Analyze project management processes, scope, and the project management life cycle within a range of projects.
You are assuming the role of the project manager for a company called SuperPacks to provide a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. Your customer for this project is the U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations. As the project manager for your team, you will be submitting to your manager a project management report.
Part I – Project Scope Document
You will take on the role of Project Manager. As such, you will determine the project scope and project schedule for SuperPacks. This task has two parts. In the FIRST part, you will use the Project Scope Document Template to develop your project scope document. In the SECOND part, you will use Tab 2 of the Project Schedule Template to develop your project schedule and include it with your written analysis. Tab 2 will provide you with the unexpected events information needed to complete your analysis.
Develop the project scope document to include the following information:
- Project description
- Project assumptions
- Project goals
- Project constraints (if any)
- Project limitations
- Project milestones
- Project risks (initial assessment)
The Project Scope needs to be developed prior to any analysis of unexpected events.
Part 2 – Analysis of Unexpected Events
In this second part of your task as Project Manager, provide an analysis of unexpected events to your management using the Project Schedule Template (the unexpected events are located in Tab 2 of the document). In your analysis, you should discuss the following:
- Four areas affected by these unexpected events.
- Three of the areas of the project affected by the events should include changes to the budget, human capital, and impact to schedule.
- Identify one additional area affected by these events.
Course Project Schedule
Project Title Project Schedule Start Date Sep 1, 2015 Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Notes 42248.0 42278.0 42309.0 42339.0 42370.0 42401.0 42430.0 42461.0 42491.0 42522.0 42552.0 42583.0 42614.0 42644.0 42675.0 42705.0 42736.0 42767.0 42795.0 42826.0 42856.0 42887.0 42917.0 42948.0 Phase Project Completion One Phase Two Product Design Phase Initial Product Test Final Test Phase Three
Project Award Sept. 1, 2015
First Delivery Sept. 1, 2015
Second Delivery Dec. 1, 2015
Third (Final) Delivery March 1, 2015
First Milestone Payment (from Customer) Oct. 30, 2015
Second Milestone Payment (from Customer) Jan. 30, 2017
Third Milestone Payment (from Customer) May. 30, 2017
Initial Program Review (PR) Nov. 16, 2015
Program Review (PR) May. 16, 2016
Program Review (PR) Nov. 16, 2016
Project Title Project Schedule Start Week Jan 5, 2014 Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Starting Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr May May May Notes 5 12 19 26 2 9 16 23 2 9 16 23 30 6 13 20 27 4 11 18 Phase One Phase Two Phase Three
HELP http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/project-schedule-template.html © 2014 Vertex42 LLC About this Template This project schedule can be used to create a basic timeline for your project. Try the Vertex42 Gantt Chart Template if you want to something more automated for creating and managing your project schedule. (See the reference below). How to use this Template 1) Enter your project start date in cell E3. This will automatically update the dates in rows 6 and 7. 2) Add tasks: Choose what phase (row) and week (column) the task will start and enter the task title into that cell. Then fill in the background color of the cells to indicate how long the task will take to complete. If you would like to show the completion status of a task, you can fill the background with a darker or different color (see the Sample worksheet for an example). 3) Add a milestone: If you’d like to show a milestone, you can create a vertical “line” in the schedule by changing the cell borders and the background fill (see the Sample worksheet). Note: In the sample worksheet, the Project End milestone was created by merging cells, turning on Wrap Text, and pressing Alt+Enter after each letter to force each letter onto a new line. Additional Help The link at the top of this worksheet will take you to the web page on vertex42.com that talks about this template. REFERENCES SEE ALSO Vertex42.com: Gantt Chart Template SEE ALSO Vertex42.com: Project Management Templates TIPS Vertex42.com: Spreadsheet Tips Workbook
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Week 2 unexpected events
Date of Event Oct. 15, 2015 1. Customer Notifies you that the first milestone payment will be three months delayed. What is your course of action? March 15, 2016 2. The material pattern for the backpack will not be available to meet your initial production start date. What is your course of action? May 15, 2016 3. Customer notifies you they would like to increase the initial delivery from 100 backpacks to 150. What is your course of action?
Week 5 unexpected events
Date of Event March 1, 2016 1. The project engineering team discovers the refrigerated module is too large for the designed refrigerated backpack pouch. What is your course of action? May 27, 2016 2. The subcontractor assigned to build the radio module for the backpack has shut down. What is your course of action?