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Final Project – Stage 2
|Group Final Project – Stage 2|
Final Assignment – Group Assignment (35% of overall grade) – Two Staged Project
The group project is a dynamic exercise designed for students to develop project management skills. The project will provide you with experience in managing the myriad variables routinely encountered in project management, and will provide you with realistic problem-solving and decision-making scenarios. Most importantly, the project will give you the opportunity to practice various tasks of project management, adopting a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach that emphasizes active learning.
In this group project, you will complete the assignment in two stages. Stage 1 consists of students completing Part 1 and Part 2 (15%). Stage 2 requires students to complete Part 3 and Part 4 (20%).
NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only).
Required Element to include in the Final Assignment – Group:
You are in project manager on the Extreme Pogo Stick (XPS) project for your company. Your project is to develop a pogo stick capable of reaching heights of fifteen feet. The company has president, Dave Armstrong, feels there is a potentially strong market for the XPS. He predicts that it may be suitable for X-Games and potentially in the Olympics. However, Dave is very concerned that the XPS be brought to market quickly so that it can capture market share. But he also wants the XPS to be engineered so that it maximizes the potential for athletes to complete the significant tricks without damaging the system or themselves.
Part 1 and Part 2 are complete at this point.
Dave Armstrong is concerned about the schedule that you have provided him. Dave had told customers that the XPS would be ready before the forthcoming Pogopalooza Xpogo World Championship Series on March 17, 2017.
After a staff meeting with Dave Armstrong, the Directors of both Marketing and Product Development have provided a list of personnel whom they can make available for specific tasks in an effort to reduce the project schedule to meet the March 17, 2017 deadline.
Prepare recommendations addressing the following concerns:
Dave Armstrong has asked you to meet with him in his office. He continues to be concerned about the schedule. From a business perspective, he believes that this project will allow him to capture and hold 80% of the market but only if the project can (1) meet the March 17, 2017 deadline, and (2) meet all the performance expectations. He states that he has been briefed on two different methods of doing a project: Critical Chain Project Management and Agile Project Management. Based on your work to date on planning the project, he wants you to frame an approach that examines what you have done to date, and compare that approach with both Critical Chain and Agile. He wants your recommendation on which approach will best meet the company expectations. He wants you to specifically address cost, schedule, scope and quality for each of the methodologies, and to recommend the best approach for this project in a white paper of no more than 8 pages.
Required Formatting of Project:
|May 6, 2018 8:59 PM|
Rubric Name: Written Assignment (20%)