Essays on Project Management - the River Oak Dispensing Company Case Study

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The paper 'Project Management - the River Oak Dispensing Company " is a good example of a management case study. The River Oak Dispensing Company procures, assembles, and sells medical household appliances such as water dispensers, fridges, and purifiers. With more than 250 employees, the company has been experiencing organizational challenges regarding employee management and motivation. It has been using a manual system to evaluate and inspect employee payrolls, rewards, claims, and work performance. The Company CEO chaired a management meeting that resolved to procure a Human Resource Management System (HRIS) that will help solve some of the teething problems that have reduced efficiency and increased costs to the company.

The system is to be rolled in the utmost one month and requires the input of everyone in the organization. The board appointed me as the project manager in charge of the HRIS system installation in the firm. The initial action is to provide a project charter that defines the objectives, project plans, and implementation directions. It also advises on ways of project closure. The scope of Work (SOW) includes; review of project requirements and creation of a plan of action that will work on expanded activities and project timelines within four months, listing project requirements, preparing documents, designing HRIS prototype, testing, installation, and training.

The project is to be terminated once it achieves its goals in entirety (Rae, 2007). PROJECT CHARTER Project Title: Adoption and installation of a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in River Oak Dispensing Company Project Brief Description: The Company has been facing numerous employee complaints, hiring without regard to competencies and missing employee information such as leave, workmanship compensation, and claims.

This required adoption of an efficient, reliable, and sufficient system that addresses these concerns. The HRIS installation will begin with a project brief that defines the needs of the organization based on needs analysis (Evans, Campbell, & Stonehouse, 2003). The company intends to be efficient and effective in running employee affairs which is likely to increase its profitability and market share. The needs also meet the organization's strategies and plans. Specific Objectives To provide adequate human resource data storage with redundancy and inconsistency reduced to 2% within the next three months To increase the level of restricted data or unauthorized access in the company’ s human resource to 98% within three months To allow for alteration and proper documentation with an efficiency of 90% within six months To reduce employee complaints regarding their claims, overtime and rework compensation by 5% within five months Increase profitability and market share of the company by 10% within the next year Results expected and Benefits Increased data storage and reduced inconsistency and redundancy of the human resource department Increase confidentiality and privacy of employee data through secured databases Increase affinity to alteration and proper documentation of employee issues Increased profitability and market share in the local and regional market Speedy Better employee interaction and information procedure Enhanced scheduling and development of programs and superior information precision.

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