Explain in your own words the current state of IT project management and how successfully managing IT projects remains a challenge for most organizations.
Few questions to be answered…. They should each be 150 words in length and in APA format with references also.
Topic 1: Explain in your own words the current state of IT project management and how successfully managing IT projects remains a challenge for most organizations. Provide references in APA format.
Topic 1a: Explain in your own words: how can a value-driven approach improve the likelihood of IT project success? Provide references in APA format.
Topic 2: Ethics: Compare and contrast ethical leadership and unethical leadership qualities in an ethnically diverse and multicultural workplace in terms of project management. Please provide at least one (1) example of each after your explanation.
Topic 2a: Read the Case Scenario below: Explain in great detail what you would do in the situation presented in the case scenario and provide your rationale, utilizing the eight-stage process for making a sound ethical decision from pages 407–409 in your textbook.
The CIO of your organization walks into your office one Friday afternoon. As he closes
the door behind him he says that “If you say anything to anyone concerning what I am
about to tell you, you are fired.” He then explains that the team of programmers that you
supervise will be “released to seek other options” and that all of your project’s
programming tasks will be outsourced to a country in Eastern Europe. Your job is to
coordinate with this new outsource provider so that all programming work can be
scheduled and transferred over in less than 3 months. In addition, you are not to let on
to any of the company’s programmers that they will soon be replaced. He instructs you
to carry on as nothing has changed. In fact, the company will give them a bonus if they
can complete their current work assignment in three months rather than the scheduled
As the project manager of this team, you have gotten to know each of the programmers
fairly well. One of the programmers has just signed a mortgage to purchase her first
house. Another is a single mother with her oldest child just entering college, and
another has confided in you that he has been experiencing some health problems lately.
Marchewka, J. T. (2012). Information technology project management: Providing
measurable organizational value (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Topic 3: Explain in detail why is it just as important to deal with the people issues of an IT project as it is to deal with the technical issues?
Topic 3a: Identify and expound on why you anticipate conﬂict over the course of a healthcare IT project. Provide detailed examples.
Topic 4: Skills and Teams: What skills or qualities are important in selecting a project team? Include at least three members in a theoretical team and explain what contributions you might expect from each member, and how you would expect them to collaborate using their collective skill set.
Topic 5: IT Project Methodology: Why is it important to have deliverables for each phase of the IT project methodology?
Topic 5a: Life Cycle: Describe the following Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, closing. Give one example of each process to support a particular phase of the IT project methodology.
Topic 6: IT Project Scope and Deliverables: What is the difference between product-oriented deliverables and project-oriented deliverables?
Topic 6a: Project Scope: How would you go about verifying a project’s scope? Please provide a detailed answer.
Topic 7: Schedule, Budget, and Risk: Describe the steps necessary for estimating the cost of a particular activity or task that has an estimated duration.
Topic 7a: Crisis Management: What is meant by crisis management? Why do many organizations ﬁnd themselves in this mode? Using your own experience or the course materials, identify and describe a situation that could be considered as crisis, and create a simple risk management plan that could have prevented that crisis.
Topic 8: Communications and Quality: Discuss some communication challenges that can arise when dealing with stakeholder expectations of a project. What is the purpose of a project communications plan?
Topic 8a: Six Sigma Objective: How does achieving a Six Sigma objective improve quality? Discuss how this objective can help demonstrate the need for quality over speed.
Topic 9: Project Procurement, Implementation, Closure, and Evaluation: What is outsourcing? How does it relate to project procurement management?
Topic 9a: Steps for Closure: Describe some of the steps for administrative closure.
Topic 10: Explain how you would encourage and enforce ongoing training amongst staff on newly implemented systems.
Topic 10a: Imagine you need to redesign the workflow of the medical coders in Health Information Management in order to accommodate the new financial reimbursement program that is being installed in the Business Office. Explain the impact of this system on the medical coders and detail how you would redesign their workflow around this new program.
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