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Seitz Corporation Milwaukee, WI 12345 Main Street Phone: (224) 555-0190 Fax: (224) 555-0192 E-mail: jclark@seitz.com 1
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. . . . . . . . . SEITZ HUNTSVILLE PLANT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Our Opportunity for Southern Region Expansion
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O UR B EST O PPORTUNITY FOR S OUTHERN R EGION E XPANSION P ROJECT I NTRODUCTION Project planning is a key component to the success of any project. The Seitz Huntsville Plant Expansion project is a large project with a budget of $2.75M and an aggressive timeline of eighteen months. Janet Clark, the PM for Seitz Huntsville project seems very committed to the project success. She has the support of the board of directors, the company and the project sponsor. Additionally she has access to resources and technology (including others strategy plans) to get the south plant completed. Steve Pokorski, the VP of Operations, and Joe Downs, the Director of Plant Engineering, were also asked to help Janet make the project a success. J ANET S S TRATEGY Mark Green, the project sponsor, has asked Janet to form the project articles before proceeding with the project. Janet’s approach is to convert her task list to the following: Project Charter Scope Statement WBS Janet had already created a task list so this was easy to build a WBS. However, Janet should have first created a project charter with the help of the project assistants. This is the most basic initiation of any project. When the steps of project creation are skipped, it puts the whole project in jeopardy. A charter document is used to communicate between the project team, the stakeholder, and the company about the project. It is the groundwork of the project and basically gives the PM the ability to influence the project team. After creating the Project Charter and seeking approval from the Board of Directors, Janet could have used her influence to get help from the plant’s Director and VP. These company leaders could help her with staffing by promoting their staff according to 3 SEITZ CORPORATION Salazar
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O UR B EST O PPORTUNITY FOR S OUTHERN R EGION E XPANSION normal protocol. Janet should have sought their involvement and respected their position by asking THEM to help with relocating employees to Huntsville. Instead, Janet most likely made some political enemies by disregarding their positions (and influence) and assuming that the project would entice employees to move. Additionally, Janet made all the decisions herself rather than involving the team. She
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course MISM PM586 taught by Professor Neels during the Spring '09 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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