Pick Your Project semester-long Assignment
How do I choose a project?
How to get started
- Review the examples above carefully and consider any your own project ideas that you could potentially carry out in real life. Consider if you could work on this project for the rest of the semester.
If you choose a provided draft project, you may change any details about the project as you would like. Make it your own!
When you have decided, first take the Develop my Scope Statement questionnaire to help you start to brainstorm your scope statement. After completing, you will be able to see the answers to your questions.
- Your Instructor will provide feedback on your submissions to help guide your project scope. You will use this information for next week’s Scope Statement draft.
What if I want to change my mind?
Some clarifications on the questions to consider:
What (short description of the outcome),
When (project deadline with date),
for Who (customer)
How Much Will it Cost (budget).
You should write it in paragraph form as described in chapter 4.
What will your project provide? You should have a least five deliverables listed here. This is a list of items that will be produced during the project. This list can include thoughts as well. The list should show movement through the project. Consider that these should represent each of the phases of Project Management lifecycle (Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor & Control, & Closing).
To come up with your list, consider the important steps of the project and also the parts of the project that can be broken down into smaller tasks.
Please make sure you have listed a date for each of these major steps through your project.
Example: Purchase building supplies by March 3, 2020.
Technical Requirements/Limits and Exclusions (5+):
Please include at least five items in each of these categories.
This can be measurements, technical qualifications, trainings, technology requirements, time requirements, etc.
Who will be the person who can oversee the progress of the project? This should be a certain person by name or title.
See the sample below. You will submit a preliminary scope statement which I will evaluate and provide comments. There is a template in this module.