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    Assignment ID: FG133135397

    Project Management Essentials

    Assessment Brief

    For this assignment you have to build a Project Management Consultancy Report based on the Smart City OS case study.

    THE SMART CITY OS CASE STUDY
    Hull’s journey to becoming a programmable city

    In the role of a Project Consultant you are required to develop a project report for the Smart City OS project by leveraging the techniques and concepts you have covered in the module.
    The report has to include the following tasks:

    • Task 1 – The Project Manager
    Critically discuss what skills the project manager of the Smart City OS project needs to develop to be effective and reflect on possible actions the project manager of the Smart City OS project should take to develop those skills. Support your arguments with academic literature and references to other similar real projects.

    • Task 2 – Problem Solving & Decision Making
    Identify relevant stakeholders and create a stakeholder influence map for the Smart City OS project and discuss why these are the most critical stakeholders emerging from your analysis. Afterwards, by leveraging the academic literature and similar real projects, critically discuss how you engage the stakeholders you have identified with the Smart City OS project.

    • Task 3 – The Project Triangle
    Critically discuss the importance of the various project triangle parameters that will need to be managed by the Smart City OS project manager over the course of the project, and how they may inter-relate to each other. Discuss the impact of possible changes to this project. Support your arguments with academic literature and references to other similar real projects.

    • Task 4 – Managing Finances
    Provide advice to the project manager on what resources may be required for this project and what could be an effective cost estimation technique for the Smart City OS project and explain why. Support your arguments with academic literature and references to other similar real projects.

    • Task 5 – Risk Management within the Project
    Develop a risk analysis by constructing a risk register for the Smart City OS project. You should identify at least ten risks that the Smart City OS project should be aware of by using the appropriate categories (e.g., environmental, operational, financial, strategic, reputational, compliance, etc…). For this analysis, an appropriate risk register format should be used.

    • Task 6 – Conflicts and Negotiation
    Identify at least six conflicts that may arise when running the Smart City OS project and their sources. Once you have identified those potential conflicts, critically discuss which actions can be taken by the project manager to resolve them and suggest appropriate conflict management and/or negotiation strategies to address these. Support your arguments with academic literature and references to other similar real projects.

    • Task 7 – Teamwork
    Critically discuss what the project manager can do to build a highly successful team for the Smart City OS project. In particular focus on the importance of how a diverse team can increase project performance., Critically reflect on what actions the project manager can take to build a diverse team for the Smart City OS project, and what are some of the challenges of working in diverse teams.

    • Presentation and Structure

    • Assessment Self-Evaluation
    You must self-evaluate each single task of your report by using the rubric provided in the marking guide and attach it to your report. The template for this can be found in the marking guide section

    Attachment:- Project Management Essentials.rar

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