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BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development Unit 17– Project Planning with IT Assignment title Understanding how projects are managed – assignment 1 Assessment start date Deadline date Extended date Submitted on w/c 29-9-2014 w/c 24-11-2014 In this assessment you will have opportunities to provide evidence against the following criteria. Criteria reference To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that you are able to: Task no. P1 Illustrate typical phases of a project lifecycle 2 P2 Explain the resources available to support the project manager 3 P3 Discuss issues affecting project 3 M1 Explain why projects can fail 1 Learner declaration I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own. Any sources I have used, such as text books, journals and internet sources are fully acknowledged. I understand that grades are finalised after marking and verification. Learner signature: Date:
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Understand how projects are managed
It is common to read about projects that over-run their deadline dates, cost more than the estimated cost or do not meet the needs of the clients or users. These problems often arise because of poor management. To successfully run a project and develop a product, system or service, requires a complex integration of skills from across a wide field of expertise. The expertise required extends beyond the skills necessary to develop the product or service itself. It involves an understanding of the needs of the business and of such things as the associated systems and procedures and job functions that need to be taken into account to ensure a successful project. Burnley Computer Solutions are an expanding IT Company, who has been trading successfully for 4 years. The Director has asked you to look into different projects and write several different reports explaining...
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