express your own perspective on the exam topics supported with examples, illustrations, commentaries, etc. – in other words, demonstrate integrative knowledge.

ITEC 640 Final Exam

 

Due on the last day of class

A few comments about the questions and your responses – this is a graduate level course. These questions are intended to provoke in-depth thinking about Project Management. As a graduate degree candidate, you should expand on the material that you researched through the course in addressing the discussions and assignments. Based on that knowledge, you should express your own perspective on the exam topics supported with examples, illustrations, commentaries, etc. – in other words, demonstrate integrative knowledge.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

As a general rule of thumb, I expect to see, on average, at least 600-700 words for each answer (a minimum of about a page, single spaced or two pages, double spaced (not including references). In your responses use appropriate and properly cited references.

Respond to the following question:

 

1. As a project manager, choosing the appropriate project-oriented development process is an important decision. What criteria should you consider when making this decision – specifically when deciding between applying the waterfall and agile methodologies. This should include examples of products and/or case studies using material found in textbooks and/or other public sources. Be sure to cite all sources used and appropriately cite direct quotes.

 

2. Social software are relatively new but widely known sources of information that can provide new opportunities for managing projects that may not be covered in published textbooks. What are some challenges or issues that should be considered before a project team implements a blog or a wiki? Research appropriate examples existing on the Web and refer to them to illustrate your analysis of the potential of these sources of Project Management knowledge.

 

3. Offshoring continues to be a controversial business topic, especially with the economic downturns and local resistance to the globalization of business (e.g., protests against the World Trade Organization, union calls for protection of jobs, political positions, etc.). Using open sources of information, find and research three relevant issues and sources of information on offshoring. Cite your sources and articulate your interpretation of the issues identified as they impact Project Management practices.

4. Describe an ethical dilemma that a project team member might face while being part of an IT project. Discuss how the project manager could aid in avoiding or resolving such a dilemma. Discuss where this dilemma falls within PMI codes. What are the potential effects on the project should the situation goes unresolved?

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the following: This response to the examination is my own work. If I used data, ideas, words, diagrams, pictures, or other information from any source, I have cited the sources fully and completely in footnotes and bibliography entries. This includes sources that I have quoted or paraphrased. In adding my name following the word ‘Signature’, I intend that this certification will have the same authority and authenticity as a document executed with my hand-written signature. Please submit this form as a separate file.

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