MGMT 412 unit 5 Group Project


Deliverable Length: 

Now that you understand the full project lifecycle and how all the pieces fit together, go back and prepare to present your project plan by slide presentation. Portions of the deliverables will be completed by the group; others will be completed by the individuals—see the table following. It must have a consistent look and feel, and there should not be any redundancies, contradictions, or gaps. The document and presentation must flow as if one project manager created all of it.

Create a slide presentation with speaker notes that will provide a comprehensive summary of the project plan (20–30 slides with speaker notes). It will be presented to the project sponsor and other members of senior management and should be organized as follows: 


Project Section


To Be Developed By


Project Plan Overview

Provide an introduction to the   project. Develop the project charter and identify the project sponsor and   customer. Describe how the project will be measured for success.

Describe the components of the   project plan, how it will be used throughout the project, and its benefit to   the sponsor.

Entire group


Project Scope 

Describe the scope of the   project—the major deliverables as well as the items that are not part of the   scope. Be sure to address the full scope, not just the area addressed in the   earlier activity.

Describe how scope will be   approved and how changes to the scope will be documented, reviewed, and   approved.

Individual contribution


Project Leadership and   Communications

Identify the sponsor,   stakeholders, and key customers involved in the project. Describe any special   considerations for staffing the project. Based on the structure of the   organization, describe how staffing changes will be identified, escalated,   and resolved.

Illustrate the communication   structure—escalation, reviews, approval, and information. Be sure to address   all the audiences, not just the ones identified in the earlier activity.

Individual contribution


Project Schedule

Use a work breakdown structure or   similar tool to explain the major activities to be completed as part of the   project. Describe the major milestones for the project. For each milestone,   identify the associated deliverable, the approximate effort involved in   creating the deliverable, and the people involved. For two of the milestones,   detail the activities to be completed to achieve the milestone. Be sure to   address dependencies, duration, and resource effort.

Describe how changes to the   schedule will be identified, escalated, and resolved. 

Individual contribution


Project Budget

Describe the budgeting process   that will be used for the project. Identify the components of the budget, the   items that will need to have costs associated with them, and the mechanisms   that could be used to estimate the project.

Describe how changes to the budget   will be identified, escalated, and resolved.

Individual contribution


Project Risks

Describe the possible risk events   for the project. Identify the high probability, high-impact risk events. For   each of those risk events, identify the possible actions to mitigate the   risk. 

Describe how changes to the risk   management plan will be identified, reviewed, and approved. 

Individual contribution


Project Metrics

Describe the metrics that will be   captured throughout the project for schedule, budget, utilization, and status   components. Describe the frequency with which the metrics will be captured   and how the resulting analysis will be applied and communicated.

Individual contribution


Potential Barriers to Success

Describe what may adversely affect   the project’s ability to succeed. Consider the amount of change, attitudes   toward project management, cultural differences, different priorities by   business unit, etc.

Individual contribution


Actions for Success

What can be done to remove/reduce   the barriers identified?

Individual contribution


NOTE: Each student in the small   group should select one of the following barrier categories and develop the   barriers and actions sections: Logistical barriers Communication and        decision-making barriers Scope and complexity barriers Leadership and staffing        barriers Priorities and goals barriers Cultural barriers 

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