Essays on Project Management - Tredds Logistics Case Study

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The paper 'Project Management - Tredds Logistics " is a good example of a management case study. The Tredds Logistics Company procures, remodels trucks for long-distance interstate transportation in the Australian outback. It has 147 employees. In the last five months, the company has been experiencing organizational challenges regarding processes efficiency and increased costs of operations. It has since been using a manual procedure of procuring and checking supplies and releases to the production line. The Company CEO, Mark Weber who convened a management meeting suggested the adoption of an Enterprise Resource Planning that integrates all the departments such as sales, production, and product planning.

ERP is set to solve some of the grappling 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 ERP system installation in the firm. The initial action is to provide a project charter that defines the implementation directions' objectives and project plans.

It also advises on ways of project closure. The scope of Work (SOW) includes; creation of a plan of action and review of project requirements that will work on expanded activities and project timelines within four months, preparing documents, listing project requirements, designing ERP prototype, installation, testing, and training. The project is to be terminated once it wholly attains its goals (Rae, 27). 2.0 PROJECT CHARTER 2.1 Project Title Installation and adoption of an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) in Tredds Logistics 2.2 Background Information Tredds Logistics has been facing numerous employee complaints, backlogs of work, declining sales, and product malfunctions.

Procurement has challenges in keeping with sales figures which are a result of demands from customers. The HR has provided the competencies and missing employee information such as leave, claims workmanship, and compensation are not sufficient. ERP is an efficient, reliable, and sufficient system that addresses these concerns. The ERP installation begins with a project brief that defines the needs of the organization derived from needs analysis (Evans, Campbell, & Stonehouse, 123).

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Table of Contents

Executive Summay 1

1.1 Purpose of the plan 6

2.0 PROJECT CHARTER 6

2.3 Specific Objectives 7

2.4 Results expected and Benefits 7

2.5 Assumptions 8

2.6 Project Scope 8

2.7 Deliverables and Milestones 8

2.8 Roles and Responsibilities 9

2.8.1 Resources 10

2.8.2 Success Measurements 10

2.8.3 Signatures 10

3.0 PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPROACHES 10

3.1 Project Planning 10

3.2 Project Scheduling 11

3.3 Gantt chart 12

3.4 Network Diagram 13

3.5 Project Cost 15

3.6 Human Resource Plan 16

3.7 Risk Plan 17

3.7.1 Risk Decision Matrix 20

3.8 Communication Plan 21

3.9 Project Implementation 22

3.9.1 Project Progress Report 24

4.0 ISSUE MANAGEMENT 27

4.1 Quality Reviews 27

4.2 Addressing Project Changes 27

4.3 Issue Resolution 27

5.0 PROJECT CLOSURE 27

5.1 Project Wrap-Up or Sign-Off 28

5.2 Closure and Lessons 29

5.3 PROJECT CLOSURE SIGN-OFFS 30

References 32

List of Tables

Table 1: Deliverables and Milestones 8

Table 2: Table on formal project charter approval 10

Table 3: ERP Project Scheduling 11

Table 4: ERP Human Resource Plan 16

Table 5: ERP Risk Plan 17

Table 6: Risk Score Assessment 19

Table 7: Decision matrix 20

Table 8: ERP Communication plan 21

Table 9: Log Frame Analysis 22

Table 10: Cost Performance 25

Table 11: Earned Value 25

Table 12: Project Closure Acceptance Criteria 28

List of Figures

Figure 1: ERP Gantt chart 13

Figure 2: ERP Network Diagram 14

Figure 3: ERP Tasks in Progress Report 15

Figure 4: ERP Budget Report 16

Figure 5: ERP implementation Model 23

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