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Rasmussen College Final Project Management Report Assignment

Rasmussen College

Question Description

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.

Instructions

Having 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 America
  • Company size (employees): 100
  • Product: Backpack with built-in refrigerated pouch and radio module
  • Awarded quantity: 200 units - 100 assigned to Ground Forces / 100 assigned to Special Operations
  • Program Budget: Proposed award: $1,500,000
  • Customer: U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations Unit
  • Award date: Current Date
  • Completion date: Two years from current date
  • Delivery schedule: 100 units, 12months ARO (after receipt of order). 50 units every 3 months after first delivery
  • Milestone 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 review

Expected Result from Senior Management

  • On-time delivery for the three stated product deliverables
  • Desire to complete the total program under the stated budget of $1,500,000
  • All milestones accomplished by due dates listed
  • Supplemental contract for future additional units (backpacks)

You will be submitting to your manager, using the Final Project Report Template (template is attached) in Microsoft Word or similar, a project management report, which will include the following:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Project background/project overview
  3. Major activities/milestones
  4. Project closure synopsis
  5. Project metrics performance
  6. Project management issues
  7. Project closure recommendations

Unformatted Attachment Preview

[Company logo] DOCUMENT INFORMATION Project Name: Project Manager: Version Prepared By: Period Covered: Date Author Change Description Project Final Report Executive Summary • Include the following information: o Project name and type, project description, project accomplishments, funding, completion date, and any additional information Project Background / Project Overview Major Activities / Milestones (Reference the project overview in the course project introduction) Activities / Milestones Main Activity Planned Time (days) Actual Time (days) Time Deviation (days) Major Reason for deviation Project End Project Closure Synopsis • • Is the project being closed because all project objectives and deliverables have been met? Or is the project being closed for other reasons (loss of funding, shift in strategy, customer’s demand, etc.)? Project Metrics Performance Goals and Objectives Performance • Did the project achieve the goals set in the beginning of the project? Milestones and Delivery Performance • Summarize the milestones in the milestone chart listed above Budget Performance • Make an assumption on the final project budget outcome Project Management Issues Human Resource Management Make assumptions on the following: • What resource needs changed during the project? • Outline the steps to be taken in shifting project resources to other projects. • Explain how project knowledge (IP) from project team members will be captured and retained for future projects. Risk Management Refer back to week 4 (evaluating project risks) • Summary of project risks and any outstanding risks remaining Customer Expectations Make assumptions on the following: • Were the customer expectations met? If not why? Any outstanding expectations remaining? Lessons Learned Make assumptions on the following: • What went well • What could have been improved upon Project Closure Recommendations Make assumptions on the following: • Any recommendations to the project team or the organization’s senior management team. The main recommendation stated in the report would be to obtain project closure. Project Final Report Approvals Prepared By __________________________________ ([Job Title]) Approved By __________________________________ ([Job Title]) __________________________________ ([Job Title]) Approval Date __________________________________ ...
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Final Answer

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RUNING HEAD; PROJECT MANAGEMENT

DOCUMENT
Project Name:

Backpack with built-

INFORMATION
Prepared By:

in refrigerated pouch
and radio module
Project Manager:

Version

Period Covered:

Date

Author

9/15/2017

Project Management Report

2 years
Change Description

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RUNING HEAD; PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Executive summary

As the assigned project manager to a new project that has been awarded to my company
SuperPacks, a small defense contractor located in the United States of America to provide a new
backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module to the customer the U.S.
Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations.

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RUNING HEAD; PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The project has been awarded a proposed budget of $1,500,000 and was designated to be
completed two years from its commence date. The delivery schedule has been 100 units,
12months ARO, 50 units every 3 months after first delivery. Reviews will follow subsequently 6
months after the initial project review.

Project background/project overview

As a project manager at SuperPacks Company, I have been assigned to provide a new backpack
product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module the U.S. Army, Ground Forces and
Special Operations. This project will take a maximum of two years for completion with a stated
budget of $1,500,000.

This project will require a team of about 70 employees to oversee its completion. These
employees will be subdivided into teams focusing of different par...

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