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Project Scope

Project Scope            

Project Description

The project was initiated after the U.S. Army, Ground Forces, and Special Operations described its need for a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. The client ordered a total of 200 units of the backpack. The customer expects the products within the following two years from the current date. The first batch of 100 units is expected within one year after receiving the order. However, delivery will be broken down into two delivery times (50 units every 3 months).

Project Assumptions

The project team assumes that every stage of the project, including product design, product development, and project completion, will be completed within the estimated time. Also, the project team assumes that the project will be completed within the proposed budget without incurring extra costs that may lead to a loss for SuperPacks. Thirdly, the project team assumes that the technology available at SuperPacks will allow the team to complete the project effectively. Fourthly, the project team assumes that the customer will be available to test the product as agreed.

Project Goals

  1. The new backpack project will contribute to a 30 percent increase in revenue at the end of two years.
  2. The new backpack will surpass all the other backpack models in the market, thus increasing the market share by 35 percent.
  3. The new backpack product will increase the company’s visibility making it the leading company in the sector at the end of three years after project completion.

Project Limitations

Specification limits – specifications limits may pose a challenge to the project team because they are customer-related. The project team will utilize quality management, but the customer is likely to show some dissatisfaction, especially after initial delivery, thus swaying the project. Other types of limitations include human limitations and vendor and supplier limitations.

Project Milestones

Main Activity Planned time (months) Actual time (months) Time Deviation (days) Reason for Deviation
First Delivery 2 2 5 Transportation
Second Delivery 2 2 5 Transportation
Last Delivery 2 2 5 Transportation
Initial Payment 1 1 0
Second Payment 1 1 0
Final Payment 1 1 0
Initial Project Review 3 3 12 Meeting Time
Project Completion 12 12 27

Project Risks

The project is likely to experience several risks due to the high complexity required, particularly concerning the built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. Some of these risks include quality risks, changes in requirements, unclear specifications, and estimating time and risks.

Unexpected Events

  1. Changes in specifications by the customer
  2. Increased costs of raw materials
  3. Changes in raw materials delivery times by suppliers


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Deliverable 2 – Identify Overall Scope and Analyze Unexpected Events


  • Analyze project management processes, scope, and the project management life cycle within a range of projects.

    Project Scope

    Project Scope

Scenario Information

You are assuming the role of the project manager for a company called SuperPacks to provide a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. Your customer for this project is the U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations. As the project manager for your team, you will be submitting to your manager a project management report.


Part I – Project Scope Document

You will take on the role of Project Manager. As such, you will determine the project scope and project schedule for SuperPacks. This task has two parts. In the FIRST part, you will use the Project Scope Document Template to develop your project scope document. In the SECOND part, you will use Tab 2 of the Project Schedule Template to develop your project schedule and include it with your written analysis. Tab 2 will provide you with the unexpected events information needed to complete your analysis.

Develop the project scope document to include the following information:

  • Project description
  • Project assumptions
  • Project goals
  • Project constraints (if any)
  • Project limitations
  • Project milestones
  • Project risks (initial assessment)

The Project Scope needs to be developed prior to any analysis of unexpected events.

Part 2 – Analysis of Unexpected Events

In this second part of your task as Project Manager, provide an analysis of unexpected events to your management using the Project Schedule Template (the unexpected events are located in Tab 2 of the document). In your analysis, you should discuss the following:

  • Four areas affected by these unexpected events.
  • Three of the areas of the project affected by the events should include changes to the budget, human capital, and impact to schedule.
  • Identify one additional area affected by these events.

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