Evaluate organizational influences on project management and methods utilized for staffing, managing, and executing a project.

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Analyze project management processes, scope, and the project management lifecycle within a range of projects.
Analyze approaches to project risk management and techniques used to assess and control project risks.
Evaluate the concepts of work breakdown structure, coding, forecasting, and scheduling as project control functions.
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Scenario Information

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.

Instructions

Having been recently hired by the company, you will assume the role of the assigned project manager overseeing the design, development, production, and delivery of the new product. The details below provide a summary of your company’s project:

Company type (name your company): A small defense contractor located in the United States of America
Company size (employees): 100
Product: Backpack with built-in refrigerated pouch and radio module
Awarded quantity: 200 units – 100 assigned to Ground Forces / 100 assigned to Special Operations
Program Budget: Proposed award: $1,500,000
Customer: U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations Unit
Award date: Current Date
Completion date: Two years from current date
Delivery schedule: 100 units, 12months ARO (after receipt of order). 50 units every 3 months after first delivery
Milestone Schedule:
First delivery:
Second delivery:
Last delivery:
First milestone payment (from the customer):
Second milestone payment:
Final milestone payment:
Initial program review (at the customer’s site):
Subsequent program reviews: 6 months after the initial review
Expected Result from Senior Management

On-time delivery for the three stated product deliverables
Desire to complete the total program under the stated budget of $1,500,000
All milestones accomplished by due dates listed
Supplemental contract for future additional units (backpacks)
You will be submitting to your manager, using the Final Project Report Template in Microsoft Word or similar, a project management report, which will include the following:

Executive summary
Project background/project overview
Major activities/milestones
Project closure synopsis
Project metrics performance
Project management issues
Project closure recommendations

 

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