Unit IV Scholarly Activity 51

This next phase of the project is meant to build off the previous phase (Unit III Scholarly Activity) and chapters.Phase II: The Rest of the Story…Phase II Work Breakdown:Step 1: Read the remaining timetable of news reports from May 15, 2002-December 8, 2006. Links are provided below inTable 2: Phase II Readings. (You are also free to perform additional research on the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) if you wish.)Table 2: Phase II ReadingsArticle Date Article Title and URLMay 15, 2002 “Delays, Technical Problems Plague Navy’s Intranet Program”.com/managementtopics/management/outsourcing/story/”>http://computerworld.com/managementtopics/management/outsourcing/story/0,10801,71193,00.html?nlid=PMApril 25, 2003 “DOD Needs to Leverage Lessons Learned from Its Outsourcing Projects”.gao.gov/docdblite/summary.php?rptno=GAO-03-371&accno=A06721″>http://www.gao.gov/docdblite/summary.php?rptno=GAO-03-371&accno=A06721May 16, 2003 “SEC Checking EDS Navy Contract: Computer Services Company’s TroubledOutsourcing Pact for the Marines Catches the Eye of Regulators”.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/2208171″>http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/2208171February 5, 2004 “EDS Posts Q4 Loss, Blames Navy Contract”.networkworld.com/news/2004/0205edsposts.html”>http://www.networkworld.com/news/2004/0205edsposts.htmlMarch 3, 2004 “SEC Probes EDS US Navy Deal”.computerweekly.com/articles/2004/03/03/200709/sec-probes-eds-usnavy-“>http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/2004/03/03/200709/sec-probes-eds-usnavy-deal.htmJune 25, 2004 “NMCI Officials Press for Big Changes”.com/Articles/2004/06/25/NMCI-officials-press-for-big-changes.aspx”>http://gcn.com/Articles/2004/06/25/NMCI-officials-press-for-big-changes.aspxJuly 29, 2004 “EDS Cites Losses on Military Contract: Project Costing More Than FirmExpected”.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040729/news_1b29eds.html”>http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040729/news_1b29eds.htmlSeptember 16, 2004 “U.S. Navy, EDS Modify NMCI Contract”.crn.com/government/47900114″>http://www.crn.com/government/47900114March 27, 2006 “EDS Gets $3.12B for USMC-Navy Intranet Services”.defenseindustrydaily.com/eds-gets-312b-for-usmcnavy-intranetservices-“>http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/eds-gets-312b-for-usmcnavy-intranetservices-02067December 8, 2006 “DOD Needs to Ensure That Navy Marine Corps Intranet Program Is MeetingGoals and Satisfying Customers”.gao.gov/docdblite/summary.php?rptno=GAO-07-51&accno=A63967″>http://www.gao.gov/docdblite/summary.php?rptno=GAO-07-51&accno=A63967-and/or.gao.gov/highlights/d0751high.pdf”>http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d0751high.pdfStep 2: Based on the NMCI project information you obtained, analyze and critique the NMCI project in terms of the following:· Its handling of estimating costs and budget· Its handling of quality with the project· Its handling of communicationWhile this course has not covered project communication just yet, provide an analysis based upon yourexperience/knowledge regarding communication within a business environment and more specifically, within project management.Step 3: Explain the challenges EDS faced in each of these areas; if, how, and why they went off track; and how EDS might have managed these areas to prevent or minimize the problems.Step 4: Create the Phase II deliverable.Phase II DeliverableFor this assignment, you will submit a four-page report that presents an analysis, critique, andrecommendations/remedies regarding the project management areas of estimating resources, costs, quality, and communication as they apply to NMCI’s performance.If you were the lead manager on a project dealing with the NMCI, how would you go about creating a resource requirements plan? Do you believe the NMCI put forth enough effort in the planning stages?

 

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