(TCO 1) Before one can begin writing a charter, one must consider the most appropriate organization for the project. You are the project manager for a company that integrates custom data solutions for large corporate enterprises. This project will span two or three years and will cost tens of millions of dollars. This is a large, very involved project. Which of the five organization structures is most suitable? Why? (Points : 20)
2. (TCO 2) You are a project manager for a new hardware/software project. You just received the project charter and established your scope statement. Within the scope statement, you defined some of the key components to meet the overall project objective. Establishing requirements will be critical to define and get approved. The hardware will be new for your company, so you will need to ensure the vendor is selected and the hardware is appropriately installed into your environment. The supporting software will need to be designed and coded. It will also need to be installed and tested on the system. To ensure the users know how to use the new software, training will be needed for managers and the associates. You have assembled your team of experts and they are anxious to get started.
3. (TCO 3) Compare and contrast crashing and fast tracking as a means of schedule compression. (Points : 20)
4. (TCO 5) A firm hosts eCommerce transactions for other companies. The firm processes credit purchases supporting most major credit cards and is known as an inexpensive alternative to other larger competitors. The firm is deploying new security software that is state-of-the-art for eCommerce. It should increase security while speeding up transactions because of the new security algorithms.