Task 1 INTRODUCTION Read the attached “GenRays Case Study” before completing this task. SCENARIO GenRays recently implemented a new centralized system for finance, purchasing, logistics, and accounting. This system has provided cost savings and other benefits to the company. Management expects that similar business benefits would be possible with a new centralized Human Resources Information System (HRIS), which would include payroll functions. Currently a rather primitive payroll system is used, and small teams have been deployed to work in each company location to support local payroll and human resources functions. The proposed HRIS would replace this primitive one. GenRays management has asked you to act as the project manager and lead a project team to put together a plan for the HRIS project that will allow senior executives to determine whether they should proceed with the implementation of a new centralized HRIS. If the plan is approved, the executive sponsors indicate that you may begin implementing the approved plan after W2s are issued in the new year, but all system elements must be functional before year-end closing. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. A. Complete the attached “GenRays Project Management Tools Template” to document the project management tools that would be most useful for the HRIS project. B. Complete the attached “GenRays Project Charter Template” for the HRIS project. C. Complete the attached “GenRays Project Scope Document Template” for the HRIS project. D. Create a WBS Dictionary for the HRIS project that includes the following lists: • Work item definitions • Work item sequencing • Labor resource assignments for each work item • Work item durations E. Create a scheduling report for the HRIS project plan that provides a Gantt chart with the critical path highlighted within. Note: You may use the attached “GenRays Critical Path and Project Schedule Planning Tool” as a resource to help create your scheduling report for the HRIS project; however, your submission to TaskStream should not include the planning tool document. Your reports may be generated through a project management software product. Note: Please submit the report as a *.pdf (Portable Document Format) file. F. Discuss the impact of your decisions in parts D and E on the successful execution of the project, including the given points: • How the decisions were made • How the decisions affect project execution • How the project manager will focus attention on potential problem areas G. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. Task 2 INTRODUCTION Read the attached “GenRays Case Study” before completing this task. SCENARIO The management of GenRays has decided to adopt a Human Resources Information System (HRIS). With multiple offices and a local human resource office and payroll system for each location, management considers the current system functional but very inefficient and costly. The company recently implemented a new centralized system for finance, purchasing, logistics, and accounting. This system has provided cost savings and other benefits. Management expects that similar business benefits would be possible with a new centralized HRIS as well. You have been selected as the project manager for the new HRIS project. As the project manager, you will create the project team and create the plan that will be used to communicate necessary information to both internal and external stakeholders impacted by the project. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. A. Create an HRIS project team organization chart showing the potential positions needed to complete the project. 1. Describe necessary roles for each position on the HRIS project team and how they are organized. 2. Recommend a team member for each position on the HRIS project team. a. Justify your recommendation for each position. B. Complete a stakeholder analysis by doing the following: 1. Identify the key internal and external stakeholder groups, and briefly describe the characteristics that constitute membership in each group. 2. Describe the information and communication needs of 4–6 key internal and external project stakeholders that you will include in Part C1, the “GenRays Communication Plan Template.” C. Create a communication plan that addresses the information and communication needs of all stakeholders for the HRIS project by doing the following: 1. Complete the attached “GenRays Communication Plan Template” for the stakeholder groups you identified in part B1. 2. Discuss how the information you and your team are planning to communicate to different stakeholders about the HRIS project (i.e., your communication plan) meet the stakeholder needs you identified (i.e., stakeholder analysis). 3. Describe five appropriate topics that would be presented to the project stakeholders at the close of the HRIS project (e.g., information related to project implementation rather than closure). a. Identify, for each topic, which stakeholder groups will find the topic of particular interest to them. Note: This plan may include different report forms and content for different stakeholders. D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. Task 3 INTRODUCTION Read the attached “Xemba Translations Case Study” before completing this task. SCENARIO Xemba Translations has begun the process of trying to accommodate the increased number of telecommuters at the company. As the newly hired project manager, brought in to take over completion of the project, you have a milestone meeting scheduled with the project sponsor. A portion of the meeting will be focused on the current risks of the project. There was a risk assessment study done early in the project, but as it has now been several weeks since the project began, you determine that a new risk assessment should be conducted. The updated risk assessment matrix will help the team be aware of the current risks and the specific strategies you expect to use to mitigate those risks. The project sponsor is interested in keeping up to date on how the project is progressing. The sponsor is expecting documentation, including metrics, that breaks down how the project teams have been performing and what current issues need to be addressed. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. A. Create an addendum to the risk assessment matrix that documents five current risks to the project, addressing each of the following points for each risk: • Description of risk • Impact • Likelihood of occurrence • Degree of impact • Initial action to take if event occurs • Team member responsible • Strategies for prevention and mitigation B. Describe each of the metrics you would use to measure the project’s performance and how you would calculate each metric. 1. Justify why these metrics would be appropriate to use for this project, based on details from the case study. 2. Discuss your interpretation of the project’s current performance based on your calculations, using the metrics described in part B. 3. Analyze three problems that currently exist based on your B2 calculations by doing the following: a. Discuss how three distinct problems based on your B2 calculations could affect project execution and post-project success. i. Discuss your mitigation and/or removal strategy for the root cause of each of the three problems identified in part B3a so the project completes successfully. C. Prepare a formal executive summary (suggested length of 2 pages) for the project sponsor by communicating your recommendations as related to your risk assessment from part A and your recommendations from parts B3a-ai. D. 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