The Orion Shield Project Analysis- Week 2
by: Shanicka Sudler
University of Maryland University College
Due Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
The Orion Shield Project:
“On the basis of data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, part of the US Department of Commerce, they estimated in 2001 that the US public and private sectors combined spend some $2.3trn on projects every year, an amount equivalent to a quarter of America's GDP” (Wheatley, 2015). Now that we know that, we can fully understand how important project management is not just for small businesses but for the world. There are many variables that works together to make a project successful. Scientific Engineering Corporation (SEC) recently hired a new Project Manager, Gary Allison, for their organization. He was appointed to take on The Orion Shield Project. From the very beginning. Mr. Allison was set up to fail for many reasons. One of the projects assigned was the Orion Shield Project. The purpose of this paper is to identify and critically discuss the technical, ethical, legal, contractual and other project management related issues faced by the current Project Manager. As well as complete an evaluation on the job performance of the Project Manager.
According to pmi.org as well as other scholarly readings, a project can be best defined as “temporary task or tasks that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.” ("What is Project Management?") Project management, is uses knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. They are essential tools needed in order to produce a successful project:
PEOPLE- the Project Manager alone is not enough to have a successful project. Key stakeholders and contractors are needed to work with the Project Manager to produce results.
RESOURCES- People, time, finances and equipment must be in place. As well as a...