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A project plan is a document created at the beginning of the project lifecycle that gives stakeholders and everyone else involved in a project a clear idea of what a project will entail in terms of effort, time, cost, and anticipated results. One of the things that must be identified before the project plan can be created is the methodology, or approach, the project manager plans to use to manage the project. Choosing a methodology is important because a methodology provides the framework—that is, an overall process and suggested documents and deliverables—that will guide project development from beginning to end. Some project methodologies are more appropriate for some types of projects than for others. For this assignment, you will: Choose a project methodology for two different projects based on project requirements, and explain why you chose each methodology for each project.Brainstorm your own project and create a draft simplified project plan for that project. You must indicate in your simplified project plan whether you intend to apply the Agile or waterfall methodology. You may create your simplified project plan using Microsoft® Excel® or, if you choose, another software application such as Microsoft® Project®.To complete this assignment: Read Agile Project Management and the PMBOK® Guide. Answer the Methodology Selection and Rationale questions. Brainstorm a project you would like to explore in this course. You may choose a project from your work experience, from a description of a project in your textbook or in an online reading, or a project that is brand new but that you think would improve a business process at work, at home, or at school. Read the two linked examples of project plans implemented as Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets, Example Plan A and Example Plan B. You will be using these as guides in creating your own draft project plan. Notice especially the differences between these two examples in terms of length (overall and task length), structure of the work breakdown (iterative vs. non-iterative), and methodology. Research additional project plan examples online. Create a simplified project plan for your own brainstormed project that resembles the two linked examples. Save your simplified project plan as a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet document. Submit both your completed Methodology Selection and Rationale questions and your project plan draft (Microsoft® Excel® document).
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Mobile app plan
Project set-up
Define project processes
Set up working environment
Determine initial sprint velocity
Project setup complete
Sprint 1 UI
Sprint 1 plan
Select sprint 1 user stories
Assign user stories
Sprint 1 plan complete
User Interface
Design User Interface
Build User Interface
Test User Interface
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Correct Issues From UAT UI
Sprint 2 reports
Sprint 2 plan
Select sprint 2 user stories
Assign user stories
Sprint 1.1 plan complete
Client Specified Reports
Design Reports
Build Reports
Test Reports
UAT of Reports
Correct Issues From UAT of Reports
Sprint 3 Platform
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Assign user stories
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Cross Platform Support
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Plan for upgrade to Project Server 2016
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Prepare your environment for upgrade
Deploy your Project Server 2016 destination environment
Prepare your Windows PowerShell environment
Disable backward compatibility mode in your Project Server 2010 environment
Check your Project Server 2010 data for issues that can cause the upgrade to fail
Create backup copies of your Project Server 2010 farm databases
Restore your Project Server 2010 farm databases for upgrade
Upgrade your databases and Project Web App site collections
SharePoint upgrade
Check the SharePoint content database for errors that can cause upgrade to fail
Attach and upgrade the SharePoint content database
Add your account as a secondary owner of the Project Web App site collection that you want to upgrade
Migrate users who are using Windows Classic authentication mode to claims based authentication (optional)
Check your Project Web App site collection for issues that can cause upgrade of the site to fail
Upgrade the Project Web App site from SharePoint 2010 mode
Project Server upgrade
Consolidate your Project Server 2010 databases to a Project Services database
Attach the Project Services database to the web application
Check your Project Services database for errors that can cause upgrade to fail
Upgrade the Project Services database
Mount the Project Web App instance
Check the Project Web App instance for issues that can cause upgrade to fail
Upgrade the Project Web App instance
Enable Project Web App features
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Review system requirements for upgrade
Review system requirements for upgrade
Plan for clients
Gather information about your Project Server 2010 environment
Gather information about your Project Server 2010 environment
Plan to upgrade customizations
Deploy your Project Server 2016 destination environment
Prepare your Windows PowerShell environment
Disable backward compatibility mode in your Project Server 2010 environment
Check your Project Server 2010 data for issues that can cause the upgrade to fail
Create backup copies of your Project Server 2010 farm databases
Restore your Project Server 2010 farm databases for upgrade
Check the SharePoint content database for errors that can cause upgrade to fail
Attach and upgrade the SharePoint content database
Add your account as a secondary owner of the Project Web App site collection that you want to upgrade
Migrate users who are using Windows Classic authentication mode to claims based authentication (optional)
Check your Project Web App site collection for issues that can cause upgrade of the site to fail
Upgrade the Project Web App site from SharePoint 2010 mode
Consolidate your Project Server 2010 databases to a Project Services database
Attach the Project Services database to the web application
Check your Project Services database for errors that can cause upgrade to fail
Upgrade the Project Services database
Mount the Project Web App instance
Check the Project Web App instance for issues that can cause upgrade to fail
Upgrade the Project Web App instance
Enable Project Web App features
Test Sharepoint Server
Test Sharepoint Server
Test Project Server
Test Project Server
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CMGT/410 v19
Project Methodology Selection and Rationale
Questions
1. Which methodology, Agile or waterfall, do you think is most appropriate for a project
characterized by innovation, loosely defined requirements, and high risk? Why? Be sure to cite at
least two sources to support your rationale.
2. Which methodology, Agile or waterfall, do you think is most appropriate for a project
characterized by comprehensively defined requirements and low risk? Why? Be sure to cite at
least two sources to support your rationale.
3. For the project you chose as a good fit for Agile, describe the following roles: project manager,
project sponsor, business analyst, and scrum master.
4. For the project you chose as a good fit for waterfall, describe the following roles: project manager,
project sponsor, business analyst, and program manager.
5. Define project, project life cycle, and software development life cycle. How does a project’s
software development life cycle differ from the project life cycle?
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