CompetenciesExamine communication, human resources, procurement, and stakeholder management as project management functions.Analyze project management processes, scope, and the project management lifecycle within a range of projects.Evaluate organizational influences on project management and methods utilized for staffing, managing, and executing a project.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.Examine the activities and roles of project integration, time, cost, quality, and resource management when managing projects within organizations.Scenario InformationYou 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.InstructionsHaving 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 AmericaCompany size (employees): 100Product: Backpack with built-in refrigerated pouch and radio moduleAwarded quantity: 200 units – 100 assigned to Ground Forces / 100 assigned to Special OperationsProgram Budget: Proposed award: $1,500,000Customer: U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations UnitAward date: Current DateCompletion date: Two years from current dateDelivery schedule: 100 units, 12months ARO (after receipt of order). 50 units every 3 months after first deliveryMilestone 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 reviewExpected Result from Senior ManagementOn-time delivery for the three stated product deliverablesDesire to complete the total program under the stated budget of $1,500,000All milestones accomplished by due dates listedSupplemental 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:a. Executive summaryb. Project background/project overviewc. Major activities/milestonesd. Project closure synopsise. Project metrics performancef. Project management issuesg. Project closure recommendations
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