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TMA254_20JTMA03Personal Identifier E3216276 ContentsQuestion1: Engagement with the Quiz 2Question2: Individual Assessed on Software Module 3Question3 Team work referred to the word document attached 5Question4: Individual Assessed on Contribution 5Question5: Individual Assessed on Scenario Problem 6Question6: The importance of Project Management 7References 9 Question1: Engagement with the Quiza. b.The block 3 quiz covers project management. Lots of knowledge was gained by completing the weeks of studies which gave an insight of project management. So much Knowledge and skills acquired in project planning, project monitoring and project controlling. Also completing the quiz questions was the most interesting and challenging especially question 3, activity on node (earliest start, earliest finish, latest start, latest finish, float entries) on how to use the formular to calculate the float, forward and backwards. The knowledge and skill acquired can be apply in our world of business.Not bad on the quiz and some detail on your experiences of doing. Yes, this is good.5/5 Question2: Individual Assessed on Software Modulea. Activity on node Forwarding calculation from A to J, activity A explanation workout.The critical Path for the Project is G, E, F, I, J, marked in red line and with 25 days of completion.Early start of A =0EF = ES + Activity DurationEF = 0 + 5EF=5 With the Backwards from J to A and activity J explanation workout.The latest finished for J = 25To calculate Latest start = EF-Activity DurationLS = 25 – 2LS = 23Float is the Latest Start – Early Start from J to A, activity J explanation workoutFloat for J = LS-ES or LF –EFFloat =23-23F=0Your analysis should show the results of the forward and backward passes and the activity floats in the same form as the one in the comment for Block 3 Part 3 Activity 3.5The critical path is correct and is both marked and explained in depth. You have also used a legend explaining all the elements of the boxes as well as the calculation explanations. This is very good.The critical path is G-E-F-I-J. Unfortunately the work wasn’t uploaded before the 12th April.7/10 b. List of activitiesActivities Category of software developers DaysDesign web pagesWeb developer 5Prototype and test web pages Web developer, Tester 9Produce finished web pages Web developer 3Design bookings module Senior software developer 4Code bookings moduleSenior software developer, Software developer 7Test codingTester, Software developer 3Set up database for bookings Database developer 10Test databaseDatabase developer, Tester 3Integrate SystemSystem integrator 3Integration testing Tester, Software developer2 You did a great piece of work on explaining the first diagram, I would caption tables like this..something like Table 1. A list of the activities, showing which categories of developer are required and for how many days. It is useful to follow the detail on this one and include the name of the activity alongside the letter name. It is similar to the table in Exercise 4.1 in Block 3 Part 4. Overall this was good but again it was to be uploaded to OpenStudio by the 12th of April. 4/5 c. Activity bar chat I guess the same applies to all of these tables and charts, they should be captioned and explained. In this case the floats are missing from the activities.This should be an activity bar chart for the development of the module similar to that in the discussion for Activity 4.2 in Block 3 Part 46/10 d. Resource table This should be a resource table for the development of the module similar to that in discussion for Activity 4.2 in Block 3 Part looks fine, just missing the the captions.4/5 Question3 Team work referred to the word document attachedQuestion4: Individual Assessed on Contribution a. At the initial stage of the project, we all discussed the team’s name and the logo. Multiple names were suggested by a team member and I chose the name ‘software chasers’ because its matches our project. The whole team agreed on the name and logo. My contribution was based on the review and discussions on question 2. Although my contribution came in late, however it was in line with other team members. On 27-04-2021, I presented my analysis in a table concerning activity on node, list of activities, activity bar chat and resource table that shows significant comments I made on Dave, Nathan’s and Cristina work. In reviewing the activity on node and activity bar chat presented by Nathan, I mention how requirements was followed with the exception of not highlighted the critical path on the activity on node but was the best solution among the individual work. Most of the members also agreed Nathan’s work was the best solution to be selected to make the final report. My analysis is based on the following requirements: calculation of the forward, backward, float and the critical path.As I have said to all students, I know this is a hard question to answer I come ways. It helps if you can point to a specific instance like this which illustrates a clear interaction with the rest of the group. You have to tell us what you think was your main contribution. This seems like a genuine attempt to tell us about your engagement with the group. Hopefully something was learned from this experience for future work.3/3 b. Belbin role are roles which take place or occupied in any team. Considering the team project, I can conclude that my contribution to the team work falls under the Belbin role Monitor Evaluator. Monitor Evaluator are very good in analysing ideas and options that others generate. They sometimes lack the drive and ability to motivate others which becomes the weaknesses.Positive qualitiesThe reason for my answer, which I jotted down was to contribute my understanding to the task and also to suggest if another team member note is better for us to use for the team report. Impact below:Ways to verified if activity on node is presented correctly by the team. Where improvement needs to be adjusted (smoothing) on the bar chart, activity table and the node which was completed by team members. Ways to put the daily and cumulative cost together on-line graphs by the team. Analyse the final report.Allowable weaknessesMy time management was not efficient as I was late in communication to the team and to provide them with the analysis. Lack of delay in responding to matters decreases team motivation and it slow everything down especially when we are working on deadline time.You might have structured the answer a little better but this is a reasonable response based on what you thought your role was at the start and what your role was as the project progressed.We were looking for a named Belbin role, some behaviourial descriptions, some typical features of the role with positive and, possibly, negative qualities. I think you have mentioned enough about the nature of your involvement and how it changed to justify the roles you mention. Monitoring/evaluating the work of others has to be handled diplomatically I would say.7/7 Question5: Individual Assessed on Scenario Problem Increase of resources: employing additional software developer to assist from day5 because the project can not be delayed anymore. As the activity E code booking module has reach it critical path adding extra days from day7 would delay the whole processes and the deadline date of 25days cannot be accomplished. This can be costly because you will need someone with experience to work to the deadline which could be extra staff to make to achieve the deadline date. Between day (15-17).Replan and work harder, longer or faster: We could move the activity H test database to its original place (11-13) and hire the database developer (Eileen) to assist from day (15-17). Because of the deadline and the maximum critical path, Eileen has to work extra hours around the clock to make to the deadline. Database developer can easily fit into software developer position with some few training. This could be challenging, costing, increase stress level and time consuming could lead to making mistakes at the end. Extend the timescale: if timescale of the project can be move forward to finished later than the schedule time would lower the stress level and give more time to the deadline date of 25days of completing. This might also increase the cost of the project which might not be agreed by the controllers. It can also be less expensive for the software developer (Dieter) to continue with the extra 5days than hiring another software developer from external, only if the extended timescale could be accepted.You might have presented this answer a little more clearly. You might mention that Activity E – Code bookings module is on the critical path so if it is extended from its current start date it will have an effect on the final date. There is an option that might mean the project could be completed on time. However, if Activity G is split into design of database and build database sub-activities then E could be started once the design of the database is complete. This would then give enough time for E to be completed and so not delay the completion of the project. I think you have covered these essential elements here. You then might have been able to say something more about scenario B.10/20 Question6: The importance of Project Management The name of the project is called “The Affordable Care Act – MNsure”. The project type is an e-Commerce Marketplace type. The project date was January 2014 and the project cost was about $150 million USD. Brief Description: The Affordable Care Act which is also informally known as Obamacare was legislated by 111th United States Congress and signed into law by former US president Barack Obama. The main objectives of the Affordable Care Act is to modify the private insurance market particularly for individuals and small group buyers and expand Medicare to the working poor as well as change the way medical decisions are made. The federal government developed a bespoke website, which is “” for all United State state to implement the Obamacare. However, some of the US states decided to develop their own systems and not use the federal government system. This project was chosen to explore the communication issues, requirements and quality management failures in carrying out the Obamacare project in the State of Minnesota; and to possibly derive some lessons learned and also highlight the importance of effective project management. Problem: The State of Minnesota chose a package system called The “Curam Solution for Healthcare Reform” offered by the technology company IBM, which was designed to help US States implement Obama’s affordable healthcare act requirements without having to develop their own system from start. Based on the Curam product, the “MNsure system” was planned to bring the state of Minnesota into compliance with the federal government’s Affordable Care Act requirements and ensure that residents of Minnesota had access to the health care insurance products they were eligible to. Unfortunately, the federal government’s system did not work as effortlessly as anticipated. After the launch in Oct 2013, the system did not perform eligibility criteria or verify individuals’ application information properly as mandated under federal law. The Curam staff knew this functionality was not working, but was not communicated to MNsure. IBM sent specialist to fix the problems but as at January 2014, the problem with the systen is still on-going. Scale of failure: A cost of about $150 million was invested into this project to help Minnesotans accessed the affordable healthcare plan but this could not happen due to the poor and ineffective project management. Reasons for failure: The reason for the failure may be due to lack of effective communication between all stakeholders, lack of proper planning, inadequate requirement elicitation processes and buying an off-the-shelf IT system that has not been well tested.Conclusion (Lessons learned & recommendation): Some of the lessons learned for the State of Minnesota will be to re-evaluate what went wrong, what did not work and learn from mistakes made. The state will also need to re-examine the project strategy and appreciate the complexities of integrating a new system with existing systems without under-estimating the risks. References •• This was certainly a good choice of project and you have provided a good outline of what happened to the project. The main sections on problems are well understood and described.I feel you touch well on the scale of the project failure. The weakness is perhaps in considering the solutions to the problems and your conclusions. The report seems to stop too soon.The problems in this example seem more clearly resolvable than in other projects.The structured of the report is excellent but you need to cite the references properly included when they are accessed.12/15


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