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Strayer Bus375 week 4 assignment




Question;Assignment;2: Project Motorcycles;Due Week 4;and worth 250 points;You;are a project manager for a medium-sized manufacturer of motorcycle cruisers.;The engines in motorcycle cruisers, like the ones you manufacture, are usually;categorized by size rather than the number of cylinders. In the past, your;company has successfully manufactured and marketed the best-selling of these;fuel-efficient cruisers that occupy the middleweight class. The rather nebulous;middleweight class comprises motorcycles broadly ranging in engine size from;500 cubic centimeters, or cc, to 1000 cc.;Executives;at your company are now interested in motorcycles with larger motors and would;eventually like to produce motorcycles in the touring class, specifically;designed to excel at covering long distances with motors larger than 1100 cc.;The proposed target market for these larger motorcycles consists of males;between the ages of 35 and 60 in global markets. Price points for the larger;motorcycles cover income ranges from $55,000 to $100,000. Management has;decided that your company will meet the objectives stated herein within the;next five (5) years. During the proposed changeover, the company will continue;to manufacture the middleweight cruisers to serve its existing clientele.;Write a;six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you;Select;one (1) of the types of project organization that would suit the;development of the larger touring class motorcycles. Outline the process;steps that your company would take in order to develop the motorcycle.;Provide a rationale for the response.;Recommend one (1) strategy to the senior executives;that the organization might use to balance short- and long-term needs.;Specify the crucial resources that you would need as a project manager to;run the existing business interests at the same time that the business;changes to the production of touring class motorcycles.;Suggest;the project management leadership style that is most conducive to;overseeing the operation of the business growth plan.Recommend;at least three (3) risk mitigation strategies to address project plan;details that might be forgotten or overlooked. Justify the selection.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.;The;specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;?;Design an organizational;structure, staff a project office, and establish a communications system to;effectively manage projects.;?;Analyze the role of executive management in;the life of a project.;? Apply;the project manager?s critical skills, in terms of project leadership, team;building, time management, conflict management, and effective communication;with executive sponsors, peers, team members, and project clients.;?;Use technology and information resources to;research issues in project management.


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