Assignment requirements – based on the following Grand Wines Project case study.
As the project manager of this project, you are required to present an initial project report to the project sponsor that includes the following specific project outputs to show how you propose to implement this project:
Minimum suggested project management related deliverables include:
o Identification of milestones
o Scope of the project
o Schedule of the project
o Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
o Resource & Budget management
o Project risk management
o Project quality planning and management
o Microsoft Project file(s) submission
Case study – Grand Wines
You are an employee of Grand Wines Ltd and project leader of a proposed project to equip each of the company’s 20 sales representatives with a wireless data entry device by which they could instantly communicate customer orders to the company’s central sales database in Sydney. The sales representatives operate over all areas of NSW and service around 400 independent wine and liquor stores in the state.
Currently, the sales representatives complete customer orders manually and after leaving a copy with the customer, they forward the customer orders by mail or fax to the sales department in Sydney, where the orders are entered into the sales database and processed through the inventory system for shipment to the customer.
The problems with the current process are:
o At least one-day is lost in supplying customers with products because of the delays in getting orders into the system.
o Sales representatives do not know the latest inventory position of their products when they accept orders from the customer. Delays in delivery can result when orders are placed on “back-order” because of a lack of stock.
o Orders are often “lost” or entered into the sales database incorrectly through human error.
o The sales representatives and many customers are dissatisfied with the current situation. Competitive wine companies have improved their order systems and are outperforming Grand Wines Ltd in terms of delivery speed, order accuracy, availability of ordered stock and overall customer satisfaction.
Your CEO has stressed the importance of the project to the company and asked you to use your skills as a project manager to make sure the project is successful by following the relevant project management processes.
You have been assigned a project leader of this project. Your manager has given you guidance that the project needs to be completed within 6 months and that costs should be minimised wherever possible
Students are required to submit a project report describing their proposed project solution for the above task, along with all the appropriate Microsoft Project files.
All referencing in the project material must be in accordance with the APA style guide.