scope control system and the communication mechanisms

Assignment Objectives

Construct a project plan (based upon the core planning processes) that is focused on customer needs, that effectively balances project and organizational objectives with stakeholder satisfaction, and that addresses the nine project management processes areas

This project consist of also questions or discussion board questions. Please submit the project as a whole (while labeling the parts- part 1, 2 etc..) Complete each discussion boards as well on a separate paper/word document. Fyi Each Discussion boards questions flow sequentially with the project.

The Scenario for this Project is as follows:

Company Background

PROVISION Healthcare Technologies manufactures patient image wands (hardware with underlying software) used by healthcare providers (primarily hospitals and physician offices) as part of larger systems to test and monitor patients’ body functions. The wand has been on the market for ten months and a new release of the wand’s software isn’t expected for another eight months. The company is approximately 150 people total, and has been in existence for just over five years. They have several products on the market, but the newest is by far the most complex product they have created. They are privately-owned and are financially stable.

Project Background

New government regulations have just been issued regarding patient safety. PROVISION must modify the wand software to incorporate this new functionality within six months or face steep fines. PROVISION has decided to move up its next wand release to meet the government deadlines. It has also decided to incorporate some new functionality and make some software fixes as part of this release.

Project Team

You have been named the project manager. You are from the Product Development department, from the Software team.

The project will require a cross-departmental team:

Department

Operational Responsibilities

Project Responsibilities

Product Development

Assist with customer service / help desk calls.

Software team: designs, makes, and tests modifications to the software.

Hardware team: tests the new software against the current hardware to ensure it still works.

Product Manufacturing

Produces the product.

Designs and develops product packaging, including release notes and upgrade instructions.

Product Distribution

Fills customer orders.

Tests installation and upgrade procedures.

Sales & Marketing

Sales team – sells the product, manages accounts, etc.

Marketing team – delivers marketing campaigns, updates the Web site, etc.

Sales team: provides input and subject-matter expertise around the wand’s functional requirements.

Marketing team: develops and delivers the marketing campaigns to promote the wand; will be responsible for preparing customer communications and updates to the corporate Web site.

 

Discussion board Intro:

Based on your own business experience and the documents above- discuss how various organizational structures, cultures, and management impact the project management process.

Project Part 1:

Create the outline of the document. Identify each of the sections and write a paragraph describing the contents of each section. Describe the level of formality for review and approvals of the project plan.

Discussion Board Question1 ( Related to the project)

In your role as project manager for the PROVISION Healthcare Technologies project, you report to the Director of Product Development, Terry Smith. Terry has forwarded you a few emails about the project and asked you to schedule an overview meeting with the project stakeholders.

Describe who you will invite to the meeting. Be sure to identify the stakeholders of the project, provide your rationale for selecting each role, and describe any potential conflicts that may arise as the organizational system of the company conflicts with the needs of the project.