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Week 3 – Final Project
Final Project Management Plan
Watch this video with Dr. McKay II, Associate Faculty of MBA, discussing part one of the assignment. Project Management Professional (PMP)® | Introduction | Project Quality Management – Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsBNJR8860A
Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
Review Chapters 9, 11, and 12 from the course textbook, Contemporary Project Management. – See Attachment
Read Are You Throwing Money in the Trash? Occupational Risks, Environmental Hazards and Operational Inefficiencies in Waste Management are a Triple Threat to your Bottom Line (Links to an external site.). – See Attachment
Read Exploring the Value of Risk Management for Projects: Improving Capability Through the Deployment of a Maturity Model (Links to an external site.). – See Attachment
Watch PMP® | Introduction | Project Quality Management (Links to an external site.).
As the project manager for International Logistics Services (ILS) new logistics services in your selected country (PERU), you have previously completed a project charter and elements of a project management plan (PMP). In this final assignment for the project management portion of this course, you will develop a complete PMP using your work from the prior two weeks and new work for Week 3.
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review prior assignments, including instructor feedback, discussions, reading, and your research.
To complete the Final Project Management Plan, you may modify the previously submitted scope baseline, schedule baseline, and the project budget. Then, develop a final plan for submission to the director of logistics services (DLS), the country business development manager, the country human resources manager, and the project team.
In your Final Project Management Plan,
Appraise your Week 2 project scope. (Include the final scope in this PMP.)
Appraise your Week 2 project schedule. (Include the final schedule in this PMP, and include an appendix showing the detailed schedule in ProjectLibre and copied to a PDF file).
Appraise your Week 2 project budget. (Include the final project budget in this PMP, and include an appendix showing the detailed budget in an appendix,
Discuss your leadership approach for this project bearing in mind the culture of the country the newly acquired logistics service is in.
Recommend an approach to allocate human resources to the project and any trade-offs with day-to-day operations.
Describe the solutions to improve operations, reduce waste and costs, and ensure a safe work environment and contribution to protecting the planet.
Create a risk management plan.
Describe your approach to ensure high quality results are delivered.
Describe how change control will be managed going forward.
Summarize the PMP for senior leadership.
Include solutions that may appeal to Walmart.
Again, use the discussions and assignments in Weeks 1 and 2 to complete the Final Project Management Plan. Take the opportunity to improve prior work based on feedback from the instructor and your own appraisal.
Assume that the proposal outlined in the Proposal for New Project Requirements Role-Play discussion forum this week was deferred.
The Final Project Management Plan paper
Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (not including appendixes, title, and references pages and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource. APA Style headings should be included for each item.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.).
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed, or credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
3 Important Documents to look at in the files : Please use these three documents and any other documents that you see fit to use.
The main course documents is # 2 and # 3. I have also loaded my Week 1 Assignment to give you an idea.
Barkley, B. T. (2014). Modern project management. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education. – See attachment
University of Arizona Global Campus. (n.d). Project management case study—Logistics service improvement project Download Project management case study—Logistics service improvement project. Canvas@UAGC. https://login.uagc.edu – See attachment
Kloppenborg, T. J., Anantatmula, V., & Wells, K. N. (2019). Contemporary project management (4th ed.). Cengage Learning
Chapter 7: Scope Planning
Chapter 9: Resourcing Projects
Chapter 11: Project Risk Planning
Chapter 12: Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff.
Week 1 Assignment – See attachment
Chapman, R. J. (2019). Exploring the value of risk management for projects: Improving capability through the deployment of a maturity model (Links to an external site.). IEEE Engineering Management Review, 47(1), 126–143. doi.org/10.1109/EMR.2019.2891494
Penny, J. (2018, January 1). Are you throwing money in the trash? Occupational risks, environmental hazards and operational inefficiencies in waste management are a triple threat to your bottom line (Links to an external site.). Buildings, 112(1), 48–51. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/buildings
iZenBridge Consultancy Pvt Ltd. (2018, March 2). PMP® | Introduction | Project quality management [Video file]. https://youtu.be/nsBNJR8860A
This video provides information about project management quality and will assist you in your Project Quality Management Design Approach Role-Play discussion forum and Final Project Management Plan assignment this week.