Communication & Project Management

Communication & Project Management

Project communication is one of the most important factors in project management. A project manager will spend most of his/her time on communications.

Discuss who the project stakeholders on District 4 Move project are.

Discuss various types of communications you will need to use on the project, what stakeholder(s) each type would address and the frequency of each communication type. You may choose to use a table for this information. Must be a solid paragraph per question using APA guidelines to include citation & references

Justify your responses.

Project Management CaseYou are working for a large, apparel design and manufacturing company, Trillo Apparel Company (TAC), headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TAC employs around 3000 people and has remained profitable through tough economic times. The operations are divided into 4 districts; District 1 – North, District 2 – South, District 3 – West and District 4 – East. The company sets strategic goals at the beginning of each year and operates with priorities to reach those goals.Trillo Apparel Company Current Year PrioritiesIncrease Sales and Distribution in the EastImprove Product QualityImprove Production in District 4Increase Brand RecognitionIncrease RevenuesCompany DetailsCompany Name:  Trillo Apparel Company (TAC)Company Type: Apparel design and productionCompany Size: 3000 employeesPosition# EmployeesOwner/CEO1Vice President4Chief Operating Officer1Chief Financial Officer1Chief Information Officer1IT Department38District Manager4Sales Team30Accountant12Administrative Assistant7Order Fullfilment45Customer Service57Designer24Project Manager10Maintenance25Operations2500Shipping Department240Total Employees3000 Products: Various ApparelCorporate Location:Albuquerque, New MexicoTAC Organization Chart  District 4 Production Warehouse Move Project DetailsThe business has expanded considerably over the past few years and District 4 in the East has outgrown its current production facility.  Because of this growth the executives want to expand the current facility, moving the whole facility 10 miles away. The location selected has enough room for the production and the shipping department. However, the current warehouse needs some renovation to accommodate the district’s operational needs.The VP of Operations estimates the production and shipping warehouse move for District 4 will provide room required to generate the additional $1 million/year product revenues to meet the current demand due to the expanded production capacity. Daily production generates $50,000 revenue so a week of downtime will cost $250,000 in lost revenues.The move must be completed in 4 months.Mileage between the old and new facilities is 10 miles.Bids have been received from contractors to build out the new office space and production floor and have signed contracts for work as follows:ActivityCompany Providing ServicesTotal ContractSuppliesTime NeededPack, move and unpack production equipmentCity Equipment Movers$150,000n/a5 DaysMove non-production equipment and materialsExpress Moving Company$125,000n/a5 DaysFramingEast Side Framing & Drywall$121,000$125,00015 DaysElectricalSparks Electrical$18,000$12,00010 DaysPlumbingWaterworks Plumbing$15,000$13,00010 DaysDrywallEast Side Framing & Drywall$121,000$18,00015 DaysFinish WorkWoodcraft Carpentry$115,000$15,00015 DaysBuild work benches for production floorStudent Workers Carpentry$112,000$110,00015 Days Production workdays are Monday through Saturday. The actual move must be completed in 5 days for as little disruption to production activities as possible. All contractors are on other projects but have been booked in advance. The contractors will gain the necessary permits and schedule city and county inspections but these tasks need to be identified separately due to the length of time it can take. Permitting and inspections can take from one to three weeks, depending upon schedule and the flexibility of the inspector. The new warehouse is empty and can be accessed immediately. Framing cannot start until the permits are received. Electrical and plumbing can begin as soon as the framing is finished. Drywall cannot start until the electrical and plumbing inspections are complete. After the drywall is completed, final inspections will be completed by the county and city. After both the county and city have passed the new construction, finish work can begin. Building the product floor work benches can occur at any time before the move occurs.   
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