All teams will be using the project of "Building a House" to complete a project plan. You are a construction company that builds homes.
Why you are building it/how is up to the team. Please note that the project plan concepts, etc must be detailed or you will have issues submitting future assignments related to the project. Here is what I mean in just a few examples. In the past some groups have just said that they intend to buy all materials at Home Depot and that is the extent of their procurement plan....or all team members are experienced so there are no risks so that is why none are listed and explained (yes I am serious I have seen these and the teams score rather poorly) Do not do this. You must have details and carry out the plan to adequately address all concepts for the course. I am not asking you to be an expert home builder but you have to have enough detail to APPLY the scenario to the concepts we are looking at in the course...at times you will have to use your imagination and come up with your answers.....for example: When looking at risks I have had teams in the past go to online text/books/websites and search and search for home building risks when this is completely unnecessary.....you are wise enough to think of your own risks that can come with building a home....I am sure you can even think of some now (i.e. the workers do not show up on time (by the way can't use that one since I just gave it to you)......in other words do not feel that you have to research everything.
Preliminary Project Plan
Write at least a hundred words per section:
· Project Selection Criterion: Describe the building project and the criteria used in the selection process. Do not just say we selected this because our Instructor told us to build a house....use something like you decided to build a house for orphans vs other possible items because XYZ.
· Overview: The objective of this section is to provide an overview of the scope (what is in scope for the build (i.e. building a garage....not building a swimming pool) and nature of the project to help enable the team to select one project to work on for the rest of the course.