"This capstone allowed me to gain a realistic experience in developing essential pieces to a project, such as, defining the scope of a project, creating a work breakdown structure, creating a schedule or planning for risks.”

Project Portfolio:
  Project Management Capstone Project

Challenge

The challenge was to use the standard set of project management principles and practices to complete a Project management capstone.  The Project management capstone was part of a series of 4 classes covering project management concepts.  This series was developed by the Coursera Online class service in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine.

Solution

The project involved developing several of the key planning deliverables.  I worked on a project of my choosing, which was to update my professional website.  I used the project charter to define the project, and to then ultimately create a schedule, a budget and a list of responses for the risks identified in the project.


Specifically, the project involved developing the following planning deliverables listed below:

  • A narrative charter statement
  • A work breakdown structure
  • A sequence of project activities
  • A project schedule
  • A project budget
  • A responsibility assignment matrix
  • A table identifying project risks and defining responses for those risks

Results

I completed successfully the project and passed the Project management capstone with a high grade.  The capstone finalized a series of classes focused on developing a clear understanding of Project management principles and practices.  This capstone allowed me to gain a realistic experience in developing essential pieces to a project, such as, defining the scope of a project, creating a work breakdown structure, creating a schedule or planning for risks.