Assume you work for Elite Industries, a large conglomerate, operating both in Australia and overseas. Elite is involved in manufacturing and services businesses including financial services and information technology. The company is organised into several business units, some small and others large. Each of the business units are responsible for its business strategy and profit and loss, and enjoys a high level of autonomy in decision-making.
The company plans to embark on a major program of setting up new businesses to benefit from emerging trends in product innovation, globalisation and technology. In view of the heightened competition in recent years, improving cost efficiencies by automating its business processes is another strategic priority for the company.
The company’s senior management is inviting you to choose a project and prepare a project plan tomeet the above objectives. It is a requirement that your project plan should conform to the PMBOK methodology. Your plan should apply each of the PMBOK knowledge areas to the project management processes.