Susans Consulting Company (SCC) – Problem Overview|Essay helper
Posted: February 14th, 2023
- Describe the process that your team will use to elicit and decompose the requirements for the project
- Develop a Project Overview Statement document for the project
- Create a WBS for the project. Remember your WBS is a deliverable base, so there should be a section of your WBS which outlines our project management deliverables
- Using the following information develop a Gantt chart Optimistic EstimatePessimistic EstimateMost Likely EstimateApplication 14 months9 months6 monthsApplication 21 month5 months3 monthsApplication 35 months10 months7 monthsApplication 41 month7 months4 monthsApplication 55 months10 months8 monthsApplication 62 months9 months5 monthsApplication 75 months12 months7 monthsApplication 83 months13 months9 monthsApplication 94 months11 months8 months
- Describe strategies you can use to bring the project timeline to 12 months.
- Develop a team agreement
- Using your defined prioritization process, prioritize each application.
- Using the defined organizational structure, create a pictorial and narrative description of the organizational structure for the project.
- Identify at least ten potential stakeholders for your project.
- Identify at least five risks to include both threats and opportunities associated with the project. For each risk, please include the following information:
- Description of the risk
- Mitigation Strategy
- Describe the process your team can use to determine if the projects are making the appropriate revenue. Bright Dark Blues Grays Night
Team Assignment Susans Consulting Company (SCC) – Problem Overview
Susans Consulting Company (SCC) has been in business for ten years and has experienced a significant turnover in the project management group, which has prompted senior leadership to investigate.
A preliminary review by senior leadership has determined that Project Managers are frustrated with the amount of required project management documentation, which has impacted their ability to manage projects successfully.
A recent review of the project management process has determined that SCC has spent between 30-40% of its total project budget on projects’ overhead costs to include project management costs. A review of industry standards is between 5-15% higher than most companies. In addition, senior leaders found that projects are being delivered between 25% and 50% over budget and late 95% of the time.
Note: Project Management overhead includes the PM’s time managing the project, attending meetings, and developing the required documentation.
Request: SCC has reached out to your team because you are experts in defining project management processes and delivering projects on time. The SCC request includes the following:
- The development of a new project management process which at a minimum should include the following:
- The ability to track issues, risks, and changes
- The ability to view project activities to include the ability to view what has been completed and what activities the team is currently working on and what will be done over the next reporting period
- The ability to view the project costs to include what has been spent to date, baseline budget, any changes to the budget, remaining budget, and cost of the project at completion
- In addition, to building a new project management process, SCC would like you and your team to manage a project using the new process.
Step 1: Identify a project manager – this individual is responsible for the team assignment ensuring that team members are completing their assigned work and will be responsible for turning in the assignment.
General Note: Your instructor will act as the sponsor both for the project and for the methodology build-out. Any questions should be directed to me.
A preliminary review by senior leadership refers to an initial evaluation or assessment conducted by top-level management to determine the feasibility, suitability, or potential of a project, proposal, or plan. It is usually done before allocating significant resources or making any major decisions.
Senior leadership generally refers to the highest-ranking executives or officials in an organization or company, who are responsible for making important strategic decisions and setting the overall direction and vision of the organization. These individuals are typically part of the executive team and may include roles such as CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, or other top-level management positions.