Can anyone help me with the following assignment:
You are a project manager for a
medium-sized manufacturer of motorcycle cruisers. The engines in motorcycle
cruisers, like the ones you manufacture, are usually categorized by size rather
than the number of cylinders. In the past, your company has successfully
manufactured and marketed the best-selling of these fuel-efficient cruisers
that occupy the middleweight class. The rather nebulous middleweight class
comprises motorcycles broadly ranging in engine size from 500 cubic
centimeters, or cc, to 1000 cc.
Executives at your company are now
interested in motorcycles with larger motors and would eventually like to
produce motorcycles in the touring class, specifically designed to excel at
covering long distances with motors larger than 1100 cc. The proposed target
market for these larger motorcycles consists of males between the ages of 35
and 60 in global markets. Price points for the larger motorcycles cover income
ranges from $55,000 to $100,000. Management has decided that your company will
meet the objectives stated herein within the next five (5) years. During the
proposed changeover, the company will continue to manufacture the middleweight
cruisers to serve its existing clientele.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper
in which you:
1.Select one (1) of the types of project organization that would
suit the development of the larger touring class motorcycles. Outline the
process steps that your company would take in order to develop the motorcycle.
Provide a rationale for the response.
2.Recommend one (1) strategy to the senior executives that the
organization might use to balance short- and long-term needs. Specify the
crucial resources that you would need as a project manager to run the existing
business interests at the same time that the business changes to the production
of touring class motorcycles.
3.Suggest the project management leadership style that is most
conducive to overseeing the operation of the business growth plan.
4.Recommend at least three (3) risk mitigation strategies to
address project plan details that might be forgotten or overlooked. Justify the
5.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note:
Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.