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  • ESSOTOLOME BODJO China Welcome to the world of Mira, Muse of the Spheres and Musicale Musak where you will find out the answers to these questions and enter the high-flying world of information processing and management.
    2014-12-13 16:12:51

  • Tamilselvi S India Project manager is responsible for complete accountability of the given project. each phase of the progress, project manager has to very careful in monitoring, addressing, reviewing , answering, solving and reporting the issues. hence project manager has to have thorough knowledge on the given project in order to execute the same with in the given timelines, of course there is a possibility of delay, thats why designing itself one has to be very careful to give perfect line of project
    2014-12-06 06:12:07

  • Yonas Hailu Ethiopia A project manager, you will be held accountable for the overall success or failure of a project, even if the reasons for the project failure were out of your control. As such, PMs must ensure they have the authority to see the project through. There are three key elements that form the backbone for achieving any success in project management. They are: Authority: The legitimate power given to a person in an organization to use resources to reach an objective and to exercise discipline. Accountability: Being answerable to one's superior in an organization for the exercise of one's authority and the performance of one's duties. Responsibility: The duties, assignments, and accountability for results associated with a designated position in the organization.
    2014-12-05 09:12:30

  • lordford Oteng-Bonsu Ghana Project managers ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, that the project's objectives are met and that everyone else is doing their job properly. Projects are usually separate to usual day-today business activities and require a group of people to work together to achieve a set of specific objectives. Project managers oversee the project to ensure the desired result is achieved, the most efficient resources are used and the different interests involved are satisfied. Typical responsibilities include: 1.agreeing project objectives 2.representing the client's or organisation's interests 3.providing advice on the management of projects 4.organising the various professional people working on a project 5.carrying out risk assessment 6.making sure that all the aims of the project are met 7.making sure the quality standards are met 8.using IT systems to keep track of people and progress 9.recruiting specialists and sub-contractors 10.monitoring sub-contractors to ensure guidelines are maintained 11.overseeing the accounting, costing and billing Depending on the project, responsibilities can cover all aspects of a project from the beginning stages through to completion. Project managers typically lead by example, so expect to be working at least the same hours as your staff. Wages for this role can be lucrative.
    2014-11-30 17:11:04

  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia Project Manager Duties - Planning project management concept identify project stakeholders determine stakeholders needs and expectations prioritize demands establish clear set of project goals sequence activities to meet delivery dates produce detailed project schedule determine type, quantity and quality of resources required allocate resources and establish resource schedule determine budget and create financial plan define quality expectations and targets identify techniques for quality control and develop quality plan map risks, identify contingency actions and develop risk plan clarify completion criteria for each deliverable and develop acceptance plan develop communication strategy with stakeholders and establish communication plan identify external supplies required and develop procurement plan assemble project team Project Manager Skills for Planning Phase long term vision goal setting attention to detail scope, time, quality, resource, risk and cost management skills interactive communication skills expectation management persuasive techniques Project Execution implement project plans to build deliverables monitor and control project deliverables manage timelines manage costs identify and manage risks assure and control quality suggest and implement modifications to project scope, deliverables, timelines and resources track and monitor procurement prepare and present project status reports to stakeholders support and direct project team Project Manager Skills for Execution Phase organizational effectiveness team building performance management motivation skills conflict resolution diversity appreciation staff development problem solving adaptability change management consultative skills sense of urgency judgment decision making customer relations management negotiation skills Project Closure ensure project completion criteria have been met obtain stakeholder approval for final deliverables present final project report handover project documentation release project resources conduct project review evaluate performance against defined project goals Project Manager Skills for Closure Phase presentation skills data management evaluation skills Use the list of project manager duties to determine the accountabilities associated with your specific project management job. For a sample project manager job description go here. Proven project manager resume for you to adapt for your own use. Include a cover letter with your resume. This sample project manager cover letter is a good starting point. Preparing for a job interview? These project management interview questions with answer help will ensure you are ready with excellent interview answers. The project manager interview guide sets out all you need to know for a successful job interview. Useful project manager job resources include these manager job descriptions and list of management skills.
    2014-11-28 06:11:28

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya project management designed to help you practice the allocation of resources in project management and identify the effects of resource allocation on achieving specific goals.
    2014-11-19 12:11:49

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya case study is designed to help you practice the allocation of resources in project management and identify the effects of resource allocation on achieving specific goals.
    2014-11-16 06:11:43

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya case study is designed to help you practice the allocation of resources in project management and identify the effects of resource allocation on achieving specific goals.
    2014-11-16 06:11:44

  • Janvier Nyandamu Rwanda done
    2014-11-12 14:11:05

  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana The ability to allocate resources to achieve a goal is the hallmark of project management. This case study is designed to help you practice the allocation of resources in project management and identify the effects of resource allocation on achieving specific goals. Read through and complete this case study, and examine the final outcome to understand the potential problems and pitfalls that can occur in projects. Through these types of exercises and personal experience you will build an experience base of skills that will help you better manage your own research laboratory. Statement of Work: Background. You are an Assistant Professor at Enormous State University (ESU) and perform research on Yersinia pestis (plague) and pulmonary cell interactions. Recently you have found a very interesting proton pump in Y. pestis that when blocked by a drug inhibitor in vitro, kills the bacteria but not human cells in culture (you have a paper submitted on this work). You have been wondering if this drug could be an antidote for a plague infection? The NIH has just released an RFA for “Saving our soldiers from dangerous pathogens” that is due in 13 weeks. This grant could fully fund your lab for five years. Your goal is to prepare yourself for a successful RFA proposal. Case study: You need to define the scope of the work you would like to achieve to reach your goal. Yet you are constrained by the available research funds and can only choose two of the following for your scope of work. Scope of work  1) Propose a clinical trial for the existing drug inhibitor to demonstrate its efficacy in stopping Y. pestis.  2) Create additional candidate drugs with similar structure to your inhibitor that have high potential to kill Y. pestis.  3) Make an antibody to pump that will help in pump characterization.  4) Identify gene homologs and physiologic pathways of current pump identified.  5) Define role of immune system and its potential to improve cell killing with respect to pump inhibition. Choices: Scope of Work ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Allocation of resources: Assignment of Personnel: You have sufficient personnel in your laboratory to attempt the scope of work. Allocate your personnel according to the following rules:  Choose only two scope projects.  You must do the ongoing lab work.  Each person can only do one scope project/ongoing lab work.  You need at least one person per scope project.  You can have up to two people per project.  You must have people covering the ongoing lab work (one for each column). Different personnel have different research strengths and can or cannot function in different projects. Their abilities are listed in the following table. You can consider a degree of redundancy in the work assignments that you may want in case of personnel loss or turnover.        Name Person Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Scope 4 Scope 5 Ongoing Lab Work 1 Ongoing Lab Work 2 Rudy Physician-scientist Best  Poor  Adequate  Best  Poor  Poor  Poor  Chia-Ling Graduate student Poor  Best  Adequate  Poor  Poor  Adequate  Best  Suzanne Post-doc Poor  Poor  Best  Poor  Adequate  Adequate  Best  Hortence Post-doc Best  Adequate  Poor  Best  Adequate  Best  Adequate  Pradip Post-doc Adequate  Best  Adequate  Poor  Best  Best  Adequate  Things Happen! In the course of all events it is certain that things will go wrong. While you are working on your projects the following things have happened in the laboratory. These will affect your work, and the ability to complete your goal.  Rudy quits the laboratory to join a private practice medicine group. If you want to continue Scope 1 you need to place another person on the project (if you do not already have another person covering the project).  Bob’s Brain Foundation, the group funding your brain tumor research, decides to perform a review of your program. To keep funding you need to show significant progress. You need your “best” people doing the ongoing lab work. Modify your available resources to best accomplish you goals. You may also change your scope projects, just realize it is a “bit late in the game” to be changing scope projects.        Name Person Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Scope 4 Scope 5 Ongoing Lab Work 1 Ongoing Lab Work 2 Chia-Ling Graduate student Poor  Best  Adequate  Poor  Poor  Adequate  Best  Suzanne Post-doc Poor  Poor  Best  Poor  Adequate  Adequate  Best  Hortence Post-doc Best  Adequate  Poor  Best  Adequate  Best  Adequate  Pradip Post-doc Adequate  Best  Adequate  Poor  Best  Best  Adequate  More Things Happen! Ongoing events affect your final productivity.  Hortence is sick and cannot complete her assigned tasks her productivity goes from “Best” to “Adequate”, or from “Adequate” to “Poor” depending on the task she has been assigned. DO NOT make any additional changes to the table. Copy your previous results onto the new table and calculate your point score. Final productivity        Name Person Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Scope 4 Scope 5 Ongoing Lab Work 1 Ongoing Lab Work 2 Chia-Ling Graduate student Poor  1 Point Best  3 Points Adequate  2 Points Poor  1 Point Poor  1 Point Adequate  2 Points Best  3 Points Suzanne Post-doc Poor  1 Point Poor  1 Point Best  3 Points Poor  1 Point Adequate  2 Points Adequate  2 Points Best  3 Points Hortence (sick) Post-doc Adequate  2 Points Poor  1 Point Poor  1 Point Adequate  2 Points Poor  1 Point Adequate  2 Points Poor  1 Point Pradip Post-doc Adequate  2 Points Best  3 Points Adequate  2 Points Poor  1 Point Best  3 Points Best  3 Points Adequate  2 Points Examine the table above. Using the columns, copy the check boxes of the scope projects and personnel you used from the previous table. Record the points you received for each project at the bottom. If you chose a project and at least one of the personnel you placed on the project had a “Best” score it as 3 points. If the personnel had “Adequate” score it as 2 points. Add up your points and place the sum in the “TOTAL POINTS” Box. If the personnel had “Poor” score it as 1 point. If you switched any projects between table one and table 2 (i.e. after the misfortune) subtract 2 points from your total. TOTAL POINTS SUBTRACT 2 POINTS IF YOU CHANGES SCOPES FINAL POINTS Final Point scoring: FINAL POINTS OUTCOME 10-12 Excellent- Kept current lab funding and added new grant 8-9 Good-Kept current lab funding 0-7 Poor – Too high risk, lost all lab funding The goal of this case study is not to win, but to see how ongoing events can affect your laboratory, and how project management can help you control your resources for your benefit. Key things to consider as you analyze your projects.  After the initial things went wrong, how did you reallocate your resources?  How much risk were you willing to take? If you lost a scope project, did you refocus on protecting the current lab funding? Were you willing to risk your current lab funding to get more funding?  What would you do differently next time?
    2014-11-08 23:11:17

    • Antonio Mendoza Qatar Planning, identifying risk, setting controls, monitor and review helps the Project manager to be effective.
      2014-11-09 12:11:15
  • George Ugim Nigeria Using information processing and management techniques within a company is more or less an unavoidable skills to apply as a good Project manager.
    2014-11-05 19:11:48

  • Nothando Gumpo United Kingdom Project management skills are transferable to any field however being a project manager means being able to word hard and most times, under pressure to meet set goals.
    2014-11-05 00:11:15

  • Assel Satpayeva Kazakhstan To take a complex problem and to break it down into smaller, manageable components. They are highly organised and usually quite logical in their outlook to problems. You will find that most Project Managers have a ‘can do’ approach; they understand that all problems have solutions.
    2014-10-29 07:10:47

  • Ralph Webster South Africa Once the system has been commissioned, we enter the final phase of the System Development Life Cycle. This is the use/evaluation phase. Computer based information systems should be built for a purpose, not just because we can. Consequently in the analysis and design phases we set goals that the system was to achieve. In this phase we evaluate how well those goals have been met and how the system can be further improved. There are a number of areas that are evaluated in this phase.
    2014-10-20 08:10:08

  • Linda Manzano United States of America More hours of work, better salary, experience and knowledge a different level.
    2014-10-10 02:10:37

  • George Fragos Greece more responsibility...more quality...higher salary.
    2014-10-08 06:10:40

  • Ossai Ifeakachukwu Nigeria I will be heading the project,draft out a documents and coordinating the duties with the others and report to the top management. Do my responsibilities of making sure all activities are finished in sequence , in time , comes within budget, meets it's goals and be a good leader and communicator, motivator and give information needed to do the jo
    2014-10-04 07:10:09

  • Segedin Dragan United Arab Emirates Job of Project Manager shouldn't be treated just as a job as working under pressure and remaining productive under pressure are for skilled people with experience. Not all PMs stay long on this position. And payments are not far from "ordinary" employees but responsibility is very big. Too many PMs just burned as were not ready to accept reality inside of environment (mostly one single company)
    2014-09-28 09:09:56

  • Khathi Bongiwe South Africa I will be heading the project and coordinating the duties with the others and report to the top management. Do my responsibilities of making sure all activities are finished in sequence , in time , comes within budget, meets it's goals and be a good leader and communicator, motivator and give information needed to do the job
    2014-09-25 17:09:02

  • Nicole Abrams United States of America My life would be better fianiacally. I would be helping a company to function properly.
    2014-09-13 14:09:59

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