Assignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project Plan

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20140203180707project_managemen1.docAssignment 4: Project Motorcycles – The Comprehensive Project PlanDue
Week 8 and worth 300 points
Note: This assignment is a continuation from Assignment 2.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which
you:
1.Describe the project scope and project management
plan. Align your plan to the overall strategy that you had recommended to the
senior executives in Assignment 2.
2.Analyze the type of staff that your company would
need in order to make the manufacturing switch to motorcycles with larger
motors.
3.Prepare four (4) team-building strategies for
handling the newly formed team. Discuss the manner in which the strategies that
you have prepared may positively or negatively affect productivity within the
company. 
4.Analyze the role of the project manager that this
project would require. Examine three (3) characteristics of an effective project
manager that are relevant to this particular expansion project. Provide a
rationale for the response.
5.Emphasize the importance of identifying critical
path on projects and the manner in which one would allocate resources to all of
the activities on the critical path.
6.Outline the elements of the Work Breakdown
Structure (WBS) and pricing and costing strategy.  Delineate the fundamental
ways in which the project in question is composed. 7.Develop the following using
designated project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project):
a.Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
b.Gantt chart 
c.Assigned ResourcesAttach the project file that
contains the items that you have developed.
8.Use at least three (3) quality references. Note:
Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.