Project Management - Red Magazine

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PART 1 Q1. Explain how you will identify and understand the scope of the project you have been assigned? What documentation do you think you will need to source? In order to define the scope of a project, it is necessary to first establish the project objectives and it is the role of the project manager to see that their team or contractors deliver a result that meets the specified functions and features. To define a project scope, you must first identify the following things: • Project objectives • Goals • Sub-phases • Tasks • Resources • Budget • Schedule in the case of Red, it is the responsibility of the project manager to clearly communicate what the project is, who requires it, why, what is it designed to achieve, resources available, who will be involved and who will be affected by the end result. The scope of the project outlines the objectives of the project and the goals that need to be met. Once the scope has been defined, the project manager can put together their team and be sure that the people with the most relevant skills are in the right roles. Q2. For each of the stakeholder groups in the following list, identify who within the organisation fits into these categories and why they are important in the context of the project? * Project Sponsor Nick Mitchell, Managing Director of Red * Managers, employees and relevant key personnel Alexis Schuler - Production Manager / Project Manager Meg Natoli - Company Accountant Byron Page - Sales Manager Sandra Ngo - Editorial Manager Bob Breman - IT Manager Stella Galanis - Office Manager * Any other staff members who have special responsibilities 3 x advertising sales staff, marketing coordinators and 3 account managers in the Sales team 3 x accounts in the Finance team 3 x editors, 2 x staff writers in the Editorial team Bob's assistant in the IT Team 2 x support

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