Director:'Hi John, take a seat. Do you know much about the project?'
Project Manager:'Hi Peter. I know a little about it.'
Director:'Well, I'll tell you about it now. The main purpose of the project is to incorporate the
existing TB Management Application into the TB Office Application. The scope is very large, it's an essential application for the company and it will be used for the whole company across the world.
Because we don't want to risk bringing down the whole computer system, the roll out will be done in stages. First, in the UK and Holland, then in the rest of Europe, and then the rest of the world. We've done the business case, how much we predict it will cost and how much money we expect to save when it's being used. Now, it's with the Board of Directors, waiting for their sign off. But that's just a formality, we'll have the confirmation of the project in a couple of days. Do you have any questions?'
Project Manager:'Yes, what are the deliverables?'
Director:'Just the incorporation of the app into main office application and some new report and statistical functions.'
Project Manager:'I suppose that a risk analysis has been carried out. What are the main risks if it's rolled out and doesn't work?'
Director:'Well, the worst case scenario is that the company's main office application won't work. That's why the roll out will be in different phases. But we doubt anything so severe will happen.'
Project Manager:'What will the budget for the project be?'
Director:'About $3.5 million. I know it's not a lot, but because of the crisis, there are constraints on spending. We can't spend like we used to. There's also a time constraint, it needs to be up and running in 9 months. That's if everything goes according to plan. And as you know nothing ever does!'
Project Manager:'It does seem challenging.'