Advise to a First Time Project Manager on a Software Application

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Advise to a first Time Project Manager on a Software Application What would be your advice to a young project manager on her first software application package project on the following points? Organising people and resources

Covering all aspects of the project scope statement
Communicating effectively with team members

The summary of my advice to Julianne will be that a successful project manager must at all times focus on successful execution of the project work scope and ensure that the project deliveries meet all the specified requirements. To achieve these objectives, the Project manager should pay close attention to three critical elements, name: •Organizing people and resources

Covering all aspects of the project scope statement
Communicating effectively with team members
Organizing People and Resources
The project manager is the project leader, this makes him responsible for assembling the project team. It is important that he determines the required skill set for the project, and the right combination of personalities required to for a coherent team. A PM must be able to motivate his team and provide inspiration to ensure optimal performance from individual team members. He should be quick to spot suboptimal delivery from team members and adequately challenge the team to for better performance. Having determined the skills required for conducting the tasks on his project, the project manager need to assign tasks to team members. Some team members will need to be assigned full time for the duration of the project while others will be resourced at a specific stage of project execution and be released back to the functional organization when their task is completed. According to Andersen (n.d), the project manager can enhance clarity of responsibilities by creating a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM). He each task is mapped against a resource person. This can even be made more information by the use of a RACI matrix which...
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