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150 words to each discussionapa formatDiscussion 1The focus of the chapter this week focused over the framework for the project management and supported in acquiring knowledge that will be of extreme importance in terms of the future use that I will do with it. The discussion in the chapter was made over the project management as a profession was the details were provided over what or who can be considered as part of the project management profession (Bryde, 2003). However, the extent to which project managers can move from one industry to other was an unresolved issue that was an unresolved issue and is a matter of discussion. Similarly, the discussion over the project management institute, project management knowledge areas and many others were explored and discussed (Bryde, 2003). The discussion over the project management certifications, scrum development and the project management office were also considerable discussion that was provided in the chapter. All of this supported in development of my knowledge in context to the project management framework and will prove to be of extreme importance in the professional career that I am about to undertake. The discussions that were made in this chapter all are of crucial importance and will add value for me. However, the discussion over the Scrum development was the most interesting for me and will stay with me for an extensive period of time (Watt, 2019). The reason for citing such prominence over the learning about the Scrum development can be attributed to the fact that it is one of the most used development approaches in the recent time and its relevance is responsible for the prominence that has been offered to it. The scrum development overview also known as an Agile method is extremely viable when the requirements are difficult in terms of defining or are subjected to rapid change. It is also worthy to note that the discussed development approach is an iterative approach and leverages the sprints and in other scenario, cycles of 2 to 4 weeks to ensure successful and quality delivery of the deliverables (Bryde, 2003). The key stakeholders of the discussed development approach are the Scrum master, product owner and the development team that incorporates people of different skills and traits essential for the successful delivery of the project. Other details regarding the development approach were also discussed and detailed that added value in context to the discussed development approach. The learning this week have provided an overview of the project management that will be further refined in future chapters. The learning this week will be of crucial importance in not just gaining knowledge about the project management but will even support in carrying out minor projects in real-world with the knowledge that has been acquired in context to the project management.Discussion 2On this week’s reading, there were a few things that got my attention. One of them was scheduling and time management. Scheduling and time management are two subjects that go with each other, one is as crucial as the other, particularly in a project. When you’re building residential or commercial buildings, there will be a need to schedule contractors or even your laborers to do tasks at certain times. Engineers and architectures give you the layout of how it needs to be built, but it is the project manager or superintendent’s job to make a schedule.Knowing who is going to be where and when is crucial into staying on time for the project. Even if things do not go accordingly, it helps you find out who messed up and when. There are so many advantages that come with making a schedule. The smallest things such as sending your clean up crew after the drywall guys are done with there part, in order to provide a clean space that will save time for the flooring guys. Instead of making the flooring contractors have to scrape and clean someone else’s mess. Having that schedule allows you some wiggle room to send a crew that will clean and save the flooring guys time and speed up their process. Being able to facilitate that step for them, will help them finish quicker, giving you more time to spare or push ahead on the schedule you already planned. It is what I consider a tool that helps you stay ahead of the game.Technology has facilitated that process for us in some many ways. Years ago, managers had to write everything down on paper, and if there were any changes, you had to scratch it off or start another paper and write everything down again. It will give people an excuse of it being to much work, or they just didn’t have the time to be doing that process often. Now, it is so easy as just typing a schedule on your phone and are able to share it with the other supervisors in order to stay communicated with everyone throughout the project and also to keep everyone on the same page.Every project is time limited, there is always a due date, trying to accomplish that due that without a plan is allowing yourself to fail throughout the project. The superintendent at the company I work for has everything written down on a small notebook, every schedule change or arrangement he makes goes down in that notebook. At the end of the day he does a recap of what was done, and what needs to get done for the next day, week, and month. Everyone has different methods, but in the end of the day you must have a schedule to accomplish a successful project.The second thing I found crucial was time management. Having good time management skills can be the difference between finish a project on time and finishing ahead of schedule. Time management is critical, everything else can be fixed or replaced, but time keeps moving on. If there is a mistake during the project due to miscommunication or simple error, you are able to correct that error. Now, the time that was used during that mistake and while correcting it, is wasted. One less day, one less hour that you have to finish the project.Time can be a project managers biggest enemy if is not used wisely. There are going to be days that certain things won’t allow you to keep going as scheduled. Weather, car accidents, injuries, among others, are things that will take time off your project. When you waste time of things that could’ve been avoiding if planning or scheduling accordingly, it will eventually add up and cost you more time than you have to spare. A project becomes easy if you are able to stay on task. Being a project manager is already challenging enough, why would you add more stress and anxiety by not having a schedule and using your time wisely?

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