Assignment 1 - Project Management Best Practices
Due date: 02-Apr-2015
Return date: 23-Apr-2015
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Locate a practicing IT project manager who works for a business.
1) Conduct an interview with this project manager in order to understand how a practising IT project manager applies IT project management techniques, project management skills, methods and software tools in the IT industry. Questions you ask should include:
What are his/her overall responsibilities as an IT project manager?
What day to day tasks does an IT project manager carry out?
What project management tools has he/she used in the past week?
What framework (methodology) does he/she generally use and why?
Does choice of framework (methodology) have an impact on project success?
What is the difference between a good (successful) IT project manager and an average IT project manager?
2) Critically analyse the results of your interview and evaluate how your findings align to what you have learned so far in this subject about project management and the role of project managers and via the research that you need to do to gather information about role of project managers and the project management skills, methods and software tools used in the IT industry.
3) Create a 3 to 5 minute verbal presentation communicating your findings. You can use any presentation method you like. Options include Powerpoint, Prezi, emaze and the like. This is to be presented in class to your teacher in the designated time during the due week of the assessment.
Tasks 1 and 2 must be documented in a word document and submitted via Turnitin.
This assessment will provide you with an opportunity to:
critically analyse the role of IT project management within a professional workplace, from the viewpoint of the member/leader of the project team
research and critically evaluate how a practising IT project manager applies IT project management techniques, project management skills, methods and software tools in the IT industry
understand and apply appropriate communication practices within a project management context
This assessment task covers topics 1 to 7 and has been designed to ensure that you are engaging with the subject content on a regular basis.