Scope Management and Health Checks
Your brother in-law is about to submit a scope statement to the town council for the July 4thparade and picnic he has volunteered to project manage. Your town has about 6,000 households, and this is the first time the town council gave a tentative approval for the parade and picnic. The council president thinks that about $1,500 can be allocated for the event. Since your brother in-law knows you are taking a project management class, he has asked that you to look over his draft scope statement. He knows that the scope statement should be professional so that the town council will see him as responsible and allocate the money for the parade and picnic. Here is his scope statement.
4th of July Parade and Picnic in Anytown, USA
Project Objective – to organize and hold both a parade and picnic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 4th
- Parade security
- Picnic security
- Hour parade
- Hour picnic
- Local business sponsors
- Food Trucks
- Latrine Arrangement
- Volunteer Coordination
- Get permits for closing the parade route to traffic
- Finalize venue location (local school or park)
- Fire Department
- Food trucks
- Parking for parade
- Parking for picnic
- Audio system for music
- Traffic control
- Maximum 20 automobiles/floats
- Food trucks donate 10% to town council
- Fire marshall
- Strict adherence to time limit of 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Provide input to your brother-in-law on:
- the scope statement,
- scope creep prevention,
- stakeholder management,
- metrics for success,
- ways to recover the project should it become distressed,
- how and when he should perform health checks, and,
- any other items he should consider from a project management perspective.
Support your statements and conclusions using at least one current, peer-reviewed scholarly article.