Running head: STATE OF WORK DOCUMENT 1
STATE OF WORK DOCUMENT 2
State of Work Document
State of Work Document
Identification of business requirements, collection of project resources and development of work plan are the designs that are involved in a project. These activities play a very big role when it comes to reducing the unexpected risks and also in ensuring that the delivery dates are met. The project will be done by a small company with 100 employees. The company will be developing 200 backpacks with inbuilt radio and refrigerators modules. The military will be the main customers of the project.
The military has suffered for years in terms their meals and drinks getting spoilt because of the conditions of their bags which is very poor. They have had a hard time even when it comes to storing their meals for a long period of time when they go to remote areas. The officers have lost their roots while in the remote places due to lack of proper communication channels (spinella et al., 2012). This has caused them to be carrying very large bags so accommodate the large tools that are used for communication. Other have been injured while in the field being because of lack of proper communication where they can be warned on sites that are dangerous. This project has come to give a solution to the problems being faced by the military officers. The bags will have a refrigerators pouch that will have a capacity and an inbuilt radio module to be used in communication. This will reduce the risk and increase the certainty of that the military while in the field.
Description of the product scope
This project will be involved in the designing the backpacks, manufacturing them and also distributing them to the main customers who are the military officers in the United States. The products will be of high quality and will have specialized systems to facilitate improved services to the customer. It will have an inbuilt refrigerator to enhance them be in position to consume fresh meals while in the field. It will also have a radio module which will be used in communication mostly when in the remote places. For the product to be in the market, it will take one and a half years to finish and make the first delivery of 100 backpacks. The second delivery will be done after three months, which will have 50 backpacks. The third and the last delivery will be done three months after the second delivery, it will contain 50 backpacks.
The refrigerator will have a special poach that will be removable when being packed. This unit will be will be then mounted back after the meals are packed and sealed before carrying the bag. The refrigerator will have a capacity of five liters of both meals and drinks. The radio will have the ability to send and receive signals. The radios will have the ability to connect with the main server even when they are used in the remote areas or in bad weather.
Project schedule: the project will begin on 1st September 2015 and will lapse on 1st March 2017. This will contain the deliveries that will be made from the first phase to the third. The first delivery will be done after the first twelve months which will consist of 100 backpacks. The rest 100 bags will be delivered at intervals three months with each having 50 bags. Our main aim will be to deliver our product at the scheduled dates at any cost.
Project budget: the project will use both man power and machines in the manufacturing of the backpacks (Mir & Pinnington, 2014). The budget will approximately be $2,000,000 for the project to be completed. 35% will be used to compensate the human power used in the project. 45% will be used the purchasing of the raw materials to be used in the manufacture of the backpacks. The rest will be used to cater for miscellaneous outcomes like the delivering of the products to the customers and testing the radio module and the refrigeration system.
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