Assessment 3: Applied Project
Due date: Week 10
Word count / Time provided: 2500 words
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4, ULO-5, ULO-6, ULO-7
Course Learning Outcomes: CLO-1, CLO-7, CLO-8
Graduate Attributes: GA2, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA6
In this assignment you will continue working the CardioHealth project. You will need to produce documents and diagrams related to a few Project Management Knowledge areas.
In this assignment you need to produce the following documents:
• Identify project risks breaking them into categories:
o Market risk: If the IT project will create a new product or service, will it be useful to the organization or marketable to others? Will users accept and use the product or service? Will someone else create a better product or service faster, making the project a waste of time and money?
o Financial risk: Can the organization afford to undertake the project? How confident are stakeholders in the financial projections? Will the project meet NPV, ROI, and payback estimates? If not, can the organization afford to continue the project? Is this project the best way to use the organization’s financial resources?
o Technology risk: Is the project technically feasible? Will it use mature, leading-edge, or bleeding-edge technologies? When will decisions be made on which technology to use? Will hardware, software, and networks function properly? Will the technology be available in time to meet project objectives? Could the technology be obsolete before a useful product can be created? You can also break down the technology risk category into hardware, software, and network technology, if desired.
o People risk: Does the organization have people with appropriate skills to complete the project successfully? If not, can the organization find such people? Do people have the proper managerial and technical skills? Do they have enough experience? Does senior management support the project? Is there a project champion? Is the organization familiar with the sponsor or customer for the project? How good is the relationship with the sponsor or customer?
o Structure/process risk: What degree of change will the new project introduce into user areas and business procedures? How many distinct user groups does the project need to satisfy? With how many other systems does the new project or system need to interact? Does the organization have processes in place to complete the project successfully?