The objective of this business project is to come up with a new ordering system for Benhams retail stores. Benhams deals in the sales of garments in Britain, Ireland and Denmark. Lately, it has been experiencing stocking problems associated with customer ordering processes and the ability of the business to meet customer demands. As a result, Benhams intends to set up a new ordering system which will be operated by the customers. This system will be designed to ensure customers are supplied with goods that they ordered. The goods will also be availed within the variety of garments desired by the customers.
The ordering system is expected to be used in all Benhams' retail stores but early stages of introduction will only see the system being implemented in a few stores. The project will be done in three stages, including the planning, development and management of the new ordering system. The entire system is expected to meet customer requirements and avoid instances where the retail staff has to be called to help customers use the system. Before implementing the system in most of Benhams stores, the sole purpose of the project will be to come up with one system that can be effectively used in one of Benhams' stores for future implementation in other stores. This project will however not include coming up with new buildings or developing a completely new system for customer use. The sole aim of the project will be to develop an ordering system that complements the already existing system because the existing system is perceived to have a high success in the company.
[...] Project limitations are diverse. Project scope is one such limitation because the project will only be undertaken within the framework of the requirements stipulated by the project sponsors (Atkinson 2001, p. 37). Any other activity which does not meet the requirements of the project sponsors will therefore not be undertaken in the project. Another main project limitation is the project's duration. Every project activity is expected to be completed within a given time and if the duration is not observed, the project will fall behind schedule or lose its main objective altogether. [...]
[...] Most project managers have used this technique as an early warning tool which prepares them to predetermine project costs and project completion durations (Nagrecha 2002, p. 1). In the context of this study, the earned value technique will not be used any differently. To ascertain compliance to the project budget and project schedules, the earned value technique will be used to ascertain the “cost variance” of the project. This variance will be used to ascertain if the project cost is over the budget or under the budget. [...]
[...] Other constraints are conflicting objectives between stakeholders and project managers and unbalanced communication techniques. The stakeholder analysis plan is explained in appendix four. Question Three: Project Control and Management The project control and management process is a crucial part of the project management process. It will be carried out independently to act as the sole framework for ensuring all project aims and objectives are achieved as planned (Miller 2008, p. 1). Various control and management tools will be used in the project management process. [...]
[...] Project Definition The objective of this business project is to come up with a new ordering system for Benhams retail stores. Benhams deals in the sales of garments in Britain, Ireland and Denmark. Lately, it has been experiencing stocking problems associated with customer ordering processes and the ability of the business to meet customer demands. As a result, Benhams intends to set up a new ordering system which will be operated by the customers. This system will be designed to ensure customers are supplied with goods that they ordered. [...]
[...] The project budget for this paper is explained in appendix three. Stakeholder Analysis Stakeholder analysis is also a crucial part of the project planning process. Many projects normally have several stakeholders who need to be communicated about the progress of the project. For instance, the project sponsor is a crucial stakeholder in the project management process. In the context of this study, the strategy of developing a stakeholder communication plan is pivotal in the project planning process. The importance of a stakeholder communication plan cannot be overemphasized because stakeholders are very important in the realization of a project's objectives (Slide Share 2010, p. [...]
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