Compare, contrast the advantages & disadvantagesExplain the relevance of systems thinking to…

Week 7: Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different manual and electronic PM application systems within each PM knowledge area over the life cycle of a project.
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Mandatory Readings SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Explain the relevance of systems thinking to the project, program and portfolio manager.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,   So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Identify different systems thinking tools and techniques to aid project managers solve project problems.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Assess the relevance of systems engineering to project cases.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Describe how systems engineering concepts and methodologies can help a project, program and portfolio managers organise a project.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up 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.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Describe how the use of project management (PM) application systems can lead to effective PM knowledge management and decision making.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up 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.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Identify how project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems can assist project managers to monitor performance and manage changes within a project.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Propose appropriate project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems to support successful project, program and portfolio execution in different industry domains.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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 SEBoKPart 4: Applications of Systems Engineering; AS/NZS 15288:2015 Annex F & G   Optional Readings AS ISO 21504:2016 BP News Wrap-up Web Sites –
Discuss contemporary developments in the use of project, program and portfolio (PPPM) application systems.
The objective of this week’s topic is to encourage youto ask yourself questions about the veracity of electronic computer systems against the applicability and stickability of manual (i.e. paper, but not only paper) systems.   Previously you have seen and heard from the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft.  If you believe them then you will be convinced that all you need to do is invest in their software and life is good!  Does that then mean that you can dispense with a diary or note book?  What about work instructions, job packs, safety checklists, hand written notes and diagrams?  How about the taking photos at work of equipment or the environment?  Will the computer system do that for you? Is the use of electronic computer systems equal for all people across all projects?  Is it the same in engineering, mining, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, in the city, in the country, at sea, in the air?  Is there a need to use electronic or manual systems at different phases of the life cycle, such as initiation, planning , execution, closing, reporting to the project board, holding meetings with clients,    So, ask yourself and reflect on: How comprehensive are the application systems? Are there times when human beings need to read and write on paper?Does this change as the project or project environment changes?   In this week’s readings and material, you’ll find answers to these questions.  The SEBoK reading is particularly useful and describes five different applications of systems engineering.  15288 is quite interesting with the descriptions of various models.  Does modelling help or confuse?  Who would benefit from a model?   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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