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Your new knowledge of project management and experience at Roto Air has earned you a promotion to a senior project manager. Roto Air has recently purchased a smaller company that is the current supplier of electro-mechanical assemblies used in the Quick Drop 100. After your first visit to the new company you find that there is no formal project management system in use and that local management is not aware of the advantages of using project management principles. Your assignment is to educate the new management team and prepare them to welcome and integrate project management skills and tools into their operations. To do so, you will prepare a persuasive, factual report that:
- Defines a project and project management and differentiates routine operations.
- Explains the benefits to the business of using project management methodology.
- Describes the role and importance of a project sponsor.
- Examines the benefits of using project teams and methods of developing them and improving communications.
- Outlines the project life cycle.
- Examines the importance of a project charter and its role in preventing scope creep.
- Justifies the need for using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
- Explains the importance of holding a kick off meeting.
- Summarizes the benefits and uses of project management software.
- Examines the benefits of professional certification and the role of ethics in project management.
- Describes the importance of identifying and mitigating risk in projects.
- Relates and gives examples of data driven decision making.
- Recommends whether a PMO is needed.
- Discusses the role of collecting and publicizing lessons learned.
- Summarize your recommendations.
- Must be 3500 to 4500 words in length, double-spaced (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Contextual (Level One) headings in the order listed from 1 to 14 above must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of report
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least eight professional and/or scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.