Study consulting: Project Management

Create abusiness case for establishing a British Target Store Summary: You are responsible for creating a detailed and unique business case, including project plan, for the project described in the following pages.Submission deadline: See ONLINECAMPUSWord Limit: 3000 (Part A + Part B)This assignment is worth 50% of the total mark for the Project Management Leadership and Skills module. The other 50% will be assessed by an individual final assignment at the end of the module.1 Assignment brief You have recently been appointed by a large investor in the UK who is seeking to develop Target stores in the UK but they have concerns over the problems Target US had with their project in Canada (see Appendix 1). Your assignment is to write a report on the prospective Target UK as a project – considering what is likely to go welland what not so well. Your report should therefore focus on the project management aspects including the key risks e.g. loss of money and overrunning its schedule and not meeting the performance requirements expected from a project of this type.Part A (20%) This involves the preparation of a PowerPoint presentation of your business case and project plan as detailed in the assignment brief. You are required to prepare the slides along with associated written presentation notes for submission with Part B. Part A should be included in the beginning of Part B, in a Word/PDF document. Weighting for task A: 20%.Part B (80%)Produce a detailed business case and project plan, and any recommendations to the Project Board that you consider appropriate. You may want to use some of the sub-headings below, but that is entirely up to you: this is not a template. •Literature reviewoProvide a short, but critical view of literature around project initiation and planning, paying particular attention to the differences between different approaches and how those are relevant to your context. Provide justification for choosing one approach over the other•Introduction to your caseoIdentify the major planning problems with the Target Canada project and suggest how project management techniques might have helped to mitigate these problems •Project objectives•Performance Measurement / Management of quality•Stakeholder analysis•Activities to be carried out and scheduling including any milestones: your project plan must include a schedule created with Microsoft Project (MSP) or equivalent.

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