5.1 What are the principal benefits of developing a comprehensive project scope analysis?
5.2 What are the key characteristics of a work package?
5.3 Create a Work Breakdown Structure for a term paper project or another school-related project you are working on. What are the steps in the WBS? Can you identify any sub-steps for each step?
5.4 What are the benefits of developing a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) for a project?
5.5 Develop an argument for scope reporting mechanisms. At a minimum, what types of reports do you consider necessary for document control of a project? Why?
5.6 What is the chief purpose of configuration management? In your opinion, why has it become increasingly popular in recent years as a part of the project management process?
5.7 What is the logic behind developing a plan for project closeout prior to even beginning the project?
5.8 Sustainable project development has many features and can mean many things when beginning a project. If you were to identify three critical messages that explain what sustainable project management really means, what would they be?
5.9 Prepare a group project for the classroom. Use as your model one of the following:
a. Construction project
b. Software development project
c. Events management project (e.g., an awards banquet)
d. New product development project
Develop a Statement of Work (SOW) for the project, using the format of (1) background, (2) task, (3) objectives, (4) approach, and (5) input source.
Next, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the project. What are the key steps, including work packages, tasks, and any related subtasks for the project?
5.10 Using the project you identified in Problem 1, create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) for it, identifying at least six fictitious project team members.
5.11 Research a real project through library resources or the Internet and develop a brief scope statement for the project, a general WBS, and any other information pertaining to the scope management for that project.