a brief summary of your project that includes the scope of the project and at least three goals or objectives of the project.
The sponsor of the project has reviewed your scope definition (goals, objectives, project structure, and stakeholders) and has approved it. However, the sponsor would like to see an improvement in communication between the project team and the stakeholders. See Chapter 4 in the course textbook. Ask the instructor for clarification if needed.
The sponsor has also requested a project schedule be developed immediately to track and coordinate the progress of the remaining tasks for the project.
Note: Use MS Project or another scheduling software of your choice. Ask the instructor for additional options for developing a project schedule.
Develop a communication plan between the project team and the stakeholders for your project.
Develop a project schedule for your project, which includes:
Includes 7–13 tasks.
Your project sponsor and customer are impressed with your project schedule, but due to some factors out of your or their control, you’ve been told to deliver your project early. Using the information from the readings, explain how you would go about assessing the possibility of delivering your project early. How will that affect scope, costs, and schedule? Should you “crash” the project or use another approach? What will determine your decision?
In this assignment, you will review technical information from the Contact Center Case Study and develop two different Status Reports based on the communication plan you previously developed. Based on the information provided in the assignment instructions and attached sheets, create two different Phase 1 Status Reports to provide to the stakeholders identified and included within your communication plan as:
High Power/Low Interest (quadrant 3 – Keep Satisfied)
Low Power/High Interest (quadrant 2 – Keep Informed)
Please reference the attached document for specific assignment instructions and the assignment rubric.
This is a group assignment, so my part will be the “Low Power/High Interest (quadrant 2 – Keep Informed)” part. The power interest gird can be find in the lesson 2 pdf i uploaded
In Week 6, your project sponsor informed you that you have to deliver your project much sooner than anticipated. When you break the news to your team, they are not happy with the decision; they are concerned that the project will now fail. Using the information from the readings, what can you do as a leader to reassure your project team that this is the right thing to do? What will you do to motivate them? Remember that they are professionals and that threats or traditional carrots may not work.
Your stakeholders have asked the project team to recommend a solution to an unanticipated issue in the project. Describe how you plan to lead your group to make the best decision; address the four major steps. What project management tools would you use to prevent group think? How would you respond if a team member makes the following suggestion: “We should brainstorm and then critique each other’s ideas.”
Step 1: The sponsor would like a summary of your project.
Summarize your project to date, including a message regarding the completion and implementation of the Communication Plan & Project Schedule.
Note: Do not repeat your introduction from the first assignment to avoid a high Safe Assign percentage.
Step 2: The sponsor is now asking for a report with not a lot of details.
Explain to the sponsor why a milestone report might be a more useful report and discuss at least three milestones for the project.
Step 3: The sponsor is confused about the communication plan completed earlier and is questioning its effectiveness.
Explain the format and content of the communication matrix and how it is being used to enhance communications among stakeholders.
Note: Chapter 4 in the course textbook discusses communication plans.
Step 4: As the project moves further into the execution process, conflict among stakeholders becomes more evident, and the project manager needs to address it. A good project manager understands that there are two types of conflict to be on the lookout for – functional and dysfunctional.
Explain the differences between functional conflict and dysfunctional conflict. Provide examples.
Step 5: Now, let us assume that the communications among team members continued to deteriorate to the point where some team members were authorized to work virtually from remote locations. Now that some team members are working virtually, new communication issues have surfaced.
Discuss tips for alleviating communication problems and enhancing the performance of virtual teams, while reassuring the sponsor that the situation is under control.
Writer to do the following;
All section headings to be rearranged as per instructions and numbered i.e. 1.1, 1.2 and so on…
The word count for this chapter needs cutting down. It should be around 2000 words in length.
Chapter 1.9 – Writer to add wording and diagram previously covered (apologies that this got lost in previous revisions.
There is some material at the start and then afterwards have a heading ‘literature review’. Effectively this whole chapter is a literature review so section titles should reflect this.
Don’t focus too much on Worley in this review…it is mainly secondary literature so please make generic. Some Worley refs are ok but majority should be across the subject.
Writer to ensure that this chapter provides background for all the research objectives.
The part on planning doesn’t have many references – please put suitable references
Overall this chapter should be around 1500 words – writer to align.
Please re-structure this chapter as follows:
Potential primary research methods (ie. the options available for primary research)
Chosen research method ie. the questionnaire survey
Advantages & disadvantages of chosen methods (please add more on the questionnaire method and its pros and cons)
Accessibility (how we gained access to the company – we will work together to input the information here)
Sampling method and size (content is covered)
Data collection instrument (ie your questionnaire)
Data analysis (how the data will be analysed)
Ethical issues (there is already some useful material here but need to mention an ethical approval form and its approval, which i can provide details of).
Writer to ensure the research survey answers all the research objectives – additional questions to be inserted to ensure all objectives covered.
Weeks 9-11 Discussion (11/19 8pm)
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Please respond to this thread to participate in this discussion board. Post at least one primary response no later than Friday at 8:00 p.m. Boston Time to allow other students time to respond to your post.
Post at least two of your secondary responses to other students’ discussions no later than Wednesday evening by 8:00 p.m. Boston Time of the following week.
Please note that there are no extensions for discussion board participation. To earn full credit, you must post by the deadlines. Please pay careful attention to the grading rubrics for the discussion forum. Think of the due dates as: we are nearing the end of the class (your project) and each assignment is on the critical path.
Your personal experience is very important, and we would like you to share it with the class as much as possible. However, a high quality post is one that is explicitly linked to the course materials or other relevant outside sources using proper APA format.
Discussion postings should be approximately 150-300 words. Communicate in complete sentences, concise, focused paragraphs, and precise language. Excessively wordy postings are not an advantage, but overly brief postings have little to contribute to the discussion. Provide adequate support for your postings; simply agreeing or disagreeing with your colleague is not appropriate. Be detailed and support your response with evidence.
Read pages 96 -103 of your textbook (Meredith et al., 2020), and discuss the following questions:
How can project risk management help improve project performance? What do you think are the most important factors to keep in mind and manage when managing risk? Some examples might be communication, schedule management, stakeholder management, etc. What will you be focusing on to manage the risks that you identify in your project?
Reminder: A high quality post is one that explicitly links your personal opinion or experience with the course materials or other relevant outside sources using proper APA format. Both in-text citations and a reference list are required for this discussion. You may earn up to 5 points for this discussion; and you may find the following resources helpful:
https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
https://www.wyzant.com/highered/student/sso/northeastern-university/tutoring-request (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
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