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Custom Load Trucking

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HND COMPUTING Department of ICT Module: Project Management Assignment Title: Custom Load Trucking Submitted by: Josh Gardner For the attention of: Satnam Lall Date submitted: 25th January 2008 Acknowledgements Abstract/Summary Table of Contents List of figures / tables / diagrams Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the assignment 1.2 Procedures 1.2.1 How you are going to structure the project 1.2.2 What you are going to do 1.2.3 How you are going to do it Chapter 2 Project Proposal 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Problem 2.3 Summary 2.4 Details 2.4.1 Hardware and Software 2.4.2 Use of Product 2.4.3 Resources 2.4.4 Costs 2.4.5 Implementation 2.4.6 Deliverables 2.4.7 Timeline 2.4.8 Conclusions Chapter 3 Definition of Scope 3.0.1 Purpose of the Project 3.0.2 Benefits to CLT 3.0.3 Project Objectives 3.4 Key Success Criteria 3.0.5 Constraints 3.0.6 Areas of Risks 3.0.7 Project Roadmap 3.0.8 Resources 3.0.9 Completion Chapter 4 Plan and Gantt Chart Chapter 5 Team Structure Chapter 6 Review Stages - Project Chapter 7 CLT - Own Project team - Skills required Chapter 8 Development Criteria for Monica Chapter 9 Job descriptions Chapter 10 Advice - Managing Career Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 12 Critical Evaluation References Bibliography Appendices A A1 : A2 : B B1 : C D Chapter 1 Introduction 1.3 Introduction to the assignment Its Stewart Stockton's annual performance review and Monica Gibbons is an assistant vice-president of information systems. She prepares interviews and reviews Stewart's assignments and performances over the last year. Stewart is a up-and-coming systems analysts in the company and she wants make sure that she gives him solid advice on how to advance in his career. She is aware that of his strong desire to become a project manager and is willing to accept high levels of responsibility and his desire is certainly in agreement with the needs of the company. Custom Load Trucking (CLT) is a nationwide trucking firm that specialises in rapid movement of high-technology equipment. ...read more.

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It shows the waterfall methodology. Agenda's and minutes We had regular meetings on a regular basis this allowed us to keep the project on track as well as answering or guiding the employees into the correct direction. Below are five meeting agendas followed by the minutes. Chapter 5 Team Structure Team Structure Josh Gardner - Project Manager I will be the project manager and overall leader of the project. I will have to arrange all the meetings to make sure that all updates and questions are answered. These will occur on a regular basis. I will also have to make sure that every thing runs smoothly and that everyone meets deadlines and the requirements needed to provide and excellent working system for custom load trucking. Billy Fence - Programmer Billy will develop a GPS tracking program which will be able to track and communicate with the lorries that are installed with a GPS system. Billy will have a major part to do in this project because if the program is not created on time it will cause delays though out the project. Although Billy has the required software to create the program at home and at work. Dave Dodge - GPS Truck Installer Dave will be installing the GPS systems in the lorries. For Dave to meet his deadlines the GPS systems have to delivered on time so that he can install and test the GPS John Smith - Software Tutor John will need the tracking program completed and the new system installed in the office so that he can train all the staff and give them the required skills to use the system. Arthur Guinness - System Installation Arthur will need the new computer system to be delivered on time so that he can fully install the system and make sure it runs properly. The system will also need a test day where he can test that it runs the software correctly and that it will interact with the GPS. ...read more.

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If I was asked to improve the project I would probably employee a few more staff to help make the project run quicker and a lot easier. Chapter 12 Critical Evaluation The project itself was a success as I met all the objectives and aims that I specified in the project proposal at the start of the project. We had regular meetings to make sure that everything was ok and to see if we needed to make any amendments to the project or how we could make it better. We completed the project before the deadline which was one aim I had so that we could have a test week. Where we could test the system over a period of time. By using the waterfall methodology I found that we easily managed to keep on track with our objectives. By breaking it each objective down into smaller tasks it made the waterfall method look long, but it was about nine objectives that was broken down into fifty tasks. By creating a Gantt chart we could easily look at what stages we had to complete before our target completion date. By having our meetings we could gather the information for us to look at so we could be ready for our next task and objective. For the project I believe that performed well by guiding myself on a basic outline of the project. I made sure that we had regular meetings where we could discuss the project and how it was going. I made sure that every employee was ok with the situation they were in and made sure they understood all the tasks I have given them to do. Overall I made a good job of the project. If I could improve the project I would try to look at more high end equipment as well as more employees for the project so that it will not put as much pressure on the employees as they will have smaller more manageable tasks to deal with. ?? ?? ?? ?? Josh Gardner HND Satnam Lall ...read more.

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