Project Manager Skill Paper

For this assignment, you are to evaluate the challenges of use of project management tools within a particular project-based organization. You will create an outline of an integrated project plan to submit as an Appendix at the end of your paper.

Refer to “Teradyne Corporation: The Jaguar Project” case in the study materials for this topic.

In a 2,000-2,250-word paper, analyze the case from a project management perspective by responding to the following questions below. Be sure to formulate your responses based the project management concepts you have learned from experience and on the content thus far in the course:

  1. Provide a brief introduction (short paragraph) outlining your paper. Do not summarize the case.
  2. Prior to implementation of the new strategy and structure at Teradyne, what specific product development challenges existed?
  3. Referring to the issues facing the software development team (see third paragraph from the bottom on page 9 on the case), how would you as a project manager address the situation?
  4. Create an integrated project plan outline as an appendix to your paper. Address ideas that would have prevented the situation in the case.
  5. Referring to “Reflections on the Project,” provide three key challenges moving forward for the organization and how you, as project manager, would attempt to address them.
  6. Provide a brief conclusion (short paragraph) summarizing your paper.
  7. Provide a references list and cite each reference at least once in your paper. Provide at least six citations, excluding the citations listed in this assignment (no Wikipedia citations allowed).

Ensure that your last name is in the file name and submit your completed Word file by the end of this week.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

MBA Project Management

5.1: Create project plans using appropriate project management techniques.

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