Identifying problems, solving it by practical projects, formulating problem statements, designing a project charter and explaining the project objective in detail.
M.A. van Rensburg
STUDENT NO: 77899741
DAPM01M - 807109
20 May 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: LITERATURE STUDY
2. REAL PROBLEMS SOLVED BY PRACTICAL PROJECTS
3. PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR PRACTICAL PROJECT
4. PROJECT CHARTER
PURPOSE - BREAK- UP INTO PROJECT OBJECTIVES: DESCRIBED BY WHAT, HOW & WHEN TO BE ACHIEVED
REAL PROBLEM SOLVED BY PRACTICAL PROJECTS
A CAT TLB 422E was hired by a client to do firebreaks on his farm. The TLB was transported to the farm. The client started with the excavations on the firebreaks with no problems on the CAT TLB. On day 2, halfway thru the day the TLB was heating up and a strange noise came from the gearbox. The client phoned the Plant manager, Stefan Hugo who resorted in doing the following to solve the problem by a practical project:
PROBLEM STATEMENT FOR PRACTICAL PROJECT
Our aim to be one of the leading national plant hire & management companies in South Africa. We want all of our vehicles to be without defects or breakdowns. Our clients must be aware of the quality of our service and vehicles and availability thereof. As well as the cost effectiveness of our company. The most important aspect to JJG Plant Hire is our customer satisfaction. (Vision)
To may breakdowns result in fewer customers satisfied in our services, which means less income for the company. If we ignore this problem, more and more expenses are going to be spending on the repairs of our vehicles, which again means dissatisfied customers, and less income for the company.
On site mechanics that is certified in heavy earthmoving vehicles, repairs should be on standby all the time and be available for “on-site” repairs.
The Project Charter describes the project vision, objectives, scope, organization and implementation plan. It helps you to set the direction for the project and gain buy in from your stakeholders as to how the project will be organized and implemented. It will also help you to control the scope of your project, by defining exactly what it is that you have to achieve. To define a Project Charter, take these steps: Step 1: Identify the Project Vision
Vision: The first step taken when defining a Project Charter is to identify the project vision. The vision encapsulates the purpose of the project and is the defined end goal for the project team. Objectives: Then based on the vision, list three to five objectives to be achieved by the project. Each objective should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound (SMART). Scope: With a clear view of the Vision and Objectives of the project, it’s time to define the project scope. The scope defines the formal boundaries of the project by describing how the business will be changed or altered by the project delivery. Deliverables: Then you need to describe each of the deliverables that the project will produce. Step 2: Describe the Project Organization
The next step is to identify how the project will be structured by listing the customers, stakeholders, roles, responsibilities and reporting lines. Customers: First, identify the project customers. A customer is a person or entity that is responsible for accepting the deliverables when the project is complete. Stakeholders: Then identify the project stakeholders. A stakeholder is a person or entity within or outside of the project with a specific key interest or stake in the project. For example, a Financial Controller will be interested in the cost of the project, and a CEO will be interested in whether the...
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