Personalization & Customization in eCommerce

Introduction Amazon.com has numerous elements that allow customers to personalize and customize features and products. The question to ask is how effective are the various elements? Do they cause a customer to buy more products? Wal-Mart, too, has similar elements built into the eCommerce (EC) site. Is it effective and will it be a cause […]

Mass Customization in eCommerce

The idea behind mass-customization is to create specific products based on the customer’s needs and to deliver that product quickly. Personalization is where the customer’s preferences are aligned with the products being advertised. Personalization is quite common on Social Media like Facebook or Google. If you mention on FaceBook that you’re thinking about buying a […]

Cross Functional Integration in Project Management

Introduction: Bill Swanston and Gary Biggar work, respectively, as an Operations manager and Senior Business Analyst for Robbins-Gioia, Inc. delivered a presentation to the Project Management Institutes (PMI) annual Seminars & Symposium on September 7–16, 2000 in Houston, TX. I will be summarizing the their article “Developing a framework for establishing cross-functional integration within a […]

Building Project Team

Introduction Starting a new project can be a very interesting experience, and yet it can also be a terrifying experience. Interesting or horrifying depends greatly on your level of experience. The most interesting and challenging part is actually putting the team together. There are many aspects to consider such as: What tasks need to be […]

Earned Value Project Management

Abstract Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) can be used very effectively in a typical software development project. This paper, by examining the process briefly step-by-step, will show how easy and effective the earned value process can be to a project. I am currently applying EVPM to my projects at work so I will be including […]

The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning

A Critique of Lanny A. Karns and Lloyd A. Swanson Article “The effects of activity time variance on critical path planning” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Network Analysis: CPM & PERT Conclusion Abstract Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) are the two most commonly used networking techniques for defining the […]

Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty

A Critique of Vahid Khodakarami, Norman E. Fenton, and Martin Neil Article “Project Planning: Improved approach incorporating uncertainty” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction CPM and Uncertainty Bayesian Network Conclusion Abstract Because of the unique nature of projects, there may be uncertainties or differences in the products, services, or results that the project creates. By its […]

Effective Management of Project Change Orders

A Critique of Edward E. Douglas’s Article “Effective Management of Project Change Orders” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Planning for Change Planning and Design Change during Application Build Closeout Conclusion Abstract Scope is the total sums of all the products/services that are required to complete a project (PMBOK, 2013). But even when the scope has […]

Applying the work breakdown structure to the project management lifecycle

A Critique of Shelly A. Brotherton, PMP Robert T. Fried, PMP Eric S. Norman, PMP, PgMP Article “Applying the work breakdown structure to the project management lifecycle” Table of Contents Abstract Introduction WBS Structure Work Packages Aligning with Scope Going from WBS to Scheduling Conclusion Abstract To some the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) can be […]

A Critique of Ashok Kumar and Vinay Goyal article “Software requirement analysis enhancements by prioritizing requirement attributes using rank based Agents”

A Critique of Ashok Kumar and Vinay Goyal article “Software requirement analysis enhancements by prioritizing requirement attributes using rank based Agents” Table of Contents: Abstract Introduction AOP in the Project Environment Related Work Agent Oriented Software Application with Scope and Requirements Gathering Conclusion Abstract: Software using agent methodologies is an evolving method growing very rapidly […]