Explain in your own words the current state of IT project management and how successfully managing IT projects remains a challenge for most organizations.


Few questions to be answered…. They should each be 150 words in length and in APA format with references also.

Topic 1: Explain in your own words the current state of IT project management and how successfully managing IT projects remains a challenge for most organizations. Provide references in APA format.

Topic 1a: Explain in your own words: how can a value-driven approach improve the likelihood of IT project success? Provide references in APA format.

Topic 2: Ethics: Compare and contrast ethical leadership and unethical leadership qualities in an ethnically diverse and multicultural workplace in terms of project management. Please provide at least one (1) example of each after your explanation.

Topic 2a: Read the Case Scenario below: Explain in great detail what you would do in the situation presented in the case scenario and provide your rationale, utilizing the eight-stage process for making a sound ethical decision from pages 407–409 in your textbook.

Case Scenario:

The CIO of your organization walks into your office one Friday afternoon. As he closes

the door behind him he says that “If you say anything to anyone concerning what I am

about to tell you, you are fired.” He then explains that the team of programmers that you

supervise will be “released to seek other options” and that all of your project’s

programming tasks will be outsourced to a country in Eastern Europe. Your job is to

coordinate with this new outsource provider so that all programming work can be

scheduled and transferred over in less than 3 months. In addition, you are not to let on

to any of the company’s programmers that they will soon be replaced. He instructs you

to carry on as nothing has changed. In fact, the company will give them a bonus if they

can complete their current work assignment in three months rather than the scheduled

four months.

As the project manager of this team, you have gotten to know each of the programmers

fairly well. One of the programmers has just signed a mortgage to purchase her first

house. Another is a single mother with her oldest child just entering college, and

another has confided in you that he has been experiencing some health problems lately.


Marchewka, J. T. (2012). Information technology project management: Providing

measurable organizational value (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Topic 3: Explain in detail why is it just as important to deal with the people issues of an IT project as it is to deal with the technical issues?

Topic 3a: Identify and expound on why you anticipate conflict over the course of a healthcare IT project. Provide detailed examples.

Topic 4: Skills and Teams: What skills or qualities are important in selecting a project team? Include at least three members in a theoretical team and explain what contributions you might expect from each member, and how you would expect them to collaborate using their collective skill set.

Topic 5: IT Project Methodology: Why is it important to have deliverables for each phase of the IT project methodology?

Topic 5a: Life Cycle: Describe the following Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, closing. Give one example of each process to support a particular phase of the IT project methodology.

Topic 6: IT Project Scope and Deliverables: What is the difference between product-oriented deliverables and project-oriented deliverables?

Topic 6a: Project Scope: How would you go about verifying a project’s scope? Please provide a detailed answer.

Topic 7: Schedule, Budget, and Risk: Describe the steps necessary for estimating the cost of a particular activity or task that has an estimated duration.

Topic 7a: Crisis Management: What is meant by crisis management? Why do many organizations find themselves in this mode? Using your own experience or the course materials, identify and describe a situation that could be considered as crisis, and create a simple risk management plan that could have prevented that crisis.