Assignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan
This assignment is a continuation from Assignment 2. ( you did Assignment 2 a few weeks ago)
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which
1.Describe the project scope and project management
plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the
senior executives in Assignment 2.
2.Analyze the type of staff that your company would
need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger
3.Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for
handling the newly formed team. Discuss the manner in which the strategies that
you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the
4.Analyze the role of the project manager that this
project would require. Examine three (3) characteristics of an effective project
manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Provide a
rationale for the response.
5.Emphasize the importance of identifying critical
path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of
the activities on the critical path.
6.Outline the elements of the Work Breakdown
Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy. Delineate the fundamental
ways in which the project in question is composed.
7.Develop the following using designated project
management software (e.g., Microsoft Project):
a.Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
c.Assigned ResourcesAttach the project file that
contains the items that you have developed.
8.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note:
Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
- Apply the project manager’s critical skills, in terms of project leadership,
team building, time management, conflict management, and effective communication
with executive sponsors, peers, team members, and project clients.
- Evaluate the quality of planning throughout a project’s life cycle.
- Construct project schedules using network techniques and reports for both
internal and external presentation.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in project
- Write clearly and concisely about project management using proper writing