Track Stuff Inc.
Learning Team A
University of Phoenix Track Stuff Inc.
Before approaching the project objectives, one must first understand a little background on the project. What is this company? Software Solutions started in Idaho as a small company, family owned. Through the 1980s, the company was able to provide reliable software solutions to its customers, creating one of the first user-friendly inventory tracking software solutions to the farmers. Each year, the need for this great inventory tracking software increased. Subsequently, new versions released each year. The company expanded its database software customizable to each of the users. The company was growing so fast that no longer could the small family support this software alone. After much thought the family decided it was time to rent an office space, hire outside help, and build a small help desk for software support. A successful project will ensure constant support for the product, reinforce customer confidence, and in return increase revenue.
Every day in the world, a project is taking place. From a company that decides to expand operations and needs additional space to an IT company creating software, one thing remains constant. These are projects, and as with many projects a systematic process exists, in order to identify all the tasks are accomplished and the project stays on track. Concerning the company Track Stuff Inc., the following eight phases are essential and in this paper are covered
The planning phase of any project is the heart of the project. At this point one must look into the future and see what the end goal of the project is. During this phase, three essential things take place:
• Project Objectives
• Mission and Goals
Without a project or objective what is a project? Debating this question could
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