MANAGING A PROJECT

Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The similarity report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

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A.  Discuss how you would plan the catered lunch project by completing each of the following 5 distinct project management phases:
1.  Project initiation
a.  Describe the project and the need for the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support.
b.  Identify three relevant stakeholders and discuss how the project impacts each stakeholder.
c.  Discuss whether the project is feasible by addressing each of the three triple constraint components: scope, cost, and timeline.
2.  Project planning
a.  List three milestones for the project plan and provide a timeline for each milestone.
b.  Write a SMART goal for the project.
c.  Identify two different potential risks to this project’s success and describe how each risk could be managed.
3.  Project execution
a.  Discuss a way to address being over budget by 10 percent. Include information from the provided scenario for support.
b.  Discuss a way to address a scheduling conflict that could affect the timeline of the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support.
4.  Project monitoring and control
a.  Discuss how scheduling conflicts and budget constraints could affect the scope of the project. Include information from the provided scenario for support.
5.  Project closure
a.  Discuss two ways to change how the project was planned, considering the timeline and budget conflicts that were encountered.
B.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
C.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.