Bus 517 Ass. 1 Project Proposal

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ASSIGNMENT #1

PROJECT PROPOSAL
Children’s Miracle Network
Torch Relay

STUDENT: LANG
July 22, 2012

STRAYER UNIVERSITY
BUSINESS 517: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Appendix

Date:July 20,2012Proposal: 1Representative: Linda Lang

Project Classification: Strategic

What business problem does the project solve?
Raises Funds for Research and Services Needed in local communities Social Awareness brought to persons and areas unfamiliar with services available

What are the major deliverables of the project?
Funds raised in specified amount
Organizational statement declaration
Database of all entities involved in project

What is the impact of not doing the project?
Probable inability to raise needed funds for research and services needed by communities Limited Social Awareness of research and services provided to local communities Stakeholder Dissatisfaction

What are the risks associated with project?
Financial
Liability
Organization's Reputation
Weather

How will success be measure?
Financial Goal will be to profit $2,250,000 minimum
Market Analysis Reveals
Database Extension

Estimated cost of project?$900,000

How long will project take? 69weeks

Signature: (Client) Date: July 22, 2012

Project Proposal

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a project proposal. I will first begin identifying the project followed by the key elements that will be included in the project proposal. First, I will state the type of project and identify the business problem it will solve. Second, I will introduce three major deliverables of the project. Third, I will assess the impact of not doing the project as well as three major risks of doing it. Fourth, I will assign measurement criteria for each deliverable that will be used in the project. And last, I will give estimates regarding the cost and timeline involved with the project. Project Identification

The project that I have chosen is a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network in Georgia. For many years the Children’s Miracle Network has used the concept of a torch relay to get persons both inside and outside the medical field to help raise awareness, funds, and resources for the Children’s Miracle Network. The relay design for the Atlanta market will involve 3 days which will be convened over a weekend period and will include an opening ceremony, significant break points each day, an ending ceremony each day, and a final closing ceremony that will conclude the torch relay. The relay will take place in the fall month of October over the third weekend. These dates are chosen impart because this weekend on record tends to be the driest of the year. (Average Temperatures For Atlanta, 2011)

The financial objective of the torch relay will be to raise funds for the Atlanta Children’s Miracle Network. The funds raised through this venture will go toward research as well as enhance the services that children receive locally. Project Deliverables

In order to answer this section, I will first start with defining project deliverables. When beginning the initial stages of a project, goals need to be defined. Once the goals are determined then the overall scope of the project can begin to form. It is impossible to define your deliverables if the project manager doesn’t know what the stakeholders, end users, or the client wants. (Scheid, 2010) Once the goals of a project have clearly been defined then the process or procedures will be outlined and the project deliverables will be defined. Deliverables should also be prioritized based on project elements and include realistic timelines based on definition and importance. (Scheid, 2010) To determine project deliverables the project manager...
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