Level 5 of the project management maturity model focuses on continuous process improvement or optimization. Consider a project you have either worked on or found through research that could have benefited from the optimization of one of its processes. Describe the project and give some suggestions for how a process could have been improved. Your initial post must be 200 words and be supported by at least one professional or academic source.
There are a variety of areas in which an organization can improve its project management processes. One area is the improvement of project management technology. While MS Project is the most common project management software package, other options are available. An organization should evaluate each option before determining which one is best suited to meet its project management strategy.
For this discussion, research at least three enterprise-level project management software packages and select one (preferably one that hasn’t already been selected by any of your peers in the forum). Provide a link to the software package you selected, and compare and contrast its features to MS Project, explaining how each might support and optimize the following:
must be 200 words and be supported by at least one professional or academic source.
Read the Quasar communications case. Within Quasar, there are several sources of frustration for the project manager, including the fact that the marketing department has the ability to cancel projects based on its own opinion of their value. If you were the project manager, how would you convince the marketing department that your projects are aligned with organizational strategy and are therefore important, even when they are low-profile or seemingly insignificant? Must be 200 words and be supported by at least one professional or academic source.
LGS has recently experienced a few problems related to project management within the organization. They have hired you to take over the company’s project management in hopes that you can help them clean up their processes and allow the organization to achieve better results from its projects.
Begin by reading the case study “Is it Information Systems that We Need.” (Links to an external site.), which is found in the Case Studies in Project, Program, and Organizational Project Management eBook. Then, address the following:
Part 1: Audit
Part 2: Benchmark
Part 3: Develop a Plan