Managing a Successful Business Project plan Assignment

Managing a Successful Business Project plan Assignment

Managing a Successful Business Project plan Assignment

Planning Basis

Scope

The project plan will be developed in order to conduct the research to identify the positive economic, cultural, and ethical impacts of globalisation on different business functions within organisations. The project will include the research related to topic and analyse the data collected related to the topic of the research. The activities of the project will be undertaken within the estimated cost and time for the project[ CITATION Mar185 \l 1033 ]. The goals of the project are to identify the effect of the globalization upon the organizations in context to the areas that our business economics, culture, and ethics. The information related to the research topic will be delivered as a deliverable on the right time.

Milestones

The milestones of the project are

Milestone

Description

Delivery Date

Business Case Approval

The Business Case has been documented and was approved by the Project Sponsor.

08/11/2018

project charter approval

 

The project charter has been documented and was approved by the project sponsors

30/11/2018

project plan approval

the project plan has been documented and was approved by the high management of the project

18/01/2019

selection of the sources for the secondary research

the selection of the appropriate sources of the secondary research by the project team and approved by the project manager

19/02/2019

[ CITATION Jas18 \l 1033 ]

Phases

The main phases of the project are the project initiation phase, the project budget planning phase, the project execution phase and project closure phase.

Phase

Description©

Sequence

Project Initiation

 

The initiation phase will include defining the process for gathering the requirements, requirement analysis, creating requirement documents, project charter development, project scope definition, estimates of time, cots and resources, list of key stakeholders and project charter approval

Phase # 1

Project Planning

 

Project Plan development, scope statements, WBS, Performance baseline measurements project schedule plan, Resource management, supporting FM process plans and Project plan approval are included in the project planning phase.

Phase # 2

Project Execution

 

Conducting secondary research and selecting the sources for the secondary research are included in the execution phase of the project.

Phase # 3

Project Clsure

Contract closure, launching project lesson learned reviews, establishing process for archiving the project docs, archiving documents and conducting administrative closeout are included in the project closure phase.

Phase # 4

[ CITATION Rob15 \l 1033 ][ CITATION Bis181 \l 1033 ]

Activities

The major project activities are:

Phase

Activity

Description©

Sequence

project initiation


 

project

charter development


 

The project charter is produced in order to state the objectives of the project which includes the goals of the project, responsibilities and goals, identification of the main stakeholders and the authority of the project manager.

After defining the process for gathering requirements but before the business case aproval.

Project Planning

Work Break down structure

The work break down structure is developed considering all the phases of the project. It will help in demonstrating the sequences of the activities of the project in a simple manner.

It should be developed after developing the scope statement and before resource management.

Project Execution

Collecting the secondary data

The secondary data should be collected from different sources in order to meet the objectives of the research project.

It should be done before the analysis of the research data to meet objectives and after selecting the secondary data sources.

Project Closure

Archive documents

 

The archiving of the documents is important in order keep the records of the documents of the research project

it should be done before conducting administrative closeout and after establishing the process for archiving the project docs.

[ CITATION Ric18 \l 1033 ]

Tasks

Phase

Activity

Task

Sequence

Project Planning

Project Plan development

Explaining project plan to key stakeholders

Define roles and responsibilities

Develop a Scope Statement.

Develop the schedule and cost baselines

1st

 

2nd

3rd

4th

Project Execution

Conducting secondary research

identifying subject domain

identifying sources to acquire the information

Gathering existing data

Comparing the data from the different sources

Analyzing the data

1st

2nd

 

3rd

4th

 

5th

Project closure

 

Contract closure

accepting all work

monitoring work lists for ensuring their completion

paying all bills

1st

2nd

 

3rd

[ CITATION Wri182 \l 1033 ]

Effort

Task©

Effort

Explaining project plan to key stakeholders

Define roles and responsibilities

Develop a Scope Statement.

Develop the schedule and cost baselines

2 days

2 days

2 days

5 days

identifying subject domain

identifying sources to acquire the information

Gathering existing data

Comparing the data from the different sources

Analyzing the data

5 days

4 days

5 days

8 days

7 days

accepting all work

monitoring work lists for ensuring their completion

paying all bills

2 days

7 days

3 days

[ CITATION Pro185 \l 1033 ] 

Resources

Task©

Resource

Explaining project plan to key stakeholders

Define roles and responsibilities

Develop a Scope Statement.

Develop the schedule and cost baselines

Project manager

Project manager

Project manager and project team

Project manager and project team

identifying subject domain

identifying sources to acquire the information

Gathering existing data

Comparing the data from the different sources

Analyzing the data

Project manager and project team

Project manager and project team

Project team

Project team

Project manager and project team

accepting all work

monitoring work lists for ensuring their completion

paying all bills

Project manager

Project manager

Project manager and project team

[ CITATION Wri183 \l 1033 ]

Project Plan

Schedule

Dependencies

The following are the major dependencies in the project in order to accomplish the activities of the project in an efficient manner within the estimated time and schedule.

Activity

Depends on©

Dependency Type

project charter development

Create requirements documents

Finish-to-start

establish high level time, cost and resources estimates

project scope definition

Finish-to-start

WBS

Project Plan development

Finish-to-finish

Meeting the requirements of the research through analyzing the collected data

Collecting the secondary data

Finish-to-start

conduct administrative closeout

Archive documents

 

Finish-to-finish

[ CITATION Pro186 \l 1033 ]

Assumptions

It is assumed that:

1. All the activities related to the project will be accomplished within the estimated time and budget.

2. The project team will be responsible for making sure that the approval from the sponsors, management and the project manager is obtained on the right time.

3. The planning of the activities of the project will be undertaken by the project team and the approval from the project manager will be obtained after the development of project plan document[ CITATION Fah12 \l 1033 ].

Constraints

The identified constraints in the project are:

1. The project team should complete the activities of the project on time in order to deliver the complete project on time.

2. All the activities should be completed by the project team within the available budget.

3. The project manager should analyse the performance of the project in order to meet the objectives of the project[ CITATION Mar186 \l 1033 ]. 

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