Question: You will write a dream home’s project charter. One of the objectives of this project is for you to demonstrate appropriate information content that would be provided in a project charter.
You will write dream home’s project charter. One of the objectives of this project is for you to demonstrate appropriate information content that would be provided in a project charter.
For this project, you take on the role of the homeowners (project sponsor) creating a project charter for a new dream home.
The work on the project can be divided up into several main areas (let your imagination drives you through the assignment):
o 1) Landscaping (excavation, foundation, grading, driveway);
o 2) House Construction (frame, roof, siding);
o 3) Inside Work (floors, ceilings);
o 4) Infrastructure (electrical, plumbing, and mechanical);
o 5) Management (management activities); and
o 6) Other (inspections and milestones).
This assignment should be approximately more than 10 pages
Content of this project
2) Table of Contents: The Table of Contents must be generated using your word processor’s built-in ‘Table of Contents’ generation feature (found within the [Reference] Tab of Microsoft Word).
3) Project Background: In this section, you can provide relevant project-related information that would have been previously published and used as input to the project charter.
4) Project Purpose (Goal): Assume that the reader is unfamiliar with this project and provide a short (one or two sentences), a concise statement as to what the project’s purpose (or goal)
on your understanding of the term ‘project purpose’ and on how well you can practically demonstrate the use of that term as it relates to this project.
5) Project Objectives: In this section, you should state what your project’s objectives are. You should demonstrate between 3 and 5 objectives for this project. For this section, you will be evaluated on your understanding of the term ‘project objectives’ and on how well you can practically demonstrate the use of that term.
6) Project Exclusions (Out-Of-Scope Work): Identify examples of work that would be commonly associated with a project of this nature, but will not be completed as part of the project. In this section, you should list several out-of-scope items to demonstrate your understanding of this concept.
7) High-Level Assumptions: Provide 3 to 5 examples of high-level project assumptions that would impact the project planning. For this section, you will be evaluated on your ability to demonstrate the appropriate assumptions that would be relevant to the planning process.
8) High-Level Constraints: Provide examples of 2 to 3 external constraints that would have a direct impact on the project planning. Also, provide a very brief description of their impact.
9) Known Problems, Anticipated Issues, and Potential Risks: Identify any problems, issues, or risks that will need to be overcome, or that might be encountered as part of this project. Ensure that you clearly indicate which of your examples you consider to be problems, issues, or risks – you will be evaluated on your understanding of these terms.
10) High-Level Requirements are “conditions that are required to be present in a product, service, or result to satisfy a contract”. There are many types of requirements – in this section, you are to provide examples of requirements as a typical customer would define them. Essentially, give examples of how a customer might describe what features, style, functionality, or elements they would like to have as part of this project (keep in mind your project scope, and restrict your requirements to only those that are relevant to the project’s scope).
11) Deliverables: List five examples of deliverables that would result as a part of fulfilling the project’s stated requirements
12) Project Milestones: Review the definition of a project milestone and then complete the following milestone table with 4-6 examples of milestones that would be appropriate for a project of this nature.
13) Project Stakeholders ): Identify four project stakeholders who would be appropriate for a project of this nature. Consider the following types of information when describing your stakeholders:
• Your first stakeholder should represent your project’s voice of the customer. The ‘voice of the customer is defined in the PMBOK® Guide Glossary. Support this selection by providing a brief explanation as to why you feel this person should be the voice of the customer and ensure that you demonstrate your understanding of the role that they will play on the project.
• Identify four stakeholders (for this assignment, identify them by the title or role that they play in the project).
• What elements of the project are they involved in?
• How do they contribute to the project?
• What do they need from the project? (Information? Or otherwise?)
• Who do they report to?
• What are their needs and expectations for this project? Ensure that you provide enough information so that the project manager can accommodate these stakeholders as part of their communication management planning.
The key to the stakeholder section is to consider what information the project manager would need to know about these stakeholders to be able to proceed with the planning of this project. It is important that you only provide examples of stakeholder information that would be useful and beneficial in the project planning stage.
14) Project Manager Responsibilities and Authority Level: In this section, you need to define the following:
• Identify who the project manager will be for this project;
• What the main responsibilities of the project manager are; and
• What authority has been assigned to the project manager to carry out their responsibilities?
15) Payment Schedule (or high-level summary budget): Develop a spending framework for the project that conveys the project sponsor’s funding priorities. Keep in mind that this is a high-level budget and it is not to the same level of detail as there would be in the project plan budget.
Your summary budget should be in table format and convey how much the project’s sponsor is willing to pay per deliverable and/or milestone achieved. Do not worry about the accuracy of the budget figures- the cost estimation is art itself and it is not in the scope of this course.
16) Document Approval Section: Do the approval section for the overall document that shows that the main stakeholders agree to the charter. This section should contain an appropriate approval statement and corresponding signature blocks. In this section, you need to not only demonstrate an appropriate approval statement but also demonstrate your knowledge of who needs to approve the project charter. It can be as simple as the name of the person who prepared the charter, the name of the person who reviews it, and who approves it. Make up some dates.
17) Bibliography: Provide proper citation of all open-source resources that you have used in preparing your assignments. You will most likely need to do some research too – research is greatly encouraged, but drawing information directly from third-party material is not. You should minimize the use of third-party material, and if you need to use it, then it is important that you cite it within your work. At a minimum, any section that is found to contain any amount of uncited third-party material will receive a grade of zero.