The primary objective of your Portfolio Project is to familiarize you with project management skills relevant to the process groups of planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing. In Week 8 you will finalize a portfolio of documents representing your understanding of core components and competencies of IT project management, including project charter, project scope statement, work breakdown structure, change management processes, communication management, quality management, and project closure plan.
You may choose a real project in your current organization, in another organization, the case study provided in the text (described below), or a fictitious project scenario. The project involves two options from which you choose one to help guide your writing.
The details, materials and specific requirements of this project can be found in the Portfolio Project Description document linked at the bottom of the page.
The following components are required for your final submission:
- Project Charter
- Project Scope Management Plan
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Communication Management Plan
- Project Risk and Change Management
- Quality Management Plan
- Project Closure Plan
Additionally, craft an executive summary and a conclusion. The executive summary must offer a high-level description of the project you have developed throughout the course. The conclusion should focus on your self-assessment as a project manager assigned to an IT project. Address the key elements you identified in the previous modules and identify additional areas that you think would be beneficial to the success of your project.
Your total project should be 8-12 pages including title and reference pages, but if you need more accommodation, contact the instructor for advice. Preface the document with a 1-2 page statement that summarizes and explains the purpose of your project.