The Orion Shield Project Executive Summary Project management entails planning, organization and management of numerous resources towards achieving, and actualizing a goal. The principal goal of project management is achieving desired results within a set timeline and budget. Gary Allison accepted the responsibility of managing the Orion Shield Project due to his success, and 14 years experience working as a project engineer at Scientific Engineering Corporation (SEC). Gary acknowledged the challenge of managing the project, as one that would emphasize his project management skills, as well as passion for his career. Unfortunately, in a period of ten months into the project Gary went down from being the best engineer at SEC, to their latest employees relieved off their duties.
NFPA 1500 Impacts on the Fire Service May 2011 Some fire departments may resent the requirements set forth in NFPA 1500 as an infringement on their authority and another unfunded mandate. The proof, however, lies in the data collected since it was instituted that clearly shows the positive effects. This research paper will look at the affects the standard has had on the American Fire Service while also attempting to define it. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an organization dedicated to creating and maintaining minimum standards and requirements for fire prevention and suppression activities, training, and equipment, as well as other life-safety codes and standards. NFPA 1500 outlines the minimum requirements for fire department Occupational Safety and Health Programs.
This analysis of the Orion Shields case will examine the performance of Gary Allison as the newly hired program manager for the Orion Shield project. As the program manger for this project, Gary Allison has been faced with the normal challenges of a program manager; however, he faces extreme challenges when he finds out what Henry Larsen, the director of engineering has in store for him. There were many problems in the beginning of the project that caused it to nearly fail including, technical, ethical, legal and contractual issues that affected Gary’s role as a project manager. Introduction Gary Allison was a mechanical engineer for the Scientific Engineering Corporation (SEC). He was employed there for years before he became promoted to become the project manager over the Orion Shield Project.
Alison, the members of his team, the entire company and the customers are faced with several issues ranging from technical issues to other project management issues. These issues are discussed as follows: Technical issues Several issues were related to the technical aspects of the project, right from implementation to the end. For instance, when RFP was received, Gary identified one trouble area. In the technical specifications, all components were required to function/operate normally and successfully through a wider range of temperature, right form -65 degrees to 145 degrees Fahrenheit but current testing of the design of a SEC version of the component revealed that it would only be able function to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 15 degrees below the stated requirements. IA8 -Critical Discussion on Project Management Issues 3 Secondly, there was great uncertainty whether or not the specification
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