INSE 6230 Total Quality Project Management (Fall 2006)
Projects are done in groups of 3-4 students
The scope of a project is to be defined by each group. It can be based on
information of a real project, a research project, or a fictitious project.
The size of the project should be proportional to the number of students (at least
10 tasks per student).
The project management should cover all the nine knowledge areas and the five
process groups defined by the PMBOK. The deliverables include at least the
o Business case (objectives, critical assumptions and constraints, analysis of
options and recommendation, preliminary project requirements, budget
estimate and financial analysis, schedule estimate, potential risks)
o Project charter
o Project planning (project management plan, project scope management
plan, WBS, activity and milestone list, Gantt chart, schedule network
diagram, activity resource requirements, schedule baseline, activity cost
estimates, cost management plan, quality management plan, quality
metrics, process improvement plan, project organization chart,
communications management plan, risk management plan, procurement
o Project execution (deliverables, work performance information, quality
assurance plan, contract management plan)
o Project monitoring and controlling (recommended corrective actions,
updated project management plan, requested changes, quality control
o Project closing (administrative and contract closure procedures)
Different tools (MS Project, MS Excel, etc.) and templates (see Appendix D of
the book) should be used to create the above documents.
Printed proposals of projects (1-2 pages including the names of the members of
the group, tentative title and objectives) are due on Monday, September 25.
The draft of the business case is due not later than October 16.
The final reports are due on December 4.
The tentative date for the final presentations is December 11.