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NutroBalance Case Study Project
Advance Program Management
PM587
June 03, 2012

NutroBalance Case Study Project
Section 1
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Memo
To: Mr. Gerard
From: Cornelius L. Davis
CC: Professor William Shackelford
Date: 1/1/2010
RE: Section 1, Memo – PM587 Case Study
In response to your email concerning the NutroBalance project I have established the data you requested as follows. The start date will be Monday, February 22, 2010 and is scheduled to be completed on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (Completion within 117 days). The critical tasks consist of WBS ID 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, and 13. See charts below for detailed display. Keep in mind the schedule will be maintained unless unexpected events occur that effect our critical task path, if that happens it will also move the project completion date out further. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact me.

Section 2
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Memo
To: Mr. Gerard
From: Cornelius L. Davis
CC: Professor William Shackelford
Date: 1/25/2010
RE: Section 2, Memo – PM587 Case Study
This email is concerning the NutroBalance project that is introducing a new product targeting women who weight lift and perform cardiovascular exercise with the UltraMAX pill supplement. A brief recap of the project details consists of a start date of Monday, February 22, 2010. Your guidelines were to complete the project within 150 days; initially I projected the project to finish within 117 days, with an estimated completion date of Tuesday, August 3, 2010. The estimated cost for the project is $57,160 based on the additional resource data you provided.

There were initial resource constraints in the first 6 WBS Task ID’s, which were associated with Elvira and Wendel’s activities. Due to the necessary leveling there was a domino effect that resulted in a critical tasks change to WBS ID 2, 4, 9, 11, and 13; pushing three critical tasks out further. The affected WBS Task ID’s include 9, 11, and 13. WBS Task ID 11 and 13.. Nutrobalance Case Study

Case study for NutroBalance.

Purpose

The purpose of this case study is to get you used to incorporating Microsoft Project charts and reports into your project’s progress reports. By now you should be able to work through the mechanics of loading tasks, predecessors, resources, and costs into MS Project. But the real challenge facing project managers is how to interpret the data in MS Project and how to make it “useful” for you and your stakeholders.

In this case study you will be given a scenario and asked to load the project information into Microsoft Project. However, the purpose of this case study is bigger than just properly loading the Microsoft Project file. This case study requires you to interpret the MS Project results and incorporate the issues and results in your communication with key stakeholders. Your output of this case study explores the “softer” side of project management, including how to communicate your results to your key stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

The point of the case study is to show you that projects experience change over time, which forces you, the project manager, to modify and adapt your project. This case study is broken into three sections, Sections 1, 2, and 3. In each section you will be given some information on your project and then asked to “respond” to some of your stakeholders. Even though there are three sections in the case study, you will only submit ONE document, due Week 6. This document will include your answers for all three parts of the case study. [NOTE: Do not be confused! It is very important that you understand that while the case study is broken into three sections, you will not be submitting your answer to each section separately, and you will not receive feedback from your instructor after each section. Rather, you...
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