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The Role of Project Manager

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Project Goals and Objectives: What Do You Want to Accomplish?
The goal of this project is to supply Lawton Senior High School’s students—a total of 486 students in all—with uniforms. This school is located in Lawton, Oklahoma. has the wolverine as a mascot. and possesses the following breakdown of students per grade:
9th: 173 students
10th: 137 students
11th: 102 students
12th: 74 students
The above information is significant since the type of uniforms supplied will differ by grade. Although the overall style will remain the same throughout the grades, each grade will have its own unique identifying color in order to allow school officials to quickly differentiate among students.
The first goal has already been accomplished, and that was to gather basic information regarding the number of students to supply uniforms for and grade level of those students, as discussed herein. The second goal will be to speak with school representatives regarding the style and grade level color choices that they can make with regard to the school uniforms. The third goal will be to outline a budget for school uniforms. Based on that budget, a list of potential suppliers can be drawn up and catalogs of uniform choices presented to school officials. Finally, school officials will be able to choose a supplier from the gathered list based upon their unique needs and the criteria outlined above.
Team Communication Requirements: How Will You Communicate the Status of the Project?
According to Michael (2006, pg. 1), “Effective communication is a key element of successful project management.” Cornelius and Associates (2008, pg. 1) add, “Communication not only keeps everyone up-to-date on the project progress but also facilitates buy-in and ownership of major project decisions and milestones. To ensure the success of a project much information, including expectations, goals, needs, resources, status reports, budgets, and purchase requests, needs to be communicated on a regular basis to all the major stakeholders.”
For this particular project, the description in the paragraph above means that each step of the prior discussed goals will need to be communicated with school officials, as well as with everyone involved in the project that is considered a stakeholder or that has an interest in that particular goal. This will ensure that all stakeholders are kept up-to-date on the project’s overall progress.