project cost and quality management Research paper
Assignment ID Number AFFGEHU83939HD Type of Document Essay Writing Format APA/MLA/Harvard Academic Level Masters/University References/Sources 4 References
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in this order I want for you to write for me about cost and quality management and this is a part of my project , my project about company about beauty care call KATARA , I attach two file on of them name is cost and quality management in this file you have to read it and make sure you do all the task they need , in the other file name project integration management you can read some information will help you to understand what the whole project take about.
Project title : Katara beauty company
– This project carries out 20% from your assessment mark.
– This 20% assessment is a group project of (3-4) members.
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PROJECT TITLE: THIRD AVENUE SOFTWARE HEALTH-CARE APP PROJECT
The case provides an opportunity to apply agile and Scrum principles to project management.
Each part of the case contains several task assignments to help you explore the use of agile
and Scrum principles. If you have difficulty understanding a task assignment, please ask your
instructor for assistance. Your instructor might be willing to look at the task solution and
provide a hint to help you proceed.
Project Cost and Quality Management
As with other methods of software development, the applications size is a major indicator of
how much it might cost to develop. In agile development, cost estimates are often made
based on size measurements such as story points.
You will recall that each user story for the health-care app is assigned a number of story
points based on estimates of how much work is needed to complete each major task. Based
on prior experience with agile projects, the three-person accounting staff at Third Avenue
Software has determined an average dollar production cost for a story point: $1200.
However, the staff accountants are not completely confident in this average dollar value
because Third Avenues experience with agile projects is not extensive. The accountants
would like the team to confirm their calculations, if possible.
As you learned in Module 7, earned value management (EVM) is a more traditional project
management method for determining whether a project is meeting time and cost goals. EVM
requires calculation of three values for each major activity in the project:
The planned value (PV), which is the authorized budget assigned to scheduled work
The actual cost (AC), which is the realized cost for the work performed on an activity
during a specified period of time
The earned value (EV), a measurement of project work done, framed in terms of the
approved budget for the work
Several more values and formulas are involved in EVM. For more information, refer to the
Earned Value Management section of the Module 7 Reading.
Managers at Third Avenue are also eager to see evidence that the Quality Assurance staff are
making progress in their ability to test the health-care app. They have asked the team to
provide at least a basic framework of test specifications.
Open a new Microsoft® Word document and complete the Tasks below.
Save the file on your computer with your last name in the file name. (Example: part 1
Click the Choose File button to select and upload your saved document.
1. Review the user stories, technical stories, and story points you developed in earlier
parts of this case and then use the information to estimate the cost of the health-care app project. As you learned in the introduction to Part 4, Third Avenue accountants estimate that the average production cost of a story point is $1200. Based on the values you calculate, do the project costs appear to be within the overall budget of $350,000? Do the costs seem to be within the MVP budget of $120,000? If the costs
are not within budget, adjust the story points you developed in Part 3 to make sure your revised numbers are within budget. You might also have to reconsider the feature set within the MVP if it exceeds its budget.
2. Assume that you have completed one month of the health-care app project and have some reliable EVM data for cost accounting. Remember that the budget at completion (BAC) is $350,000 for the four-month project. You have received the following figures from the Third Avenue accountants:
Using this information, answer the following questions.
What is the cost variance, schedule variance, cost performance index (CPI), and schedule performance index (SPI) for the project?
Use the CPI to determine the estimate at completion (EAC) for the project.
Based on your answers, does the project appear to be on schedule and within
3. The health-care app will undergo rigorous software testing by the Third Avenue Quality Assurance staff, using test plans that might fill entire binders. At this early point in the process, however, such plans are still in development. Develop a short list of quality requirements for testing at least five of the important app features and/or usability issues described thus far in this running case. In your list, briefly describe each requirement.
For example, here is a short (and far from complete) list of quality requirements for the emergencies list feature, which stores vital phone numbers and addresses as well as provides quick access to local in-network hospitals, urgent care clinics, and children or friends who can be relied upon to provide transportation in an emergency:
Do all of the data-entry fields accept text without problems? For example, long entries in a field can sometimes be clipped or truncated prematurely, which is frustrating to users.
Is it possible to enter nonsensical data in a field? For example, users should not be allowed to type text characters into a field that records phone numbers.
Does the software automatically move the user from one entry field to the next?
Does the cursor always appear in the next entry field as a means of visual feedback for the user?
As soon as the user enters and saves an address, an interactive GPS map should become available in a new window, with voice and text directions. Does the window appear? Does it appear immediately?
When you slide your finger to create the effect of movement within the map, does the software redraw in a timely manner?
4. Modules 2 and 8 of the text discussed Kanban, a method sometimes used with Scrum. Kanban uses five core properties:
Visualize the workflow. Cards are a common visualization method.
Limit work in progress. New project work is done when it can be incorporated into the next software iteration and when there is available capacity. In this way, problem areas are quickly revealed for resolution.
Measure and manage flow. A key here is to analyze problem areas and then implement changes to correct the problems as quickly as possible.
Make process policies explicit. Everyone on the project team must understand the processes and any problems with them.
Use models to recognize improvement opportunities. The models themselves are less important than the important agile concept of continuous improvement.
Based on your work on the case so far, which property of Kanban has proven most useful to you? Write a two- to three-paragraph answer.
Decription Project is to produce, beauty care products to provide high quality services to all customers. This project strives to accomplish customer satisfaction by providing numerous products at a very affordable and reasonable price, using quality products and machineries for all its products, providing , safe, secured
Vision, Mission and Goals
Vision We will expand into one of the most successful independent company with the best reputation for expertise, reliability, and quality in the beauty care industrial by maximizing our combined strengths through solid teamwork.
Mission We construct or build a superior value and create mutually beneficial relationships for our customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities in which we do business and serving at large.
Goal Provide the best quality that fits your needs
Client Katara company beauty care
Project Sponsor Noor (Board Director)
Project manager (Site Engineer) Melha
Project team members (Technical project works) Shamma and Amina
Project Sponsor Sits at the top of the project organizational chart. In effect, everyone within the project reports to them, even if through the project manager.
Project Manager Responsible for the day to day project work, keeping the project on schedule and budget. They report to the Project Sponsor.
Project Team The people who perform the technical project work and produce the deliverables. They report to the project manager
Estimated Schedule Estimated Budget
Expected Start: April 2020 Php 2,000,000.00
Expected End: June 2020
Key Deliverables The manufacturer should prepare the following procedures, report templates and plans for the Owners review and approval, these procedures and reports form part of the Contract.
Any revisions to the procedure and reports should be reviewed and agreed upon by both parties, prior to implementing any changes.
Manufacturer reporting to Owner is intended to provide the Owner with information on the Work status to discuss, schedule status, cost/schedule variances with explanation and current issues.
Constraints, Assumptions, Risks and Issues
Constraints The business will not operate without the approval of the project sponsor.
The project must complete 35% of the work within the first 30 days.
The project has to work with the given resources.
Assumptions The project will get all resources required.
All-important stakeholders will come to the next meeting.
Risks and Issues Have contracts reviewed by a knowledgeable Attorney to ensure that all contracts are consistent and current.
Monitor site operations and modify risk assessment where necessary.
Success Criteria The consultants agree that the project has been completed to meet their plans and specifications.
Project is completed within the budget.
Project is completed on schedule. Completion date is June 2020.
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