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Lessons learned are captured for the organization and future projects to improve the execution of the project and interactions with stakeholders.

Overview
Documenting lessons learned is an important part of closing a project. Record things like what was done well so it can be repeated in the future, and what could have been done better and how.
Context
Closing a project entails finalizing all activities needed to finish the project. Lessons learned are captured for the organization and future projects to improve the execution of the project and interactions with stakeholders. The PMBOK defines closing the project as the fifth and final process group.
Instructions
For this assignment, create a 5 slide Powerpoint with detailed notes, including the following:
Lessons learned.
An evaluation of project management certifications and training based on:
Cost.
Audience.
Benefits.
Requirements.
Similarities and differences between certifications and training.
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.

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As a project manager (pm), your main duty is to develop, manage, and organize projects.

Overview
For this assessment, imagine your employer asks you to speak on how you are using the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups defined in the PMBOK® Guide during the execution of the project you selected in Assessment 1. You must create a PowerPoint showing how the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups are related during project implementation.
Context
Originally used by the U.S. military, project management has been adopted by many companies over the past several decades. Today, companies worldwide employ dedicated project managers. It is a field that is quickly growing in many aspects of business and IT.
In today’s fast-changing and highly competitive environment, many companies are looking to project management to provide a structured and organized approach to managing projects through a well-planned and coordinated process. To begin to understand what is involved in developing this process, one needs to understand the components of project management, including methodologies, tools, techniques, and strategies. These include:
Project management life cycles.
Waterfall (traditional project management).
Agile project management.
Scrum.
DMAIC.
PMI Knowledge Areas (10).
PMI Process Groups (5).
As a project manager (PM), your main duty is to develop, manage, and organize projects. This can be an overwhelming task if you are not prepared. A PM must understand the needs, goals, wants, and anticipated outcomes of a project. By developing a detailed and comprehensive project management plan, the PM can successfully deliver the products, services, or results on time and within budget to meet stakeholder requirements (scope) (Weaver, 2007).
Reference
Weaver, P. (2007). The origins of modern project management. Presented at the Fourth Annual PMI College of Scheduling Conference: CPM Turns 50: A Celebration. Vancouver, British Columbia.
Instructions
Create a 5 slide PowerPoint in which you:
Identify the Inputs, Outputs, Tools, and Techniques of each of the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.
Describe the relationship between Knowledge Areas and Process Groups.
Include detailed speaker’s notes for each slide.
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Number of resources: Cite at least three current scholarly or professional resources.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Submission: Submit your 5 slide PowerPoint with detailed notes.

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Include tasks, durations, dependencies, resources, and a gantt chart.

Overview
In this assessment, you use Microsoft Project to create a project budget and a project schedule. You first develop your project schedule. Then, you include the budget for all the project-related costs. You also include tasks for a minimum of five phases in your project schedule, with at least three levels of tasks beneath each of the phases.
Context
Executing the project is the third out of five process groups as defined in the PMBOK® Guide. The PMBOK® Guide defines executing processes as those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy project requirements. This is where the work gets done, and knowledge and skill sets are applied. As execution is occurring it is important for the project manager to manage all tasks, schedules, and resources.‹
Instructions
Complete the following steps for this assessment:
Create your project schedule in Microsoft Project. Include tasks, durations, dependencies, resources, and a Gantt chart.
Develop a budget in Microsoft Project or Excel that includes the cost for each task, as well as subtotals for each of the five phases and a total cost.
Add references to your project budget and schedule, in the Project Plan Template.
Submit your final project plan, including your budget and schedule.
Portfolio Prompt: You are required to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio.
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Length: Use the Project Plan Template.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Submission: Submit your final project plan with all sections completed.

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Create a 5 slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed notes. Your presentation

Create a 5 slide PowerPoint presentation with detailed notes. Your presentation should include the following:
Project Summary. You are leading a team of three people to deliver an e-commerce website for a small local pawn shop. You are working with a suggested budget of $10,000 to deliver the development of the site, all hardware, and hosting services. The sponsor, Dorothy Deal, would like the site to highlight “Deals of the Day,” as well as items she is looking for to complete collectible collections.
Summary of the Project Charter, including a PM methodology.
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS):
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) based on your selected business.
WBS should include, at a minimum, four levels.