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Unit 5 Project Part 5: Project Control & Close

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As a project goes through the execution phase, project control is
critical to ensure that a project stays within the constraints of time,
cost, and scope. A project manager will use different monitoring
techniques to help keep the project within these constraints. If a
project incurs changes, becomes delayed, or costs become higher, a
project manager will execute change control to document and determine
how to handle the change.

Once a project is completed, the project team should complete a
final project report, which is the administrative record of the
completed project, which identifies all its functional and technical
components as well as other important project history. It includes all
the strengths and weaknesses of the project as it progressed and offers a
final assessment of what went right (or wrong) throughout the life of
the project. It is essentially a “lessons learned” document of the
project.

Your assignment is to prepare a project report for your project
using Microsoft Word, make assumptions as needed since your project is
fictitious. Include the following sections/elements:

  1. Project Performance

This should include a candid assessment
of the project’s achievements relative to its plan. Did the project
achieve the goals you set out to accomplish? It should also include
candid criticism as to the project performance. What caused this poor
performance? What recommendations do you have to ensure it doesn’t
happen in future projects?

  1. Administrative Performance

What are the standard administrative
practices that occur within an organization that were beneficial to the
project? What were some drawbacks that could be improved on?

  1. Organizational Structure

How did the organization’s operating
structure help or hinder the project team? How could it have been
changed to better align the structure with the activities?

  1. Team Performance

How effectively did the team perform this
project? Were the proper people picked to perform the project? Were
they properly trained? How did the project manager perform? Address
team-building techniques and training activities that you think would
ensure effective team performance of your project if it actually
occurred.

  1. Techniques of Project Management

What organizational methods are effective for project management? These include software, scheduling, rules, procedures, etc.

  1. Benefits to the Organization and the Customer

To what degree did this project provide
the benefits and accomplish the goals that it intended? Keep in mind
that goals are not always immediate and can occur over time.

Requirements:

  • Write your report in essay form, using bullet points only where appropriate.
  • Use American Psychological Association (APA) style to format your
    report, regardless of whether you use additional resources or not. You
    do NOT need an Abstract.
  • Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • You report should be no more than 3-4 pages in length.
  • The cover page for your final Project Report should include the title of your paper, the course, your name, and date.

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