Building Project Management
You and your project team must develop a new project (product or service oriented) for your organization Examples of past projects include: • building a new house; • wiring all the equipment in the College of Business; • demolishing existing space and then building the 40,000 windows café in the UHD library; • building a platform in the Gulf; • customizing an existing space for a) clothing store, b) restaurant, c) bar, d) neighborhood recreational facility, e) pet boarding facility, etc; • organizing and putting on a) sports tournament, b) live concert, c)wedding, d) company gala, etc.; • building a backyard patio, pool, kitchen, etc. • designing & producing garments and conducting a fashion show • tearing out and rebuilding of patient areas and lab space in a local hospital The above represents only a partial list. The best topic for your team is one for which you have contacts! The keys are that it interests you and you have some confidence in your team’s ability to find information on the project requirements and costs, specifically direct labor costs by which your budget will be generated. You will need the types of resources (people) required for each task as well as task durations. Overall, the project should have 150+ tasks and have an anticipated duration of three months. Choose carefully, because although your professor will guide you in the initial brainstorming sessions, the decision is up to the team. You and your team will complete the following items regarding your project, including a background analysis and project narrative, a project overview, a discussion of project objectives, and description of your general approach, and a discussion of project constraints. For now, use these elements to focus on a big-picture analysis of your intended project. Details can wait until later.