MSPM1 GC2020 New York University Google PPT & Project Risk Analysis and Quality Assurance Questions
Project Risk Analysis and Quality AssuranceMSPM1-GC2020.103; Spring 2020This assignmentspacket includestwo parts: Part 1-Take home open-book exam[Quality Assurance]-15%from overallcourse grade Part 2-Miniprojectand presentation[Quality Assurance]-15%from overall course grade[7.5 % PowerPoint slides &7.5% presentation]Note-grading of the MiniProject will beusing the same assessment rubric we hadused for the midterm’smini project (for more informationsee appendix included here). Part 1-Take home exam[Quality Assurance]-15%Please answer the following 4 questions. Limit your responsesto 2 pagestotal.1.When a company decides to invest in quality it makes choices between preventioncosts and failure costs. a.What is the difference between the two and why would a company deliberately choose to manage quality through failure costs? b.Find an example of 2companiesthat made suchdecision and explain why you chose them(1 in each category).2.In this course we discussed the difference between quality verifications and validations and used the below V-model to explain the difference.a.What is the difference between validation and verification? Will you be using one of them or both during the QC process?b.Inyour opinion, which one is more important,and why? 3.In this course we discussed common Quality Controls tools being used for reporting (Session 10). In each of the following scenarios, please provide an example of a tool you will be using, and builda prototype chart to shows an example of data you will be using it for, the visual that shows an example of the chart on your data, and explain what type of decision you can make based on that chart.a.Scenario 1: you have two variables and not sure if there is a relationship between them. b.Scenario 2: you are analyzing a process and came up with a list of 30 potential reasons the process produces defects. Not all defects are equally important and you want to know the major defects you need to focus onand fix. 4.According to PMI’s(Project Management Institute) Quality Management processes, approved Change Requests play an important role as input to QA and QC (see chart below).a.Why is it important that such change requests will be approved?b.Please give an example of how a Change Request can impact the triple constraint?c.What can you do to make sure such request has been approved, and as a project manager what actions should you be taking once it has been approved?Part 2-Miniprojectand presentation[Quality Assurance]-15%from overall course grade[7.5 % paper and 7.5% presentation]Find an example of acommercial company or public organizationthat has been in the news in the last 12 months for reasons related to poor qualityof product and/or service. Please preparea PowerPoint deckwith the following information—Slide 1-Company name, link to articles(s)in English, date quality issues became public.Slide 2-Problem Identification—-What are the qualityissues discovered-What isthe impact on the company/organization Slide 3-Based on topics we covered in this course, what might be the top 3 reasons those problems occurred.Please use quality terms used in the courseto describe the.Slide 4-What are the top 3 actions you recommend the company should have taken to address the situation atthe time it occurred.Slide 5 [Optional]-any additional information you would like to add to support the first 4 slides. Appendix-Rubric for Formal Oral CommunicationForthe assessment of your work and presentation, please refer to the rubricin thisAppendix. I highlighted what is most important to me. The key pointfor the presentation-please DO NOT read off the slides but rather focus on making strong convincing arguments.Components3-Sophisticated2-Competent1-Not yet CompetentOrganizationPresentation is clear, logical, and organized. Listener can follow line of reasoning.Presentation is generally clear and well organized. A fewminor points may be confusing.Organization is haphazard; listener can follow presentation only with effort. Arguments are not clear. StyleLevel of presentation is appropriate for the audience. Presentation is planned, paced for audience understanding. It is not a reading of a paper.Speaker is comfortable in front of the groupand can be heard by all.Level of presentation is generally appropriate. Pacing is sometimes too fast or too slow. Presenter seems slightly uncomfortable at times, andaudience occasionally has trouble hearing him/her.Aspects of presentation are too elementary or too sophisticated for audience. Presenter seems uncomfortable and can be heard only if listener is very attentive. Much of the information isread.Use of Communication AidsCommunication aids enhance presentation. •The font on the visuals is readable.•Information is represented and organized to maximize audience comprehension.•Details are minimized so that main points stand out.Communication aids contribute to the quality of the presentation.•Font size is mostly readable.•Appropriate information is included.•Some material is not supported by visual aids.Communication aids are poorly prepared or used inappropriately.•Font size istoo small to read.•Too much information is included.•Details or some unimportant information is highlighted, and may confuse the audience.ContentDepth of ContentAccuracy of ContentSpeaker provides accurate and complete explanations of key conceptsand theories, drawing on relevant literature. Applications of theory illuminate issues. Listeners gain insights.Information (names, facts, etc) included in the presentation is consistently accurate.For the most part, explanations of concepts and theories are accurate and complete. Some helpful applications are included.No significant errors are made. Listeners recognize any errors to bethe result of nervousness or oversight.Explanations of concepts and/or theories are inaccurate or incomplete. Little attempt ismade to tie theory to practice. Listeners gain little from the presentation.Enough errors are made to distract a knowledgeable listener. Some information is accurate but the listener must determine what information is reliable.Use of LanguageGrammar and Word ChoiceSentences are complete and grammatical. They flow together easily. Words are well chosen; they express the intended meaning precisely.Sentences are complete and grammatical for the most part. They flow together easily. With some exceptions, words are well chosen and precise.Listeners can follow presentation, but they are distracted by some grammatical errors and use of slang. Some sentences are halting, incomplete, or vocabulary is limited or inappropriate.Freedom from Bias (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, agism, etc.,)Both oral language and body language are free from bias.Oral language and body language are free from bias with one or two minor exceptions.Oral language and/or body language includes someidentifiable bias. Some listeners will be offended.