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| Seitz CorporationMilwaukee, WI12345 Main Street | Phone: (224) 555-0190Fax: (224) 555-0192E-mail: jclark@seitz.com |
SEITZ HUNTSVILLE plant Development Project
Our Opportunity for Southern Region Expansion

Project Introduction
Project planning is a key component to the success of any project. The Seitz Huntsville Plant Expansion project is a large project with a budget of $2.75M and an aggressive timeline of eighteen months. Janet Clark, the PM for Seitz Huntsville project seems very committed to the project success. She has the support of the board of directors, the company and the project sponsor. Additionally she has access to resources and technology (including others strategy plans) to get the south plant completed. Steve Pokorski, the VP of Operations, and Joe Downs, the Director of Plant Engineering, were also asked to help Janet make the project a success.
Janet’s Strategy
Mark Green, the project sponsor, has asked Janet to form the project articles before proceeding with the project. Janet’s approach is to convert her task list to the following: * Project Charter * Scope Statement * WBS
Janet had already created a task list so this was easy to build a WBS. However, Janet should have first created a project charter with the help of the project assistants. This is the most basic initiation of any project. When the steps of project creation are

skipped, it puts the whole project in jeopardy. A charter document is used to communicate between the project team, the stakeholder, and the company about the project. It is the groundwork of the project and basically gives the PM the ability to influence the project team.
After creating the Project Charter and seeking approval from the Board of Directors, Janet could have used her influence to get help from the plant’s Director and VP. These company leaders could help her with staffing by…...

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