COURSE PROJECT 587
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PLAN
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA
CHANGE CONTROL APPROACH
REQUIREMENTS OF PMIS
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT PLAN
ASSUMPTIONS AND CONTRAINTS
RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN
Microsoft Corporation was founded by William H. Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, today Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest organizations worldwide in software, services and solutions that help individuals and businesses realized their full potential. (www.microsoft.com, 2013) Microsoft was establish in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979 they moved to Bellevue, Washington and they are currently located in Redmond, Washington. (www.historylink.org, 2000) Over the years the company have grown from have three employes to 97,106 employees worldwide. In 1975 they produced their first basic language software the ALTAIR 8800. They partner with IBM to produce their first personal computer with Microsoft 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0. The company have produce many software such as the Office suite of productivity applications, Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Office XP, Windows XP, Xbox game system, Tablet PC, Windows Vista, Windows 7and their newest software is Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface this is just to name a few of the products that was implemented by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft's software and technology products have made them one of the worldwide largest corporations in America.
At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and business throughout the world realize their full potential. We are committed to long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers.
The future goals for Microsoft are to stay ahead of its competitors staying in the current digital market place to expand it best financial achievement. With the launching of Windows 8 and Office 2013 this will help keep them ahead in the market place. (www.microsoft.com, 2013) Their future goals are to: * Build technology more perceptive and capable to act on their behalf instead of at their command with machine learning. * Create an up and running cloud service in ways that unleash astonishing new familiarity and opportunity for businesses and individuals. * Firmly launch one platform, Windows, across the line of servers, tablet, PCs and cloud to drive a flourishing ecosystem of developers, unify the cross device user experience, and increase quickness when bringing a new advancement to the market. * To launch new technology operating systems.
* Sell new products to their customers.
* Increase market share; beating competitors.
* Think of ideas of product.
PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA
As of means of reaching these goals, we are proposing the launch of the following projects: * Project A: Marketing Plan: introducing all of the new products and services being offered * Project B: A US Call Center: although a Microsoft call center is already in existence. A more localized center will create employment opportunities and expand the business. * Project C: Windows 9: with the new development of various other products, we need to stay competitive and ahead of the game. * Project D: Retail Store: the opening of a centralized retail store will also create more jobs, but make Microsoft more marketable and more approachable to its consumers.
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