Project Execution, Control, And Closure Proposal Overview
This is the final of three assignments that, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project li
Project Execution, Control, And Closure Proposal Overview
This is the final of three assignments that, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project life cycle relevant to your selected project.
At this point, your project sponsor has approved your project proposal and has asked you to come up with a proposal for the execution, control, and closure for the project.
Write a 4–6 page paper in which you:
Provide a brief summary of your project.
Identify and discuss your project’s greatest challenges (at least three) and provide a recommendation for addressing each of the challenges.
Examine how you manage your project performance via earned value management (EVM).
Identify at least three key EVM metrics you will use for your project.
Discuss your plan to properly close your project when it is over.
Use at least three academic resources for this assignment. Use the Strayer Library to conduct your research. These resources should be related to your chosen project and the content you provide in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality references
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Develop a proposal to communicate project execution, control, and closure strategies to a specified audience.
REVISED PROJECT PROPOSAL
Revised Project Proposal
BUS 375: Project Management
August 29, 2021
Revised Project Proposal
The Ghost Kitchen Business Project is centered on providing a dependable business for the hospitality industry. This action would be possible after the project uses insight acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic that creates understanding of how too much dependence on traditional business structures caused economic downfall. The project’s aim is to ensure business productivity by facilitating food delivery at all times depending on client requirements. Using ghost kitchens is the project’s mandate to ensure technology gets harnessed effectively to facilitate communication with clients in diverse geographical locations. Implementation of the project would be a viable business venture since the CDC’s guidelines for managing COVID-19 require limited public movements. The new organizational culture for the business would increase customer satisfaction and health requirements.
Involvement of a marketing, IT, and financial and acquisition teams would be suitable in promoting cohesion of all departments for the project. It would be possible to handle all measures of improving customer requirements and the possibility of finding suitable clients. Assessment of the project reveals that there are diverse requirements based on the need to handle specialized personnel and their critical activities that would generate the project’s requirements. Collaboration among all functional departments is thus imperative to facilitate major organizational change and the possibility of gaining stakeholders’ expectations. Brand growth would be possible as the project works with UberEATS to gain the required market knowledge.
Project Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives of the project involve gaining critical capability of handling customer requirements. First, exploitation of current COVID-19 restrictions would allow the project to gain competitive economic advantage. This would be possible by facilitating food delivery options for different meals depending on client needs. Second, reduction of costs of restaurant operations and expansion to other regions would be possible after the project uses research to generate development. All the marketing, IT, and financial and acquisition teams would facilitate proper development of the new structure since costs would be reduced after switching to food delivery. Third, obtaining a dependable consumer base would be possible as the ghost kitchens create diverse meals depending on client preferences. Having timely delivery would improve customer satisfaction.
More goals are suitable for ghost kitchen based on the current economic environment. First, creation of social media advertisement on common social networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter would connect the new project to many clients. Advertising would be possible by creating videos, trending messages, and frequent posts that connect to millions of social media users in close proximity to the company’s delivery location (Voorveld et al., 2018). The second new objective is to ensure customers are aware of availability of full course meals prepared by qualified persons at the Ghost Kitchen locations. In this way, increase in customers would be possible and facilitate major market share increase for the project.
Key Project Milestones
The first key milestone for the project is achieving more than one thousand customer signups from the social media advertisement methods using a one-week period. In this way, it would be possible to harness the capabilities of the time-bound social media advertising to allow Ghost Kitchen an improvement in its market presence. The fact that the project aims to collaborate with UberEATS creates connection to the key milestone since customers would be aware of how UberEATS operates. Receiving full course meals or fast food from Ghost Kitchen would major economic development. The second key milestone is employment of private cooks to facilitate preparation of full course meals. This is imperative for the entire project as there would be a suitable method of handling food preparation and connection to client requirements.
The third key milestone is to open up new locations for Ghost Kitchen in other states to facilitate an improvement in market share. There would be a manageable method assessing project requirements by gaining competitive advantage in other states that do not offer diverse food delivery options. In this way, there would be an effective place for Ghost Kitchen to gain in the market and satisfy consumer requirements. The fourth key milestone is to work with restaurants and food delivery companies that require an advertising platform. In this way, there would be a high likelihood of gaining increase in market share as the new stakeholders facilitate creation of awareness of the project’s activities.
The project timeline would involve different activities each having a specific time-bound periods for completion. Implementing a deadline for each time period would be suitable to ensure connection of all project requirements to the expected implementation period. The first task is for the finance team to determine methods of handling the entire project’s activities. It would be possible to facilitate this by assessing all teams and performing financial projections suitable for internal team activities. The required time period for the task is two weeks. The second task would be creation of mobile applications would get performed for a maximum period of eight weeks. The interface would be ready to allow customers to sign up, make an order, and view the delivery process until the food reaches their homes.
The third task is the marketing team’s activities that would get created in line with the final Ghost Kitchen mobile application. Generating marketing messages would take two weeks after the app’s final test and use the images to connect to clients. Creation of videos of how the app works would get involved in the marketing team’s activities. Improvement of the marketing teams tasks would involve working with social media networks to ensure the message reaches target audiences. Having a two-week period for the entire marketing process would facilitate major improvements for Ghost kitchen’s activities. The fourth task is for the finance team to determine the full project costs after
The projected cost for the mobile applications creation is approximately $40,000 (Dogtiev, 2021). It would be possible for the app to be compatible with Android and iOS smartphone users. Costs for advertisements would be approximately $1000. It would be imperative to use the budget for all social media advertisements since there would be an effective method of finding suitable accounts to advertise the company’s products. Costs involving payment of all personnel would be $100,000 since the teams mentioned would involve many persons with different levels of expertise. In this way, it would be possible to handle internal development for the entire professional environment of the project.
Once all internal project activities get performed, there would be a dependable method of handling Ghost Kitchen’s activities. Involvement of persons with suitable expertise would be the best process of implementing all requirements. Adherence to all project timelines would facilitate attainment of all goals in regard to the capability of gaining suitable outcomes for the project’s mandate.
Dogtiev, A. (2021). App Development Cost (2021). Retrieved 28 August 2021 from https://www.businessofapps.com/app-developers/research/app-development-cost/.
Voorveld, H. A. M., Noort, G., Muntinga, D. G., & Bronner, F. (2018). Engagement with social media and Social Media Advertising: The Differentiating Role of Platform Type, Journal of Advertising, 47:1, 38-54, DOI: 10.1080/00913367.2017.1405754