THIS IS 3 SEPARATE ASSISGNMENTS. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE THEM!!!
A project is temporary it is unique and it is progressive (Balakian & Bergmann 2009 p. 18).
Projects have a defined start and end date; they do not go on forever and do not repeat. Processes that are repetitive are operations not projects. Projects accomplish something new. While there may be phases or tasks within a project that have been done before the outcome will be unique. A project is progressively elaborated meaning that we can expect to learn more as the project progresses and the details of the plan and the requirements may change to meet the needs of the stakeholders (Balakian & Bergmann 2009).Select what you believe was a project that you have been a part of. Using the explanation above decide if it truly was a project or part of ongoing operations. Justify your decision. Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one additional professional or academic source. Use this weeks lecture as a basis for your post. Respond to at least two of your classmates posts. Provide examples or experiences to support your comments or position. Your replies should be between 100 and 150 words.
Thinking about the five phases of a project you have participated in give an example of an activity that took place during each phase. Briefly describe why a phase-gate review would be a desirable requirement in any project.Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one additional professional or academic source beyond the text. Use this weeks lecture as a basis for your post. Respond to at least two of your classmates posts. Provide examples or experiences to support your comments or position. Your replies should be between 100 and 150 words.
Project Charter [CLOs: 1 2]
Scenario: Roto AirYou will be working with the following scenario throughout this course. You are free to make reasonable assumptions when facts have not been provided but do state them as you complete the assignments.You are a project manager for Roto Air Inc. a successful manufacturer of autonomous rotorcraft (drone helicopters) headed by CEO Jackie Copperfield. You work at the research and development facility in central New York and have been given the assignment of transitioning the manufacturing processes for the newest product the Quick Drop 100 to its permanent manufacturing site in central Florida. The Florida plant is non-union has lower property taxes and lower utility costs than the New York location. You will be sharing an existing building owned by Roto Air and used for assembly of other similar products. While floor space has been allocated for your product the specialized machinery and tools must be procured. One of these machines is to be custom built and has a lead time of 5 months. Normal support functions such as human resources facility maintenance and manufacturing engineering are already available in Florida. A manual with the product assembly instructions and specifications is needed for training the new manufacturing technicians and will remain your responsibility to complete. An appropriate budget of $1M has been approved for first year transition costs. Annual savings from the move are expected to be $250000 per year. The budget is controlled by John Golden plant manager in Florida. Manufacturing is scheduled to start in the new location six months from today. You have a well-qualified team of four other employees that are free to travel as needed from their New York home to Florida. Although the team members have worked on many projects they have not worked together before. Team members are Jackie Ken Jose and Shawn. Upon successful transition you will return to your responsibilities in New York.Assignment:This week you will complete the project charter. Various publications and organizations have differing contents for a charter; however you will be working with the outline preferred by Roto Air. Using the information provided complete the steps below.
Your paper must be 900 to 1200 words in length (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. You must cite at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Online Library in addition to the textbook.