Week 1 Discussion: Project management
Many of you may believe that you have never worked in project management, but in reality, most of you already have at some point in your life. Think back to a time when you organized a key event (for example, birthday parties, weddings, yard projects, house renovations, family vacations, projects at work) that meets the definition of a project (an event with a specific and measurable deliverable, a start and finish date, and a desired budget):
Introduce yourself to your peers by sharing something unique about your background. Explain how you expect this course will help you move forward in your current or future career.
Describe the event you planned.
Summarize the things that went well and things that went wrong, such as unexpected risks, unplanned delays, or extra costs incurred.
Be sure to reference some of the key project manager skills covered from the chapter.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.