PAQM321: IS Project Management at Third Avenue Software
COURSE: Bachelor of IT/Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Accounting
Unit Code: PAQM321
Unit Title: Project and Quality Management
Type of Assessment: Assessment 2 (Project Plan – Group Assignment ) N/A
Unit Learning Outcomes addressed:
1. Identify and explain alternative models for information systems project management and how these can be applied in practice in different styles of global organisations
2. Work effectively as part of a professional team in the production of a project plan for a global organisation
3. Discuss the Project Management Body of Knowledge and how this relates to the planning, scheduling and control of information systems projects and their change management plan
4. Explain the need for and the basic principles of professional and ethical software and project quality assurance principles in the design and management of a complex information systems project
5. Identify the objectives of and describe the phases of systems and software testing in the development of an information systems project
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Assessment 2 is a Project Plan, proposed solution will describe expected benefits, project methodology, project scope, project schedule, risk management and ethical quality assurance plans, and testing strategy. It will refer to the appropriate project management standards throughout the planning. You need to write equivalent to 2000 words. You need to work in group of 3-4 students.
Third Avenue Software is a relatively young company that develops mobile applications for phones. The company is still trying to find its corporate identity and permanent footing; it has released several moderately successful products but is still looking for a best-seller. Likewise, the company is still trying to determine which internal systems work best for its employees. Project management is among these systems. The company has used a few agile principles in previous projects with some success; its new project will use agile and Scrum whenever possible.
Many of Third Avenue’s products thus far have been designed to serve niche markets, so thecompany’s cofounders instructed their marketing staff and programmers to identify markets that have more universal customer appeal. A couple of programmers quickly turned their focus to the field of health care, which affects everyone directly or indirectly. The programmers drafted an idea for an appthat could serve as a “one-stop shop” for customers’ health-care information and needs. The app’sname is to be determined, but it will contain the following features and information. Because Third Avenue knows from experience with agile projects that software complexity ratings can be useful for later time and cost estimates, management asked the programmers to include initial complexity estimates for each major feature set.
Processes and criteria of project management
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Develop the project charter
Develop the project management plan Direct and manage project work Manage project knowledge
Monitor and control project work Perform integrated change control Close the project or phase
2. Begin developing
take four months to finish and have a budget of $350,000. Sample project charter in above
a project charter for the health-care app project. Assume that the project will
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|table if you need assistance. Project personnel have not been determined yet, so do not be concerned for now with this area of the charter.|