memo to staff you are assuming the role of the project manager for a company

To begin your course project, make sure to READ over the Course Project Introduction BEFORE you start this assignment. For this assignment you will be writing a 1-2 page professional memo (template linked below) to your company executive staff addressing the following points:

  • Name of your company (You are NOT choosing a new company; you MUST use the information in the Course Project Introduction. You are just naming the company with the information from the Course Project Introduction as your guidelines)
  • Provide an introduction of the program based on the project overview
  • As the program manager, what is your initial assessment of the program?
  • What do you believe your first action as the Program may be with this project
  • List at least 3 initial concerns with the program
  • Memo conclusion

Important Infortmation:

Scenario

Your company was recently awarded a delivery contract on a new product (see below). You were newly hired by the company; you will assume the role as the assigned program manager overseeing the design, development, production and delivery of the new product. The details below provide a summary to the course project:

  • Company type (name your company): A small defense contractor located in the United States of America
  • Company size (employees): 100
  • Product: Backpack with built in refrigerated pouch and radio module
  • Awarded quantity: 200 units (100 assigned to Ground Forces / 100 assigned to Special Operations)
  • Program Budget: Proposed award: $1,500,000
  • Customer: U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations
  • Award date: September 1, 2015
  • Completion date: March 1, 2017
  • Delivery schedule: 100 units 12mths ARO (after receipt of order). 50 units every 3 months after first delivery
  • Milestone Schedule:
    • First delivery: September 1, 2016
    • Second delivery: December 1, 2016
    • Last delivery: March 1, 2017
    • First milestone payment (from customer): October 30, 2015
    • Second Milestone payment: January 30, 2017
    • Final Milestone payment: May 30, 2017
    • Initial Program review (at the customer’s site): November 16, 2015
    • Subsequent Program reviews: 6 months after the initial review

Expected Result from Senior Management:

  • On-time delivery for the three stated product deliverables
  • Desire to complete the total program under the stated budget of $1,500,000
  • All milestones accomplished by due dates listed
  • Supplemental (follow-on) contract for future additional units (backpacks)

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