Task: Project Management Theory
- Deliverable Length: 3-5 pages
- Details: Your next step in the project management process is to create a work breakdown structure for the trade show. The WBS should include all the tasks and their dependencies. The result should be a project task list created using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
Objective: Recognize and achieve basic competency in technical areas of project management including PERT, CPM, Gantt, Work Breakdown Structures, and other forms of project planning and control. Create a project plan from given elements of a project scenario.
This project will be based on a task that has been assigned to me by a client, where I have been given the task not only to showcase the product but to manage the event of trade show for the organization in most effective and efficient manner. Our plan defines the tasks that must be done by the project team over the length of the project. It includes a breakdown of tasks, dependencies, task budgets, task start and finish dates, task duration, and resource assignments. All of these components will allow benchmarking the project’s progress against the time and resources I have allocated to the project which helps keep it closely within budget and on time.
It encompasses all the deliverables the project manager creates: scope definition, project schedule, team roster, budget, communication plan, quality management plan, and change control mechanisms. It is a document that is created at the start of the project and maintained by the project manager throughout the project’s life cycle. It is important because it defines the strategy, or direction, that the project manager will follow to successfully deliver the project. It is a critical communication device to the sponsor, customers, and team members. The project plan also serves as a record of leanings for future projects. There are many advantages to project management with a project plan:
- It helps the project team stay on task and meet deadlines.
- It provides a common frame of reference, foundation, and documentation for stakeholders, the team, and management.
- It helps ensure that all project areas that need addressing are covered.
- It provides consistency, professionalism, and agreed upon expectations.
Thus our plan will help in achieving the overall mission of the organization to showcase as one of the best textile machinery manufacturers.
Description of the Project:
I have been given the task of managing the trade show event for our organization’s product. Our product is industrial machinery catering to the textile manufacturers. This trade show is an exhibition of all the prominent machinery manufacturers catering to various industries. This is one of the largest trade shows in the US and will attract the buyers, industrialists from through out the globe. Our organization is one of the biggest machinery manufacturers specifically catering ...
This solution clearly illustrates, in about 1460 words, how to complete a project management plan for the trade show in question. A Word document file is attached and contains charts which pertain to this question. As well, some references are provided for further research.