Why are scheduling and cost control important for project success?

You are managing an e-mail consolidation and upgrade for your organization, and you are focusing on implementing the process of schedule and cost control. You must present your case and supporting evidence for the need of implementing the process of cost and schedule control to your stakeholders.

Your presentation must be 7–10 slides with 150–200 words of speaker notes per slide. Additionally, include a title and reference slide. The title slide (including topic title, your name, etc.) makes your presentation look and appear professional. The reference slide at the end with correctly APA style formatted references ensures your information and positions are substantiated and that credit for others’ work is acknowledged with correctly APA style formatted in-text citations in your speaker notes.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Prepare a presentation of 7–10 PowerPoint slides. The presentation should address the following:
    • The need for project scheduling and cost control
      • Why are scheduling and cost control important for project success?
      • Who should be in control of the scheduling and cost control process?
    • Your plan for control schedule and control cost processes to be implemented
      • What are the major provisions of your plan? Explain.
      • How difficult would it be to implement your plan? Why?
    • The benefits of implementing these processes to your organization
      • How will your plan positively affect the project?
      • What could happen if an effective scheduling and cost control plan were ignored?
  • For each of the 3 above topics, reference 1–2 professional case studies to support your arguments.
  • Each slide must be accompanied by 150–200 words of speaker notes.
    • Evidence and case studies should be no older than 1998.
  • For more information on creating PowerPoint Presentations, please visit the Microsoft Office Applications Lab.