DISCUSSION POST MUST BE 10+ SENTENCES AND THE PEER REVIEWS MUST BE 7+ SENTENCES PLEASE USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND DO NOT COPY FROM OTHER SITES STAY ON TOPIC ,BE POSITIVE , AND DO NOT COMMENT ON GRAMMAR ERRORS. TALK DIRECTLY TO CLASSMATES IN PEER REVIEWS!!! YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PEER REVIEWS AND DISCUSSION QUESTION!! THANK YOU
1) DISCUSSION POST
Many of you may believe that you have never worked in project management, but in reality, most of you have already at some point in your life. Think back to a time when you organized a key event (e.g., birthday parties, weddings, yard projects, house renovations, family vacations, projects at work) that meets the definition of a project.
- Describe the event you planned.
- Summarize the things that went well and / or things that went wrong.
- Be sure to reference some of the key skills covered from the chapter.
2) PEER REVIEW #2 (STACEY)
Hey, Professor Dr. William Stieber and my fellow classmates,
The only thing that I can think of as of right now is when I planned my wedding and it turned out the great just like I wanted it to, even though it was a small wedding with just family and a few friends. The food was great and everything just turned out so great, as well! I had to send out the invitations and everything, which turned out fine and then we all had to do the ceremony, too, which turned out amazing, as well! Plus, I had to order the cake and it sure was a fine cake, too! The wedding was not a wedding that had a lot planning and such things that usually go with a wedding because it was basically walking down the aisle, and saying our vows to one another, as well. It was just a plain and small wedding as I have stated before.
Also, there is something that should be known about project management and that is when you are doing project management, there is a difference between everyday tasks and routine operations, as well. I made this statement because in the discussion question it states to reference some key skills from the chapter. Understanding why project management is so crucial in the real world is also important, as well, and there are also stages in the project management cycle, too. You also have to be able to manage the technical parts that come with project management, as well, and if you do not then you will not be that successful when it comes to doing project management. Lawyers, accountants, administrators, scientists, contractors, public health officials, community advocates, and teachers all do not have the titles of project managers, but they all can manage and handle project management quite well, though. This is what the webtext for this class states, as well, and I would have to say that I agree with it, too. I also agree with the statement that the webtext says about project management not being a title, but a job requirement, though because you have to be able to handle and manage things like this in the real world no matter what your job title is.
Have a nice and blessed rest of week number one and God bless! Thank you all a lot for reading!
3) PEER REVIEW #2 (HEATHER)
I recently finished a project at work that launched this past Friday. I am off from work until Wednesday, so I am eager to see how it is going when I return. My project was to create a new efficient process for pharmacists in North Carolina to apply for credentials with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for them to become an approved medical provider for the third-party insurance plan. Managing this process is already part of the day-to-day operations that I support. However, the reason why this was different and considered a project is because when my project reached completion, a new process existed. The existing process is antiquated and tedious, so I needed to make some process improvements to improve communications and reduce the overall time utilized operationally on this portfolio in the future. Furthermore, I utilized resources beyond the typical resources necessary for standard operations. I think overall the project went well, but there was one road bump along the way that was unexpected. Some of the wins, I was able to successfully work cross-functionally to develop the plan and receive the support from others involved. I learned to use new technology in my workplace. The road bump I mentioned that I experienced was related to the time budget I had. Since I needed the program to be ready to launch for this past Friday, I was expecting to work on the majority of the tasks during Christmas week and New Year’s week because we typically expect those days to be slow for our day-to-day operations due to so many people both internal and external taking time out of work for holiday and travel. However, we were very busy on Christmas Eve and I didn’t have the opportunity to work on my project as I expected, which set me back a day. I was worried about not meeting my timeline, but I was able to flexibly move my schedule around to make up for the time lost and the project still launched on time.