Charter [CLOs: 1, 2]
Scenario: Roto Air
You will be working with the following scenario throughout this course. You are
free to make reasonable assumptions when facts have not been provided, but do
state them as you complete the assignments.
You are a project manager for Roto Air, Inc., a successful manufacturer of
autonomous rotorcraft (drone helicopters) headed by CEO Jackie Copperfield.
You work at the research and
development facility in central New York and have been given the assignment of
transitioning the manufacturing processes for the newest product, the Quick
Drop 100, to its permanent manufacturing site in central Florida.
The Florida plant is non-union, has
lower property taxes, and lower utility costs than the New York location.
You will be sharing an existing
building owned by Roto Air and used for assembly of other similar products.
While floor space has been allocated for your product, the specialized
machinery and tools must be procured. One of these machines is to be custom
built and has a lead time of 5 months.
Normal support functions such as
human resources, facility maintenance, and manufacturing engineering are
already available in Florida.
A manual with the product assembly
instructions and specifications is needed for training the new manufacturing
technicians and will remain your responsibility to complete.
An appropriate budget of $1M has
been approved for first year transition costs. Annual savings from the move are
expected to be $250,000 per year. The budget is controlled by John Golden,
plant manager in Florida. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in the new
location six months from today.
You have a well-qualified team of
four other employees that are free to travel as needed from their New York home
to Florida. Although the team members have worked on many projects, they have
not worked together before. Team members are Jackie, Ken, Jose, and Shawn.
Upon successful transition you will
return to your responsibilities in New York.
This week you will complete the project charter. Various publications and
organizations have differing contents for a charter; however you will be
working with the outline preferred by Roto Air. Using the information provided,
complete the steps below.
- Compose a business case for transitioning the product
- Prepare a scope statement for the transition project.
- Identify the most logical project sponsor and justify
your choice with at least two supporting reasons.
- Identify the top level project schedule.
- Identify the overall budget.
- Specifies at least one state or national safety
standard that the manufacturing operation must comply with and explain the
reason for its selection.
Your paper must be 900 to 1200 words
in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Contextual
(Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. You
must cite at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library in
addition to the textbook.
Carefully review the Grading
Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your