IT625 Milestone 3 Memo
Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) for the conveyor belt case study on pp. 651–652 of your textbook, Project Management: The Managerial Process.
Complete Part 1, developing the WBS and answering the question. Use Microsoft Project 2013 and save your file for future exercises.
CASE STUDY ON PAGE 651 - 652
Conveyor Belt Project Part 1 Guidelines
The new computer-controlled conveyor belt is an exciting project that moves and positions items on the conveyor belt within <1 millimeter. The project will produce a new system for future installations, and for replacement of those in the field, at a low cost. The computer-controlled conveyor belt has the potential to be a critical unit in 30 percent of the systems installed in factories. The new system is also easier to update with future technologies.
The Project Priority Matrix for the Conveyor Belt Project (CBP) is:
Time		Scope	Cost
Table A2.9 has been developed for you to use in completing the project exercises.
Develop the WBS outline using the software available to you.
Does this information (WBS) allow you to define any milestones of the project? Why or why not? What are they?
Remember: Save your file for future exercises!
Submit Milestone Three of your final project, a draft of the project charter. It should address the project objectives, strategy, and communications planning. This can be completed as a table or outline, but should be expounded on and polished for inclusion in the final project submission.
IT 625Final Project Milestone Three Guidelines and Rubric
Project Charter Draft
Overview: In this milestone, you will analyze the Medical Informatics case study in order to complete a draft of the project charter. The detailed guidelines for what should be included in your Project Charter draft are outlined below. You should use the headings provided in the outline as headings in your draft to ensure that you have considered all of the required elements. The purpose of these milestones is to provide the opportunity to complete pieces of your final project through the course of the term, and obtain instructor feedback as part of grading that you can then apply to your final submission. Keep in mind that your final project, submitted in Module Nine, will be composed of the information you have gathered in each of the five milestones, crafted into a comprehensive, cohesive, well-written, and professional project proposal.
Specifically, the draft of your project charter should include the following:
A. 	Project Objectives: Determine new project objectives based on an examination of company goals, needs, the project analysis, and corrective action requirements.
B.	 Project Strategy: Establish a general project strategy that will outline the overall path to the new project objectives and lead to successful completion, based on organizational and feasibility considerations. As you are developing your strategy, consider aspects such as:
1. The existing problem (description, impact, who is affected, cost of ignoring the problem)
2. The strengths and weaknesses of the internal environment
3. The opportunities and threats in the external environment
4. The best solution to the problem (feasibility study, alternatives)
5. The project payback period
6. The selection model
C.	 Project Communications Planning: Document who to keep informed about the project and how to keep them informed. Ideas to consider may include:
1. Who needs project information to make decisions and/or contribute to project progress (stakeholder analysis)
2. When the information will be provided
3. The information that is pertinent to stakeholders who contribute to the project’s progress (scope changes, action items, deliverables issues)
4. Where the information resides
5. How the information will be collecte