- You will select a real-world project and discuss its characteristics (unique product/service/outcome, temporary endeavor), triple constraint elements (scope, schedule, budget) as well as other constraints (quality, resources, risk).
You should search on Google for your project selection. It can be an active (ongoing) project or a past project. It doesn’t need to be an information systems project.
You can also share the project you want to work on with your instructor by email, and he can give you quick feedback to determine if the information provided about the project is enough to fulfill the assignment requirements.
Have a paragraph to summarize the project. Then, continue with the characteristics. Then consider triple constraints which represent scope, schedule, and budget. You can also consider other constraints such as quality, resources, and risks.
- Why is it a unique project? What kind of benefits will it provide to people, businesses, government, or communities? How will it lead to a change in the long term? How does it solve the problems or exploit an opportunity?
- How is it temporary? When did it start and finish? Or will finish. The team is also temporary. Who are on the team? Is it a cross-functional team?
- Scope – How are activities conducted to achieve the objectives? What are objectives and deliverables (tangible and/or intangible)? Are there assumptions and constraints regarding the project? Who are the stakeholders?
- Schedule – Start and end date. Are there milestones?
- Budget – Total amount of money allocated to the project
- You can also evaluate other constraints such as resources, quality, and risks.
- If you cannot find some of the characteristics or constraints, you should tell that they are not available. If there is something that you can critique, you can do it.
- You can also consider the results below if projects have failures or problems:
- Missed deadlines,
- Cost overruns,
- Poor quality,
- Uncontrolled expansion of the project,
- Loss of reputation for the organization,
- Unsatisfied stakeholders,
- Failure in achieving the objectives for which the project was undertaken.
- Please read the sample paper that I shared on Blackboard.
This assignment must be typed (12 pt. Times New Roman font), double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5″ by 11″) with 1″ margins on all sides, and a minimum of 2 (two) full pages in length excluding the title page and the references. You should provide the reference of the project. You should document your references using the APA guidelines provided in the following link. Just writing the website link is not enough. It is very important. If you fail to provide APA-formatted references, you will have a 25 point deduction.
You will work on this assignment on an individual basis (not in groups or teams). Individuals should neither seek nor receive help from friends and family in completing any of these assignments.
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This assignment is due on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
For years Las Vegas has wanted to be part of the professional sports world. Professional sports bring jobs, money, publicity and one more entertainment opportunity to the city. They found their opportunity by bringing the NFL team, the Raiders, to Vegas. Allegiant Stadium was built to host NFL and UNLV Football games, as well as concerts and various special events. The plan for the new stadium was 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium, “a translucent roof, a natural grass field and sliding doors that can open to view the Strip” (“Cost of Raiders”, 2019). The planned completion date was set as the start of the 2020 NFL season. The stadium was also set to “to create 6,000 permanent jobs” (Akers, 2020). The stadium project had a budget of almost $2 billion which consisted of $750 million from a Clark County room tax and $1.2 billion from the NFL and Bank of America (Akers, 2020). The biggest milestone for the project included having the stadium open to the public by July 31, 2020, which workers were able to successfully complete. The final completion date for the stadium is November 30, 2020 (Akers, 2020). One of the biggest risks for this project was not having the stadium complete in time for the 2020 season. Unfortunately, this didn’t ultimately make too big of difference since COVID-19 will probably close all games and events to the public for the foreseeable future. The Allegiant Stadium is a good example of a project because it is a unique task. This stadium was built once and is completely different than every other stadium that has been built. The stadium project has a definite start and end point. The iron triangle of scope, budget and time, played a large role in getting this project completed. It was essential that the three stay in balance in order for the project to be successful. It was important that the scope of the stadium be set before building began. The developers needed to figure out what to include in the stadium. Adding extras after construction began would only add additional time and money. The budget for this project included private as well as public fund which meant that there were a lot of people to answer to if the plan went over budget. Finally the timeline of the project was a key element in making the project a success. When ground breaking took place in November 2017, the timeline was set to have the stadium ready for the 2020 NFL season. This project has many interdependencies, but the biggest one was partnering with the NFL. Without the collaboration with NFL and the Raiders owner, Mark Davis, this project would not have worked out. All parties had vested interested in completing the stadium project. This project was also impacted by the availability to find building resources and labor. This project was a great example of how all parts of the iron triangle (triple constraint) need to work together in order to complete a project. This stadium was successfully built ontime, within budget and scope. The main problems with the stadium build were outside forces which included not being able to procure enough steel in 2019 as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The steel issue is one problem that could have been avoided with better management and planning. The breakout of COVID-19 could not have been planned for; it was just extremely unlucky that they planned to open in 2020 instead of 2019 or 2021. Work Cited: Akers, M. (2020, July 31). After 993 days of work, Allegiant Stadium is (mostly) done. Las Vegas Review-Journal. https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/after-993-daysof-work-allegiant-stadium-is-mostly-done-2085151/ Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion. (2019, July 19). USA TODAY. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/07/19/cost-of-raiders-stadiumin-las-vegas-rises-to-19-billion/39705557/No Fields Found.