Project rollout begins after a project has been implemented, tested, and judged stable and functional enough to be moved into production. The project rollout process comprises specific steps that must be scheduled carefully to enable the project to hit production deadlines and meet business expectations.
For this assignment, you will create an implementation project plan, which outlines the steps involved in implementing your project. This document is sometimes called a work-back schedule because you begin with the date that your project needs to go live, and then work back from there to determine what needs to be done when.
You will also conduct a post-mortem on the work you have submitted to date. Post-mortem (from the Latin for “after death,” but referring to it in the context of business) is the analysis of a project’s process and results conducted by key project stakeholders after the project has been moved into production, which means it’s functionally complete. The goal of a post-mortem is to identify what went right and what went wrong post-implementation so that project managers can apply these lessons learned to future projects.
For this three-part assignment, you will:
- Construct a work-back schedule that presents the steps involved in implementing your project.
- Construct a post-mortem using the template on the work you have submitted to date in this course.
- Create updated project documents based on the results of your post-mortem.
(1) Review the Project Implementation Plan Example.
(2) Create a project implementation plan for your project based on the example document that presents a schedule of all of the tasks that would need to be completed to begin your project.
(3) Complete the Post-Mortem template based on your experiences with completing the course project over the last five weeks. The goal of the post-mortem is to identify five specific approaches that worked well for you during this course and five approaches you plan to improve the next time you are involved with a project implementation.