Question;Course Project: Huntsville ProjectObjectiveThis course project gives you the opportunity to practice by planning a project, from the onset with a project charter to an established project schedule and related artifacts. This course project will make the course content "come alive" through application of the principles from the textbook, course materials and threaded discussions. Each week, you will have course project assignments that will be related to the TCO(s) aligned to that particular week.Grading RubricsWeekDeliverablesTotal Points% AlignmentWeek 1Review course projectReview MS Project tutorials0 points(not Graded)0%Week 2Create Project Charter (15 points)Create Scope Statement (15 points)WBS (15 points)45 points18%Week 3Create project schedule and align resources in MS Project (35 points)Answer Essay questions (40 points)75 points30%Week 4Updated MS Project with Project cost (15 points)Answer Essay questions (30 points)45 points18%Week 5Create Risk Matrix and Response Plans (15 points)Create Communication Plan & discuss (15 points)Create Meeting Agenda for Progress Meeting (15 points)45 points18%Week 6Discuss Organizational Structures (20 points)Write a self reflection essay (20 points)40 points16%Total250 points100%Project BackgroundJohann Seitz founded the SEITZ Corporation in 1984. The main products of the firm were small- to medium-sized plastic bottles and containers, used mainly in the food and dairy industriesAs the company continues to grow, there are many projects that are identified and need to be prioritized based on the mission and strategic plan. The key elements of the strategic plan, ranked according to priority, with #1 being the top priority, are as follows:#1. Double total sales within the next decade.#2. Develop and market new products based on the company's plastics experience.#3. Reduce dependence on equipment suppliers.#4. Reach first or second in regional market shares.#5. Attain a national presence in the container industry.#6. Increase productivity.In January 2010, the board of directors of SEITZ Corporation decided to select an investment project that would best achieve the strategic goals in the next fiscal year. The project that was selected is the construction of a new plant in Huntsville, Alabama.Walter Seitzis the Project Sponsor. $2,750,000 has been budgeted for this effort, and it should begin by April 18, 2011 and should be fully operating by June 30, 2012.For this project to be successful, the board expects the following deliverables to be in place:Select resources such as: Architect, Real Estate Consultant, and General ContractorRecruit and Train Managers for Huntsville PlantCreate a Pre-Production and Production PlanCreate a Building Concept and DesignProcure Building Site, Permits, and Appropriate ApprovalsConstruct the Huntsville Plant BuildingLandscaping on SitePersonnel Recruiting for Plant OperationsProcure Equipment, Raw Material and Truck FleetInstall EquipmentCreate Product Distribution Plan and Pre-Production PlanStart Up Production and DistributionThis board does not expect the following items to be a part of this project:Geothermal HeatingSolar Powered Electric FeedMulti-Level Parking GarageIn-House Food CourtConstruction of Separate Distribution FacilityTo help launch this project, the preliminary project team consists of strong functional leaders.Steve Pokorskiis the Vice President of Operations, and Joe Downs, is the Director of Plant Engineering.Rhonda Smith, the regional sales manager and her marketing director,Mary Doonan, have also been aligned to initiate this project.
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