Written by: Date: Position held: Objective of the project. The project will involve the design, manufacture and distribution of backpacks. This is the product that is to be delivered to the military groups of the United States. The backpacks are of high quality for the targeted group. They have an inbuilt refrigerate on enable them have fresh food even when they are in very remote places. Also have an inbuilt radio module to help in communication. The product will have one and half year of development. There will be three phases of batch released. The first phase will include the designing and development of the products. The first batch will have 100 backpacks and the rest will next 100 backpacks will be released in two phases at an interval of three months each. The radio module will include an inbuilt transceiver which is for sending and receiving signals even in remote areas Lee, Lee, Song, Lee, (2009, October). The inbuilt refrigerator will be in a specialized unit in the backpack that will enable it to be removable. This will be useful while packing the food and also can be sealed for carrying it. It will have a capacity of five liters of liquid foods and drinks. The project will not involve the training of the users and their funding. Deliveries that will be made. The project will have three major deliveries to make. The will lapse between the start date of September 1, 2015 and March 1, 2017. They should be delivered as: the first phase will have 100 backpacks and will be released after one year of starting the project and the second and third phase will have 50 backpacks each and will be released at an interval of three months each. The deliveries will be made on time. Milestones These is the progress of the project. The first milestone payment from the customer was made on October 30, 2015. This was to enable the project manager to purchase materials and pay for other necessary services for the development of the backpacks. It was done in the first phase of the project. The second was done after the first delivery on January 30, 2017 and the third was done after project was completed on May 30, 2017. Both were done on the third phase of the project. Technical requirements The project will require both human and nonhuman resources (Mir and Pinnington 2014)The project’s budget is approximately $2,000,000. The 35%will be use to compensate the human power used in the project and others that were involved indirectly in the development. 45% will be used in procurement and raw materials to be used in the project. Also, in purchase of other materials that will be used in the project. The rest was used to cater for miscellaneous outcomes like product deliveries and the uncertainty that might occur. The company has 100 employees who have different fields of expertise. Limitations and exclusions The project will only include military delivery to the military groups not any other group. The idea cannot be used outside the intended mission. Customers Reviews. The military personnel are the only group that is meant review the project. They happen to be the only group involved in the whole project. Reference Lee, S. H., Lee, S., Song, H., & Lee, H. S. (2009, October). Wireless sensor network design for tactical military applications: Remote large-scale environments. In Military communications conference, 2009. MILCOM 2009. IEEE (pp. 1-7). IEEE. Mir, F. A. and A. H. Pinnington (2014). “Exploring the value of project management: linking project management performance and project success.” International journal of project management 32(2): 202-217. 2



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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.

Business need.

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.

Strategic plan

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.


Mir, F. A. and A. H. Pinnington (2014). “Exploring the value of project management: linking project management performance and project success.” International journal of project management 32(2): 202-217.

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