Check Your Understanding
1. Create a force field analysis for your project.
2. Review the study references found at: http://www.geocities.com/mypmpinfo/whattostudy.htm
After reviewing these study references, you should have a sense of what to expect on the PMP credential examination.
You can also access example questions by clicking on the link below:
1. List the predictors for project success that apply to your environment.
To tell if a project will be a success a project manager must implore a numerous amount of predictors. Many of which occur as precautions in the preliminary sections of the project itself. The predictors that factor into my current project are as follows (Project Management, 2006, Pg. 354):
• Select key team members with proven track records in their fields
• Coordinate and maintain a good relationship with the client, parent, and team
• Seek to enhance the public’s image of the project
• Have key team members assist in decision-making and problem-solving
• Develop realistic cost, schedule, and performance estimates and goals
• Have backup strategies in anticipation of potential problems
As a project manager you acquire a project team in most instances, therefore selecting the skills that each member on the team possess is not possible. You must make the most out of the team that you have been afforded and determine what skills you require to ensure project success. This paper will discuss the importance of team members and ways to utilize the skills on a project team ...
• Avoid overreliance on one type of control tool
• Stress the importance of meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals
All these predictors are important to the golf shoe design process, because they all include areas of the schedule, budget, and performance desires. Although these predictors are encompassing the entirety of the project goals, they do focus on the main required items in considering the project a success.
2. Review the sample resume for certification at http://www.geocities.com/mypmpinfo/resumepreparationtips.htm
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 3rd Ed. 2004 Project Management Institute, Inc., Four Campus Boulevard
Schwalbe, Kathy. Information Technology: Project Management. 2006 Thomson Course Technology – A division of Thomson Learning, Inc.
Improved production speed
Staff frightened of competition’s technology
Control increasing cost of maintenance
Customer’s want for new products
Create new golf shoe design that will generate great demand for new style.