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Week 10 and 11: Discuss contemporary developments in the use of PM application systems.
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Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Explain the relevance of systems thinking to the project, program and portfolio manager.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?              
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Identify different systems thinking tools and techniques to aid project managers solve project problems.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Assess the relevance of systems engineering to project cases.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Describe how systems engineering concepts and methodologies can help a project, program and portfolio managers organise a project.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Explain the importance of appropriate selection of project management (PM) application systems in regards to meeting the internal and external objectives of a project.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
  PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Describe how the use of project management (PM) application systems can lead to effective PM knowledge management and decision making.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different manual and electronic project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems within each PPPM knowledge area over the life cycle of a project, program or portfolio.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Identify how project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems can assist project managers to monitor performance and manage changes within a project.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Propose appropriate project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems to support successful project, program and portfolio execution in different industry domains.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
Mandatory Readings Sterman Chapters 1, 2, 13 and 15;Insight Maker Optional Readings INCOSE Web Sites –
Discuss contemporary developments in the use of project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems.
Finally, we come to the last of the formal portfolio templates.  After this template you will start putting together your consolidated portfolio.    However, please bear in mind that there is some additional material next week that you should reflect on in the Consolidated Portfolio.  Don’t fail to reflect on it in your Consolidated Portfolio since they are included in the marking criteria.  It’s just that once you’ve uploaded this 10th portfolio in the 11th week there is not much chance of providing further discussion in the tutorials.  Also, by now you should have got the idea about the portfolios and so don’t really need a template!   The topic for both week 10 and 11 is the same and concerns where and what is happening with project management application systems to make them really useful.  In this unit we started with looking at BP and the tragic disasters they have had at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon.  We then spent the past ten weeks considering aspects of project management applications and how they might help project, program and portfolio management.  The key objective is to be able to provide visibility and accuracy into what’s happening in an organisation so that quick decisions can be made.  The consequence is that an organisation such as BP will be able to take alternate actions and avoid Texas City and Deepwater incidents!  However, hopefully your reflections and investigations have also revealed that this is a lot easier to say and write than to do in real life!   The material from both the Sterman book and the InsightMaker web site show how models can be developed to allow analysis of possible scenarios.  Imagine that there is a connection between those models and the data that is being collected in the real world.  Then scenario analysis could be performed to provide the possibilities of different outcomes.  Would that be useful to BP?  What would be required to ensure that the models are an accurate reflection of the real world?  What commitment would be required by people to make this happen?   In this portfolio please reflect on the readings (1st column) and the learning outcome (2nd column).  Ask yourself in what way does the readings provide insights into the learning outcome?  Maybe they don’t!  What are your thoughts?   Are there other insights that you can make from other units that you have studied?  Or your work and life experience?
PPMP20012 Unit Profile PPMP20012 Moodle Web site Have you any insights you can add from other units you have studies or readings you’ve made?  
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