Expected Result from Senior Management

Project Overview

Below is the scenario for the course project assignment. You are assuming the role of the project manager for a company (you select the name) to provide a new product (Backpack with built in refrigerated pouch and radio module) to a customer (U.S. Army, Ground Forces and Special Operations).


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

· Second delivery: December 1

· Last delivery: March 1

· First milestone payment (from customer): October 30

· Second Milestone payment: January 30

· Final Milestone payment: May 30

· Initial Program review (at the customer’s site): November 16

· 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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