If I was assigned to run the CSM’s re-design website project, first, I will talk to the project sponsors (board members and faculties and stakeholders) to develop this re-designing project’s charter, and set other details with them such as time and budget of this project. Based on the time, budget, and amount of required work, I will develop a project team below.
- Project management
- Usability and information architect team
- Design team
- Web developing team
- Site editing team
First, project managers who will be in charge of project planning, communication, budgeting, and scheduling. Basically, my project manager will be responsible to keep the project, team members, and the outcomes on tract. The project manager will be continuously communicating with the school to make sure our project and the re-designing goal are on the same page. Also, the project manager will be checking on each team that they are following the strategy and guidelines for the project. The project manager will deliver the details of our strategy, technology requirements, and concept of this project, and our resources to each team.
For this project manager position, I would want someone who is very responsible and reliable. Since other team members are focused on their parts’ tasks and timelines, I want my project manager to see the big picture of the project, and see the flow. The project manager has to be sensitive about the schedules and communication among the teams. Also, the project manager should be a very organized person. There is so much information that the project manager has to keep track. Since all the teams need to work very closely, and one’s issue can cause problems to other teams, the project manager need to see the issues promptly, and help the teams can solve the issues.
As a project manager, I would be good at keeping the schedule and project details. I am a detail-oriented person, so I will be looking closely to the project details such as schedules and budgets. Also I would do a good job reminding my team members of their project due dates and requirements because I do not like waiting until last minute.
Second, I will have a usability lead person and information architect in one team. They will clarify our project strategy and goal again, and then find out what kind of information and resources we will need for the re-design website. The team will start go through the current CSM website to find re-usable information. Also, they will investigate other school’s websites to get ideas for the better website. This team will contact the current users to know what needs to be fixed, or what needs to be improved. Once they clearly organize this information, they will come up with a list of new information and resources that they need to request to the school. After they obtain the information and resources, the team will start building the website’s information structure, which means how the information will be planned and placed...