Assignment 1: Project Proposal – upgrade from PC to Mac for 500 users in the office of financial recourses for the center for diesse control and prevention
Note: Use the project you selected in the Week 1 Discussion to complete this assignment.
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This is the first of four assignments which, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project life cycle relevant to your selected project. As you move forward with future assignments, all different components of the project are constructed leading to a final compilation, and presentation, of your project.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
- Propose a project idea, and explain a selection method for selecting the project (i.e., financial or non-financial method). Provide a rationale for your proposal.
- Construct the objectives of the project in terms of a problem which it solves or an opportunity which it capitalizes on.
- Create a scope statement (using the template on page 105 of the textbook) for your project. Make sure to include all necessary components of the scope statement. See scope statement below
- Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
- Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Analyze corporate strategy and the project life cycle phases to define the project and initiate a project plan.
- Apply the concepts of project management to prioritize project portfolios and align the projects with corporate strategies, culture, and organization.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management.
- Write clearly and concisely about project management using proper writing mechanics.
Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.
Class, here is a breakdown of the scope statement. This comes from the scope statement on page 105. I want everyone to understand that a scope statement contains specific elements so that the project stakeholders understand what is included in the project and what is not.
PROJECT OBJECTIVE To construct a high-quality, custom home within five months at cost not to exceed $700,000 on lot 42A in Greendale, Oregon.
(Notice: the project objective is in S.M.A.R.T. format. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound)
A 2,200-square-foot, 2½-bath, 3-bedroom, finished home.
A finished garage, insulated and sheet-rocked.
Kitchen appliances to include range, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.
High-efficiency gas furnace with programmable thermostat.
(Notice that the deliverables are very specific to the project.)
Permits approved—March 5
Foundation poured—March 14
Drywall in. Framing, sheathing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspections passed—May 25
Final inspection—June 7
(Notice: Milestones have specific dates. Milestones are specific events on your time-line.)
Home must meet local building codes.
All windows and doors must pass NFRC class 40 energy ratings.
Exterior wall insulation must meet an “R” factor of 21.
Ceiling insulation must meet an “R” factor of 38.
Floor insulation must meet an “R” factor of 25.
Garage will accommodate two large-size cars and one 20-foot Winnebago.
Structure must pass seismic stability codes.
(Notice: Technical requirements are very specific. These become your project success metrics.)
LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS
The home will be built to the specifications and design of the original blueprints provided by the customer.
Owner is responsible for landscaping.
Refrigerator is not included among kitchen appliances.
Air conditioning is not included but prewiring is included.
Contractor reserves the right to contract out services. Contractor is responsible for subcontracted work.
Site work limited to Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Notice: these are specific to the actual project. All projects will have some type of limitations (outside of the project scope but can have an impact) and exclusions (those items the project does not cover)).
CUSTOMER REVIEW John and Joan Smith
(If the project is for you, then include yourself as the customer as well as any other family member. If the project is for a customer, then you need to list those individuals.)