BUS 611 Project Planning and Management
Dolores E. Ross
August 27, 2012
Project Plans in the New World
The article reviewed Rosenwinkel opinion on project management and the project planning. In the article he stated that project planning could be a waste of time, money and manpower. It has been implemented. (Rosenwinkel, 1995) It is clear we have a different opinion about project planning. In my experience project planning was essential to keeping the project on track and the team focuses. The plan has so many benefits that I can see limited projects that a plan may not be necessary. The projects that are small and have limited people working on it and the ...view middle of the document...
This particular project it was difficult to stay within the time constraints because of unforeseen problem with various technologies. Another problem we had was that this was something brand new that has not been accomplished before; so there were several road block. Another problem I saw with this particular project was that there was change at the sponsor level. The sponsor were changing and with change sometime expectation change. We had a little free range on certain aspects of the project, but with the change in the sponsor it appears there were a requirement for control and more meetings. With these things that interfered with progress of the project; I could not image not having a project plan. The complexity of this particular project it is essential that project management, project planning to the implementation of the project. In the article the authors definitely criticizes the manager who are in favor or implemented a project plan and management. The project I talked about we were able to complete the project within the tight time constraints, but it would have been impossible without planning and management.
Another variable is people to a project: The number of people, the expertise, the experience level, and the various skill sets that are required for the project. The particular project that I was working it required computer specialist, researchers, medical doctors, administrative support and various other professional. This was a big project it was at least thirty people on this particular project. The expertise of the individuals on the project was vast. The project manager had some experience...