Competency Evaluate the concepts of work breakdown structure, coding, forecasting, and scheduling as project control functions.
You are assuming the role of the project manager for a company called SuperPacks to provide a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. Your customer for this project is the U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations. As the project manager for your team, you will be submitting to your manager a project management report.
As the Project Manager, your manager has asked you to prepare a report on unplanned events that have occurred. You have been asked to present this report to a group of managers, and should discuss your course of action for two unplanned events (below) that have occurred for SuperPacks. You will need to analyze the impact of these events in your project management report as a presentation; this can be PowerPoint, Prezi, or any presentation tool. Make sure you address the following questions in your presentation as you will be giving it to the management team.
Discuss your analysis on the following events:
- It is discovered the refrigerated module is too large for the designed refrigerated backpack pouch. What is your course of action?
- The subcontractor assigned to build the radio module for the backpack has shut down. What is your course of action?
- Discuss four areas affected by these unexpected events. Three of the areas of the project affected by the events should include changes to budget, human capital, and impact to schedule.
- Identify one additional area affected by these events.