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Rasmussen College Creating a Work Breakdown Structure Assignment

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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.


Work Breakdown Schedule

As the project manager, your role is to track and manage the projects you are working on; creating a Statement of Work and a Work Breakdown Structure are tools that can help you manage a project or projects. Below you will create a Statement of work consisting of the basics of the project(s) you are working on. Consider this similar to a business or marketing report, but this will define the project, project scope, and overall strategy of the project.

Part One
Statement of Work (SOW) Document:

Develop the project Statement of Work document to include the following information:

  • Business need
  • Product scope description
  • Strategic plan

Part Two
As part of your Statement of Work for your project, you will create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The WBS allows for project managers to compose all tasks of the projects into smaller components to ensure a more manageable project(s).

Develop the project Work Breakdown Structure using the WBS Template.

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WBS 1,0 1,1 1.1.1 1,2 1.2.1 1,3 1.3.1 1,4 1.4.1 Title Develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Review customer statement of work (SOW) Identify all project deliverables and milestones Forward a copy of the customer statement of work to the project team Begin development of the WBS Project team review Identify all top level work packages Identify all lower level work packages Project team approval Description Description of work to be completed / milestone Read and review the statement of work Highlight and identify all project deliverables and milestones associated with the project Forward a copy of the customer statement of work to all project team members Develop the WBS Set up a SOW team review with the project team Highlight and identify all top level milestones / deliverables identify all work associated with the top level milestones Set up a project team meeting for WBS review / approval Start Date 1/5/16 1/6/16 End Date 1/5/16 1/9/16 1/6/16 1/9/16 1/10/16 1/10/16 1/13/16 1/14/16 1/14/16 1/17/16 1/10/16 1/10/16 1/13/16 1/15/16 1/15/16 1/17/16 Total estimated days Point of Contact (POC) 1 3 Project Manager 0 Project Manager 1 1 1 1 1 1 Project Manager Project team Project team S. Johnson M. Jones Project team WBS WBS FOR SUPERPACKS Backpack with refrigerated pouch and radio module 1,0 Review SOW 1,1 1.1.1 BACKPACK 1,2 1.2.1 REFRIGERATED POUCH 1,3 1.3.1 RADIO MODULE 1,4 1.4.1 DELIVERY 2,0 2,1 2.1.1 2,2 2.2.1 2,3 2.3.1 2,4 2.4.1 3,0 PAYMENT 1ST MILESTONE PAYMENT 3,1 3.1.1 2ND MILESTONE PAYMENT 3,2 3.2.1 3RD AND FINAL MILESTONE PAYMENT 3,3 3.3.1 3,4 3.4.1 4,0 4,1 4.1.1 4,2 4.2.1 4,3 4.3.1 4,4 4.4.1 5,0 5,1 5.1.1 5,2 5.2.1 5,3 5.3.1 5,4 5.4.1 6,0 6,1 6.2.1 6,2 6.2.1 6,3 6.3.1 6,4 6.4.1 7,0 7,1 7.1.1 7,2 7.2.1 7,3 7.3.1 7,4 7.4.1 8,0 8,1 8.1.1 8,2 8.2.1 8,3 8.3.1 8,4 8.4.1 9,0 9,1 9.1.1 9,2 9.2.1 9,3 9.3.1 9,4 9.4.1 10,0 10,1 10.1.1 10,2 10.2.1 10,3 10.3.1 10,4 2.4.1 Description Start Date End Date 9/1/15 3/1/16 9/1/15 9/1/15 SuperPacks will design and construct a new backpack for the U.S. Army and Ground Forces and Special Operations. This process will be completed by the project team to keep the cost down. 11/1/15 12/1/15 Refrigerated pouch attached to the backpack. This backpack will enable our service men/women the opportunity to transport any item that desires refrigeration. The team in warehouse #2 will complete this part of the project by 1/1/2016. 12/1/15 1/1/16 Radio module attached to the backpack. The compact built in radio module can be used to conveniently transmit and receive radio signals between multiple devices. The team in warehouse #1 is expected to have this part of the project completed by 2/1/1026. 1/1/16 2/1/16 Completed backpacks inspected and delivered to the U.S. Army and Ground Forces and Special Operations 365 days ahead of schedule. 2/1/16 3/1/16 10/30/16 5/30/17 To complete 200 backpack units for the U.S. Army and Ground Forces and Special Operations. The compact built in radio module can be used to conveniently transmit and receive radio signals between multiple devices. Read and Review the SOW to make sure I understand the clear purpose of how, what, when, who and why. Understanding this information will ensure this project measures beyond my clients expectations. Payments will be a wire transfer from First Bank (customer's bank) to Bank of America, SuperPacks financial institution. First payment from the customer will be received on October 30.2016 as a wire transfer from First Bank to Bank of America. 10/30/16 10/30/16 Second payment from the customer will be received on January 30,2017 as a wire transfer from First Bank to Bank of America. 1/30/17 1/30/17 Third and final payment from the customer will be received on January 30,2017 as a wire transfer from First Bank to Bank of America. 5/30/17 5/30/17 Total estimated days Point of Contact (POC) 182 1 Tena Jones, PM 30 PROJECT TEAM/WAREHOUSE#1 30 PROJECT TEAM/WAREHOUSE#2 31 PROJECT TEAM/WAREHOUSE#1 30 PM/PROJECT TEAM 1 PM 1 PM 1 PM ...
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Assignment Title: Statement of Work (SOW)
Student Name
Course Name
Instructor Name
Due Date

Statement of Work (SOW)
Business Need
The U.S. Armed forces, Ground Forces and Special Operations involves the fact
that extraordinary operations require one of the kind methods of work, strategies,
methods, systems, and hardware. They are frequently led in threatening, denied, or
politically or potentially strategically touchy conditions, and are portrayed by at least one
of the accompanying: time-affectability, stealthy or clandestine nature, low deceivability,
work with or through indigenous powers, more prominent necessities for territorial
introduction and social mastery, and a higher level of hazard. Exceptional operations give
joint drive administrators and head of mission with discrete, exact, and adaptable
alternatives that can be synchronized with exercises of other interagency accomplices to
accomplish United States Government (USG) destinations. Center is as to the current
independent PC and programming applications. A proposition to introduce a modernized
system that will end up being advantageous to the developing firm is being asked. The
present system does not bolster the abilities related to a remote framework in this manner
obstructing the maximum capacity of current system innovation. It is likely that the
present system won't be upheld by cutting edge applications that will require expanded
data transfer capacity and a higher nature of administration. The U.S. Armed forces,
Ground Forces and Special Operations composes, prepares, and prepares SOF for
exceptional operations center exercises, and other such exercises as might be determined
by the President. Exceptional operations missions may incorporate more than one center
action. The exceptional operations center exercises are: immediate activity, exceptional
observation, countering weapons of mass obliteration, counterterrorism, unpredictable

fighting, remote interior protection, security constraint help, prisoner protect and
recuperation, counterinsurgency, remote compassionate help, military data bolster
operations, and common issues operations. By using COTS, the innovation needs of this
law office will spare a lot of assets while procuring the innovation that will empower
accomplishment in the field today. The innovation redesign activity will altogether
enhance the administrations of the U.S. Armed forces, Ground Forces, and Special
Product Scope Description
The scope of work for the usag...

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