Discuss your leadership approach for this project bearing in mind the culture of the country the newly acquired logistics service is in.

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

For this class, the Final Project Management Plan final project will apply toward Folio. Be sure to upload your management plan to Folio once you have completed it and share a link in your submission, in addition to uploading it to Waypoint to be graded. Learn more about Folio, Ashford’s ePortfolio tool, by viewing the Folio Quick Start Guide (Links to an external site.).

As the project manager for International Logistics Services’ (ILS) new logistics services in your selected country, 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, whether in ProjectLibre—if in ProjectLibre, copy to a PDF file—or MS Excel.)
  • 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 Ashford 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
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

LINKS TO READINGS:

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=0&sid=0d48ab2b-eaa3-4d3e-99dd-0fb3896477f1%40sdc-v-sessmgr01

https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/document/8607005

WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:

 

In this assignment, you will create a project management plan (PMP) baseline, which includes a scope (including a WBS), a project schedule, and a project budget. This assignment will be divided into four major elements, along with their individual elements.

For your assignment,

  • Develop the scope document in MS Word. The scope document should:
    • Create a scope description consistent with the authority granted in the project charter.
    • List the project deliverables that will enable resolution of the current problems in the current logistics operation.
    • Outline the acceptance criteria for each deliverable.
    • Establish the project’s limitations or boundaries.
    • Summarize the change control process that will be used during the project.
  • Create an indented WBS for five to 10 intermediate tasks using ProjectLibre.
  • Develop a project schedule using the WBS you have already created as the starting point. This should be completed using ProjectLibre. The project will start February of Year 0, and should finish in December.
    Note: Save your project schedule, including the Gantt chart, in ProjectLibre.

The project schedule should:

  • Start on February 1st and complete before December 31st of the year you are taking this class. That will be Year 0.
  • Identify the precursor activities as necessary.
  • Sequence the activities.
  • Indicate a single start and end date for each task.
  • Create a project budget. You may create the budget in ProjectLibre or in MS Excel.
    • If you choose MS Excel:
      • Copy your work in ProjectLibre to MS Excel:
        • Put the cursor in the upper-left box to darken all the columns, use “CTRL C” to copy the ProjectLibre content, and then paste into MS Excel.
      • Add another column for budget. Assign a budget to each task. You have full discretion to develop the budget subject to the following guidelines:
      • The total budget may not exceed $100,000.
      • Each task must be assigned a budget.
    • If you choose ProjectLibre:
      • You have full discretion to develop the budget subject to the following guidelines:
        • The total budget may not exceed $100,000.
        • Each task must be assigned a budget.
      • You may submit the project schedule and the resource breakdown structure separately if you choose.

Note: Save all your ProjectLibre work in a PDF. You may also save the project WBS and schedule from ProjectLibre in a PDF file, and save the budget in MS Excel. Save the project schedule and budget in ProjectLibre and MS Excel, as you will use this information for your Week 3 assignment.

Link to ProjectLibre:

https://www.projectlibre.com/product/1-alternative-microsoft-project-open-sourcec

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