NOTE: Our Project Management Assignment in this unit is a forum so that we can share our ideas in a collaborative discussion. Your main post to this forum must be entered on or before Thursday evening of this current week.
Every project has limitations or constraints. As our textbook points out, the number one constraint is the "availability of resources, both money and people, at the critical times they are needed" (Pinto, Project Management). We don't always have the people to perform project tasks, or the materials or equipment to complete a project. Further, money or budgets can limit project performance.
Managing and scheduling resources, which includes making sure resources are readily available, presents a challenge for any project manager.
Conduct some research on the Internet. Look for examples of projects that have suffered or are currently suffering from one of the following:
In your post, describe the project. Include the scope of the project. Cite evidence of the type of constraint you have identified. What evidence is there of how the project is working to minimize or resolve these constraints? If you were the PM, how would you deal with and overcome this constraint?
When you reply to your classmates, evaluate their example used.
Note: You need to reply to only two of your classmates for this forum assignment. These two replies can be posted on the same day/evening.
55% Content: Accurate, organized and thorough responses that demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
30% Written Communication: Clearly and concisely written, proper sentence and paragraph structure, grammar and spelling; proper use of APA format.
A major annual project that faces many state legislators is the state budget. The ability to create, pass, and implement a state budget faces the constraint of the availability of resources, especially resource and time constraints (Davey & Smith, 2015). The time constraint on the budget is due to having to create and pass a budget every year within a one year period. For resources the main issue is the capital or money needed to be available to fulfill the budget. In many cases where a deficit occurs the budget needs to be reviewed over and over again for cuts, thus creating a time constraint.
A state budget provides a financial plan that is usually detailed for a fiscal year focusing on financing and expenses as illustrated in an executive budget (Division of Administration, 2015). The state b...