ITC 4760 Course Reflection

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After enrolling for the ITC 4760 course “Information Technology and Implementation I”, I went on to reading the course description and objectives. The moment I studied and reflected on the course outlines, I was thrilled. I remembered what I used to think about when I was part of project delivery team in my work place. I used to think for a guiding principle or framework that should govern the way IT projects are being delivered. The course did really introduced me to the project management framework and processes. It also introduced the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification that is administered by the Project management Institute – a non-government organization.
No wonder why majority of projects fail. I realized that for a project
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I understood that management goals and objectives set the tone of projects. Thus, I defined project goals and objectives from management point of view. I tried to find and document all possible constraints and assumptions relating to the project. From that instance, I figured out and as well documented how the project will be monitored and controlled and how progress and performance reporting will be communicated.
During the IT project management plan development process, all the project scope of work is defined and denoted in a work breakdown structure format. I realized the importance of the work breakdown structure (WBS) as it contains the work and only the work needed to be done to deliver the project.
As mentioned by Schwalbe, (2011) that “the project manager starts with the project charter and develops a project scope statement and WBS” (p. 215). The WBS will then be decompose further to define the set of activities required to deliver each work package. The WBS was, in fact, a major skillset I acquired during my study of ITC4760. I immediately applied the same concept on our project and was able to create a WBS that decomposed to produce work

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