MGT 437 Week 2 Team Assignment - Project Proposal Paper - Copy
MGT 437 Week 2 Team Assignment - Project Proposal Paper - Copy
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Running head PROJECT PROPOSAL PAPER Project Proposal Paper University of Phoenix MGT437 Parking Garage Project Proposal 2 Parking Garage Project Proposal Giving the government due credit is a rare and unpleasant act but modern day project management is a product of the United States government Meredith amp Mantel 2006 Improving efficiency over a typical functional structure project management gives management the freedom to delegate work to the project manager while maintaining focus on every day operations The purpose of this paper is to propose a parking structure by describing the need for the project identifying stakeholders defining goals establishing a time and budget listing performance criteria and developing a Statement of Work SOW Background and Statement of Need A downtown professional building owned by a real estate firm houses several offices for lawyers a dentist and other private businesses However congestion in the downtown area is becoming a problem A parking lot exists next to the professional building and owned by the same real estate firm but the parking lot fills quickly and its size is not adequate for the number of people visiting the professional building daily Although the downtown is a desirable location parking has become such a problem that many businesses in the professional building are experiencing a decline in new clients and frustration from existing clients is mounting Constructing a parking structure in the parking lot next to the building will increase the lot s holding capacity The addition of a parking structure in a high traffic area of downtown will help to reduce the congestion experienced by business owners and clients alike Restoring order to an overcrowded downtown will increase consumer confidence by encouraging new clients to conduct business with the various firms that reside in the downtown professional building Parking Garage Project Proposal 3 Project Stakeholders The main stakeholder in the garage project is the customer The customer owns the property and has made the decision to build a garage on this site The customer will be kept apprised of the progress and milestones of the project Additional stakeholders in the project are the funders and the sponsors The funders too will need to be kept apprised project The city government will be heavily involved in the garage the project manager will need to acquire permits for the various activities such as pouring concrete adding electricity for lights installing water for a sprinkling system The electric and water city works companies are stakeholders A survey should be performed to determine the boundaries of the property and whether or not easements are existent An architect will draw up the plans for the garage using blueprints Additionally the labor involved will be concrete workers electricians city plumbers The labor force may each be in a different labor union and have different requirements for insurance and wages The supply chain for concrete materials electrical supplies fencing and water piping are to be considered stakeholders also Finally included in the list of stakeholders are the inspectors who will inspect the project along the various milestones Defining Goals Concerning project goals in relation to triple constraint projects can be broken down into three categories or factors time cost and scope When time cost and scope is clear as well as precise the project manager is put to use to facilitate within the values of the aforementioned factors Changes to the scope time and cost are inevitable unforeseen events occur risk Parking Garage Project Proposal 4 transpires and the project manager must work diligently to minimize these unexpected circumstances to complete the project A typical project will fail when one does not make adjustments to cope with the change in environment The goals of this project are to fall in line with time maintaining a sufficient number of employees on site to stay on schedule with timelines in relation to the contract Scheduling the construction company to fence the property lay concrete and prep the parking garage for the electrical company as well as the plumbing crew is crucial The dependency relationship between the Construction Company electrical team and plumbing company is of the upmost importance and the project manager will explain the importance to the general contractor overseeing the aforementioned company s Cost is an important factor to stay on top of because lack of resources can impede the productivity of the project Manpower materials and unexpected circumstances may affect the cost factor of this project so maintaining a balance between quality and quantity is of the essence to minimizing cost and satisfying the stakeholder s The scope of the project is adjustable to cope with unforeseen events e g political in uence economy and resources Leaving the scope of the project open for change will leave room for exibility in case risk or any other event transpires Time The project for the parking structure is estimated to take at least four months to build this estimate includes bad weather An important step in building parking structure is to have the correct dimensions prior to starting the building of the parking structure Project Stakeholders will need to calculate the costs and materials for the project in advance Stakeholders do not want Parking Garage Project Proposal 5 to be halfway through the project and realize the project cannot be completed because of lack of planning Budget A complete budget will include all of the expenses need to complete the project The budget will include the purchase of the required permits and surveillance of the property Supplies to be included in the budges are the materials to make concrete These supplies are concrete aggregate rebar construction scaffolding lighting fixtures wiring electrical fixtures fencing piping for a sprinkling system signs paint and elevator equipment The materials to install a ticket system and a payment system will be required The scale of the garage is determined in the blueprint and the amount of concrete needed will be calculated from the square footage outlined in the blueprint The labor will be a major factor in the budget The labor force includes the architect the project manager and various managers for the different labor forces required including concrete construction workers truck drivers electricians plumbers elevator installers ticket machine installers and painters The union workers are part of the labor budget Insurance for accidents should be included in the budget A 10 to 20 contingency for the variable costs should be added to the budget Performance Criteria When looking at the completion of the parking garage one needs to know if it will be easy to use and will it have accessibility at many different points to move in and out without a log jam of cars this is a main point for the project to ensure functionality The next criteria is how many vehicles will this parking garage have space for Will it function only for the Parking Garage Project Proposal 6 employees of the building or will the customers be able to use the same parking garage at the same time In addition looking at the cost will there be any special features to this garage such as elevators or something special such as elevators Further it must be decided if there will be a fee to park in the garage to help supplement the cost of building Statement of Work The statement of work SOW will consist of the following Blueprints The blueprints in relation to structural drawings and specifications according to city ordinances will need approval by the city BidBid Approval Placing the project out for bid the bid is to attract general contractors willing to take on this parking garage project Upon approval the general contractor will supply a 100 of the contract bid performance bond A performance bond guarantees the project manager that the general contractor will perform 100 of the contract according to blueprint specifications timelines and city regulations The general contractor will be 100 liable for the contract and the bond will suffice the project manager along with stakeholders in case the general contractor defaults on his or her contract General Contractor The general contractor will be in charge of the production of the project The general contractor will stay on top of deadlines and report any unforeseen circumstancesrisk to the project manager He or she will hire sub contractors in the field of construction electrical and plumbing The general contractor and project manager will hold weekly meetings keeping each other upto speed on the production of the project as well as milestones reached Parking Garage Project Proposal 7 SubContractor Each subcontractor will perform his or her duties within specifications of the blueprints and any updated city ordinances Project Manager The project manager will frequently visit the location of the parking garage site The project manager will incorporate contingency planning for the parking garage as well as approvedeny general contractor suggestions in relation to contingency planning The project manager will keep the Summary The parking garage will offer a variety of benefits Businesses will see an increase in foot traffic because customers will have the luxury of parking in the area in which he or she shops versus dealing with the lack of parking spaces along the city streets The parking garage will alleviate traffic jams in the streets and provide a clean as well as safe environment for individuals to park their cars This parking garage will generate a significant ROI return on investment to stakeholders because this area of the city has little or no available parking for consumers residents as well as employees Another benefit the stakeholders will notice is that parking garages require minimal maintenance Stakeholder s pay a small monthly maintenance fee and avoid the numerous headaches owning a condo or any other residential property brings Consumers will be pleased with the luxury parking facility the reasonable rates as well as the surveillancesecurity officers patrolling the establishment Parking Garage Project Proposal References Meredith J R Mantel S J 2006 Project Management A Managerial Approach 6th ed New Jersey John Wiley amp Sons Inc Absolutely excellent Don t change a thing Great topic for a project Total points 5 points
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