Feeling stuck?

Ask us to find you a qualified specialist in your field

Discuss the elements of Project Management

This case illustrates a common problem in software and IT development, where programmers and IT staff are anxious to lock in specifications as early as possible so they can “get to work” without having to worry about invasive or disruptive input from the end users.  Unfortunately, what typically happens is that the finished product is not what the users needed or thought they needed and a long list of fixes and modifications are needed to make it work correctly.  This case is based on a true story in a hospital IT department that routinely struggled with these sorts of user conflicts until they sifted to an Agile methodology.

Questions

1. Why does the classic waterfall project planning model fail in this situation?  What is it about the IT department’s processes that leads to their finished systems being rejected constantly?

2. How would an Agile methodology correct some of these problems?  What new development cycle would you propose?

3. Why are “user stories” and system “features” critical components of an effective IT software development process?

4. Using the terms “Scrum,” “Sprint,” and “User stories,” create an alternative development cycle for a hypothetical software development process at Northwest Regional Hospital.

Case Study 12.2: “First Come, First Served”: Resource Challenges for Sunrise Restoration

This case is intended to highlight the challenges in resource assignment, particularly in the common cases where project managers within the same firm are competing with each other for the use of scarce and valuable human resources to accomplish their tasks.  Without clear guidance from top management and a valid priority system, the ability to acquire resources is often the result of chaotic bargaining and negotiation among equals. This case is based on a real situation and the outcomes were very much in line with the way they are described in the case.  The business owner did not want to simply invest in more resources for fear that they would be underutilized.  He much preferred the system of negotiating among his project managers, even if that led to inefficient utilization of the resources that were available.  Students can be asked to take the side of the owner or Tyler to debate the options that Sunrise can use to manage its resources.

This case illustrates a common problem in software and IT development, where programmers and IT staff are anxious to lock in specifications as early as possible so they can “get to work” without having to worry about invasive or disruptive input from the end users.  Unfortunately, what typically happens is that the finished product is not what the users needed or thought they needed and a long list of fixes and modifications are needed to make it work correctly.  This case is based on a true story in a hospital IT department that routinely struggled with these sorts of user conflicts until they sifted to an Agile methodology.

Questions

1. Why does the classic waterfall project planning model fail in this situation?  What is it about the IT department’s processes that leads to their finished systems being rejected constantly?

2. How would an Agile methodology correct some of these problems?  What new development cycle would you propose?

3. Why are “user stories” and system “features” critical components of an effective IT software development process?

4. Using the terms “Scrum,” “Sprint,” and “User stories,” create an alternative development cycle for a hypothetical software development process at Northwest Regional Hospital.

Case Study 12.2: “First Come, First Served”: Resource Challenges for Sunrise Restoration

This case is intended to highlight the challenges in resource assignment, particularly in the common cases where project managers within the same firm are competing with each other for the use of scarce and valuable human resources to accomplish their tasks.  Without clear guidance from top management and a valid priority system, the ability to acquire resources is often the result of chaotic bargaining and negotiation among equals. This case is based on a real situation and the outcomes were very much in line with the way they are described in the case.  The business owner did not want to simply invest in more resources for fear that they would be underutilized.  He much preferred the system of negotiating among his project managers, even if that led to inefficient utilization of the resources that were available.  Students can be asked to take the side of the owner or Tyler to debate the options that Sunrise can use to manage its resources.

Get a Quick Quote

Approximately 250 words
Total price (USD) $: 10.99

Not yet sure about it?

See How it Works

Testimonials

WRITING HELP

Discover what people say about our previously completed projects.

James Wells

I’ve been using this website for over a year now. Quality work and on time. Thank you

Stacey Kent

I ordered my first paper and from the review, writer covered and discussed all the required elements well. Thank you

Kevion Fischer

Answered quickly, professional, and very communicative

Jane Clarke

Perfect essay, all questions answered. Fast delivery of paper.

Samson Phil

Writer 132 did a pretty good job, finished the assignment on time. Average sized paragraphs.

Jack Ribas

I got an A on my finals. I will use again. Thank you

Irvin Madison

Very communicative and understand your position

Frequently Asked Questions

Who writes my Essay?
We have qualified writers who are not only talented in writing papers but also have requisite knowledge in specific area of study. Further, our writers are mentored in writing & their work scrutinized for syntax error and plagiarism by our editing team
How long should I wait to get my paper?
We deliver your order within the deadline given. You will have an opportunity to evaluate the paper and request for revision
What if I am not satisfied with my paper?
Many reasons can result to this from writers missing some key points or information not provided in great detail. However, we always try to make revisions for any orders that have issues. Thus, if unsatisfied, you may request for a refund or credit for a free assignment to cover up
Is your payment secure?
Our payment is secure and you d not need to worry about your data when using our website.
Can I chat with writer?
Yes, our system allows you to message writer directly for clarification. However, we discourage sharing contact with writers since we are able to supervise every step they do on your order and make sure everything is fine

Benefits of Working with Our Writers

Z

Highly Qualified Writers

Our writers have knowledge even on complex disciplines

l

Specialization

Every writer writes a maximum of 3 special subjects such as, statistics, finance & economics

k

Top-Notch writing skills

Our writers are constantly mentored and reviewed for their skills. We hire the best writers who posses requisite knowledge and writing skills

Quality Control

Our writers have access to databases with recent research and publications for use. Further, we grad our writers access to grammar & plagiarism checks. Additionally, our editing team proofreads every paper before submission

Orders Completed

%

Client Payback

Active Writers

Editing Team

Advantages of our custom writing services

l

Custom papers written from scratch

All custom papers are prepared by qualified writers according to your instructions and, therefore, exclude any chance of plagiarism. We have a large staff of academic writers, including native speakers from the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Thus, Homeoftutors.com can quickly find the most suitable one for your specific order.

}

EXTRA FAST DELIVERY FOR URGENT ORDERS

The deadline is close and you still have no idea how to write your essay, research, or article review? With us, you can get a well-researched and professionally prepared paper overnight or even within 8 hours if you are pressed for time

i

No pre-written essays

We complete all assignments from scratch, which are not connected to any essay databases. This means we do not resell any paper. In addition, before sending your paper to you, we check it for plagiarism to make sure it has no copy-pasted parts.

b

QUALITY WRITING HELP IN ANY FORMAT

Have difficulties with citing sources? Our writers are an old hand at proper referencing and can easily cope with MLA / APA / Harvard / Chicago / Turabian or any other formatting style.

How it Works

1. Making an Order Tip and Tricks

  • Choose the type of assignment, topic, subject, length, and deadline for your paper.
  • Indicate the following order parameters: service, chosen writer level, number of cited sources, and citation style.
  • Add your document or provide instructions for paper in a specific form.
Image showing step 1 of making an order
Image showing how to make payment for your order

2. Tips and Tricks for Choosing the Right Writer

  • Log in using your email address or your Facebook account.
  • A list of suitable writers will be offered to you. Before making a selection, you can read testimonials or engage in a Live Chat with authors.
  • Check your balance and, if necessary, add funds to your account. Here you will also find exclusive bargains.
  • Put money into the account of the chosen writer.

3. Tips and Tricks for Supervising the Writing Process

  • Get the chance to keep track of the process and connect with your writer.
  • If required, include updated instructions.
  • Have a conversation with your author.
Image showing how to supervise writing process
Image showing how to download your completed results

4. Tips and Tricks to Enjoy the Results

  • You will receive the paper. You have the option of requesting modifications if they are required. Before giving it back to the writer, make a list of the adjustments that need to be made.
  • Accept the paper and send the money to the author.
  • Rate your writer, submit your request, then sit back and enjoy the results.

Feeling stuck?

Ask us to find you a qualified specialist in your field.