University of Sunderland
BA (Honours) Business Management
Subject : SIM 335 Managing Projects
2. Project management process
3.1 Network diagram
4. Managing the life cycle
4.1 Phase 1 - Feasibility study
4.2 Phase 2 - Planning stage
4.3 Phase 3 - Execution stage
4.4 Phase 4 - Commission stage
5. Potential Problems
7. Personal and management skill
Company should need a large office that it can increase our competitive in market. According to the trend of economical in present, raise, so we are decided to reconstruct the internal operation structures. The top management decided to open a new head office, increase manpower and create new production line that can take care at smaller scale in future. The new decision can carry an advantage to take care more level of customers, to establish the new brand in market, to increase market share and productively and to improve employee morale.
In this report, there are three options suggested for the client’s consideration. First, they can consider long term leasing the office. Second, they can choose to construct a new building. Third, they can purchase exiting premise. Potential problems would be further discussed. 2. Project management process
“Project objective may have been refined from the company
objective” refer to Field and Keller ( 1998 )
We are complete the project successfully through the critical stage and project lift cycle within $ 1 million budget and 52 duration days, measurable by project committee.
There is a general approach to handle the project management that contains several steps. The first step is concerns which it is essential to have time and budget in the mind. Here, there are three options for client to select.
Long time leasing of building is easy to get the result under control but it is not a long term solution. According the trend of commercial, the rent is continuous increase that can bring the highly cost of operation. Purchasing an exiting building is fast to process but may be too expensive. On the other hand, the building may be not suitable for every one and business. Construct a new building is high investment but long term. We can choose the most suitable location. It does not effect by down trend of economical and own the building for long time investment. 2.2 Stages
The next step is called stage. The project shall be executed when the recommended idea is accepted. Since the project is very important investment for the company, in order to keep the progress make sure all stage is met ISO9001 certified. The first stage shall be to form the project committee. Top management shall be select one person to take the role of project manager. Then, all department head shall be involved to 4
meeting. A variety of requirement is collection from other department. With the ideas of the department head, it is easy to select and research the suitable location. It can fit the need and within budget. After selecting the location with agreement of the committee, a construct legal contract is made. Also, design the hardware and organization layout according with the requirement of the department. We are preparing space to add the new hardware in future. Select the vendor to provide the removal service. Arrange the engineers to solve the problem when the facilities cause the problem in first days. After all things are done, the final report is needed to communication with committee.
Then, the following step is processes. Keep check process of project is very important. For examples, to establish the project committee, the member of committee shall be recommend...