Global Poverty

Global Poverty

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there are two methods of reducing global poverty. 1) Redistribution of Incomes across nations or 2) Economic growth. Review Rostow’s Stages of Development and study

the stages nations pass through during economic development.

Identify a specific nation that is currently suffering from extreme or severe poverty and answer the following questions on the discussion forum.

What steps should the government of that nation take to move along these stages of development?

Specifically address fiscal, monetary and trade policy, and legal issues.

What is the role of the US (citizens and government) in reducing global poverty?

Share something you learned about GDP Growth and Supply Side Policy that could be applied to this nation.

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Unit 303 – Project Management

Introduction
Project management is a method used to organize tasks; it uses a structured
framework to help a group work productively. We use certain tools to track progress
relative to plan and to further aid in task sequencing, resource allocation and
scheduling.
This project involves establishing a day care centre in ADU campus to satisfy the
need of faculty and students. As ADU is located far from the city and mothers access
to their siblings is very difficulty a need has arose to open this facility.
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The next two phases – Executing – and – Delivering – cannot be practiced due to lack
of time. However, we will be running through those phases in the coming 4 – 5
months as we proceed in the project.
Under the first two phases we have main topics to cover as follows
Defining Planning
1 Goals Schedules
2 Specification Budgets
3 Tasks Resources
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Project Description:
LBS service gives business customers the ability to send SMS, MMS to the handsets of end users who are
located in a particular area in UAE. Thus, the main advantage of this service is the facility to send SMS
targeted towards a specific area
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Document will outline the project specification from defining, planning, execution and closing perspective
to deliver location based advertising platform, which will enable business customers in UAE a new
advertising tool. (Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014)
Defining Phase:
Goals:
Location based advertising platform shall grant businesses (SMBs and Enterprises) the following
opportunities:
1. Enabling the Corporate with a new direct market communication tool to reach their clients
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4. Propose and attractive pricing packages that compete with other conventional media channels like
press adds, e-mail, TV and radio Ads.
5. Generate incremental revenues by 8 million AED. (Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014)
Project Specifications
Project shall include defined specification to deliver a successful location based platform.
The Project constitute of Commissioning and supply of platform after Vendors evaluation,
implementation, Testing and communication plan to go to market.
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Project Stakeholders
Stakeholders Expectations/Management approach
IT & Telecom Director Participation in Evaluation Committee, Design the
provisioning process
Finance Director Participation in Evolution Committee, Release and follow up
payment to Selected Vendor
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Marketing Manager Prepare the media plan for targeted business customers
Project Manager Assure all Project Defining, Planning, Execution and Closing
stages in place
Design Engineer Design the appropriate structure for the platform
3.4 Responsibilities
Action Project
Manager
Design
Engineers
Implementation
Manager
Training
Leads
UAT Contracts&
Legal
Director
Requirements
Gathering
A R R C C I
Coding Design A R C C I
Coding Input A R
Software
Testing
A R C I I
Network
Preparation
A C R I I
Implementation A C R C C C
Conduct
Training
A R C C
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Key:
R – Responsible for completing the work
A – Accountable for ensuring task completion/sign off
C – Consulted before any decisions are made
I – Informed of when an action/decision has been made (Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014)
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4.Planning Phase:
4.1 Project Schedule
4.1.1 Work Breakdown Structure
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Location Based
Advertising
Platform 1.0
Request For
Proposal
1.1
Evaluation
1.2
Implementation
1.3
User Acceptance
Testing 1.4
Go to Market and
Launch
1.5
Raise RFP by
Contracts
Department
1.1.1
Technical Evaluation
1.2.1
1.3.1
Platform Delivery
Finalize testing
Specification
Document
1.4.1
Set Go to market
plan
1.5.1
Establish Evaluation
Committee
1.1.2
Features
Evaluation1.2.2
Platform Design
1.3.2
Resolution of
technical snags
1.4.2
Execute allocated
media plan
1.5.2
Receive Vendors
Proposals.
1.1.3
Financial Evaluation
1.2.3
Implementation of
Hardware
1.3.3
Summarizing Tested
features
1.4.3
Training and
Channel readiness
1.5.3
Assure Regulatory
and Legal
Compliance
1.1.4
Short-listing
compliant
Vendors1.2.4
Implementation of
Software
1.3.4
Request for launch
1.4.4
Gain Formal
Acceptance for
launch
1.5.4
Selection of Vendor
1.1.5
Summarizing and
Establishing Final
evaluation Report
1.2.5
Install Development
System
1.3.5
Archive Files/
Documents/Lessons
learned
1.5.5
Management
Approval on Selected
Vendor
1.2.6
Billing System
Integration
1.3.6
Install Live System
1.3.7
User Training
1.3.8
Go Live
1.3.9
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4.1.2 Milestone Table
Milestone reference Description/outcome Date
M1 Complete Requirements Gathering 15/1/2013
M2 Raise a Request for proposal 25/1/2013
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M5 User acceptance Testing and request for launch Stage 15/6/2013
M6 Go to market and Communication Plan 15/7/2013
4.2 Project Budget and Financial Impact:
Annexure 1 attached (Project Management, 2012)
4.3 Project Resource (Staffing) Plan
Resource Type Internal/External Quantity Period Cost/Month (AED)
IT & Telecom Director Internal 1 Whole Project 25,000
Finance Director Internal 1 3 Month 25,000
Contracts & Legal Director Internal 1 2 Month 20,000
Billing System Director Internal 1 4 Month 15,000
Engineering Director Internal 1 4 Month 25,000
UAT Team External 5 2 Month 6,000
Regulatory Affairs Coordinator Internal 1 1 Month 11,000
Marketing Manager Internal 1 4 Month 23,000
Project Manager Internal 1 Whole Project 23,400
Design Engineer External 1 Whole Project 7,000
Implementation Manager External 1 Whole Project 9,000
Training Leads External 2 1 Month 6,500
4.4 Project Communication Plan
Information
Type
Frequency Distribute To Doc Type Media Responsible When
Progress
Report
Weekly Senior
Management
Word Email PM Sundays
Mid Project
Review
Presentation
1 time All
Stakeholders
Power Point Email Evaluation
Committee
4th Month
Vendor’s
Evaluation
Criteria
1 time All
Stakeholders
Word Email Evaluation
Committee
4th Month
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4.5 Project risks
4.5.1 Methodology
 Project Team will review the project documents, including vendors proposals and sit for brain
storming session to identify risks.
 Project Manager will contact regulatory affairs coordinator to attend the brain storming session
since he was involved in previous evaluations and due to experience of regulatory guidelines.
 Financial Director shall evaluate vendor’s final offers separately and submit the final financial
short list report to all evaluation committee (Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014)
Risk Identification:
Concluded from brain storming sessions.
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Technical:
 Failure to achieve service specifications requirement.
 Delayed User acceptance testing.
 Technical snags recovery
Request for Launch:
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Installation:
 Vendor’s Delay to provide hardware
 Vendor’s Delay to provide installation soft ware and guidelines document.
(Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014)
4.5.2 Risk Responses Plan
Ref Risk Review Date Strategy Description
1 Financial 20/3/2013 Mitigate Financial director to assure
that selected vendor and
purchased platform within
project budget
2 Financial 25/3/2013 Mitigate Financial director to follow
up closely with account
payable to release vendor’s
payments
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3 Technical-Failure to achieve
Service requirements
1/4/2013 AVOID Engineering & IT director to
resubmit the specification
document to the selected
vendor
4 Delayed Request for launch 1/8/2013 AVOID PM to assure critical path of
the project and to adjust any
changes to project timelines
5 Hardware and Software
Installation and Delivery
1/6/2013 Transfer Subcontract delivery to
ARAMEX
5. Executing Phase
5.1 Submit Progress Status report
Status report shall be submitted on a weekly basis
Annexure 2 Sample Status report. (Project Management, 2012)
5.2 Changes
Any Project Changes Shall be closely monitored and controlled by designing Change control document
which shall handles any change request throughout the duration of the project.
5.3 Quality
Project shall follow the quality assurance measures and Quality control by following the quality matrices
to ensure quality delivered platform that will cover the desired business deliverables.
Process Action Acceptable Process
Standards
Process Phase Assessment Interval
Ensure Deliverable
Business Platform
Specification
Highest Scores Shall be
granted to Vendor covering
all platform needed
specification
Evaluation Monthly
Successful User
acceptance testing
100 % UAT shall be provided
with resolution of all
technical snags
Testing 1 month after
Evaluation Phase
Market Communication
plan
Media Plan need to be target
to the correct business
segments and ensure
delivering of the platform
features and benefits
RFL Quarterly
User Acceptance testing Phase shall be closely monitored and controlled by developing Quality assurance
log and control document which clearly defined the technical snags arises and the resolution date.
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Trial# Date Item
Measured
Required
Value
Actual
Measured
Acceptable?
(Y/N)
Recommendation Date
Resolved
1 15/6 Accuracy
of Network
100% 100% Y Retesting to reach
satisfactory level
18/6
2 20/6 Test
campaign
100%
reach
customers
100% Y Reschedule
SMS/MMS
Campaigns
25/6
Quality Assurance Log
Trial # Date Process
Measured
Required
Value
Actual
Measured
Acceptable?
(Y/N)
Recommendation Date
Resolved
1 15/6 Accuracy
of Network
100% 60% N Retesting to reach
satisfactory level
17/6
2 20/6 Test
campaign
100%
reach
customers
80% N Reschedule
SMS/MMS
Campaigns
25/6
Quality Control Log
6.Delivery Phase
6.1 Training to Sales channels and Call Center
Selected Vendor Shall provides extensive training to platform administrators, Engineering, Marketing
departments to highlight all platform features and options.
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6.2 Transfer Documents
• Platform technical specification needs to be shared with IT, Engineering and marketing
department to make sure all platform specifications and features are documents.

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6.3 Lessons Learned
Lessons learned from the project are compiled in the following table to avoid the recurrence of incidents
that affected the performance of the project and lead to project creep. (Projectmanagementdocs.com.
2014)
Category Issue Name Problem/Success Impact Recommendation
Procurement
Management
Contract
Requirements
The PM was not fully
engaged in the contract
process.
All requirements were not
included in the initial
contract. A contract
modification was required
which added a week to the
project.
PM must be fully
engaged in all contract
processes. This must be
communicated to both
PM and contract
personnel.
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Quality
Management
UAT UAT took 1 week longer
which resulted in Go for
market delay
PM to follow up with UAT
testing team and
Engineering Directors to
assure meeting the
deadlines
Though plan quality
standards were met,
UAT took 1 week longer
to complete 100% User
acceptance testing
Annexures List
Annexure
Number
Title
Annexure 1 Financial Impact and Project Budget
Annexure 2 Sample Weekly Status Report
Annexure 3 Vendor’s Evaluation Criteria
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References
Project Management. 2012. Melbourne: Chifley Business School.
Projectmanagementdocs.com. 2014. Free Project Management Templates – PMBOK Templates. [online]
Available at: http://www.ProjectManagementDocs.com [Accessed: 14 Feb 2014].
Annexure 1
Financial Impact and Project Budget
Profit & Loss Y 1 Y 2 Y 3 Total
NET REVENUE
Direct Cost
2,923,451
8,607,005
13,010,745
24,541,202
SMS Interconnect
816,802
2,436,850
3,680,694
6,934,346
MMS Interconnect
75,479
200,310
304,819
580,608
Software 456,000 – – 456,000
Software
Indirect Cost
Advertising &
1,448,281 3,637,159 4,985,513 10,070,954
Promotion – – – –
Sales & Customer Service Support – – – –
Maintenance Cost – – – –
Overhead, Admin, Operation & Support – – – –
Network & Other
Costs 767,720 1,532,274 2,147,372 4,447,366
767,720 1,532,274 2,147,372 4,447,366
EBITDA 707,450 3,437,572 5,877,860 10,022,882
EBITDA % 24% 40% 45% 41%
EBIT
125,053 2,855,175 5,295,463 8,275,691
EBIT % 4% 33% 41% 34%
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Discounted Cash Flow @ 15%
Y 0 Y 1 Y 2 Y 3
Net Cash Flow from Operations 707,450 3,437,572 5,877,860
Capital
Expenditure
1,747
,192
Net Cash In / (Out)
flow
(1,74
7,192
) 707,450 3,437,572 5,877,860
1
5
Discount Factor
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Y 0 Y 1 Y 2 Y 3 Y 4 Y 5
(1,74
7,192
) 707,450 3,437,572 5,877,860 – –
1.000
0 0.8696 0.7561 0.6575 0.5718 0.4972
(1,74
7,192
) 615,174 2,599,298 3,864,789 – –
(1,74
7,192 (1,132,01
) 7) 1,467,281 5,332,069 5,332,069 5,332,069
%
Discounted Cash
flow
(1,74
7,192
) 615,174 2,599,298 3,864,789 – –
NPV 5,332,069
IRR 110%
Payback Period
Net Cash In / (Out)
flow
1
5
Discount Factor %
Discounted Cash
flow
Cum. Discounted
Cash flow
Discounted
Payback Period
1
Year
6
Mon
ths
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Annexure 2
Weekly Progress Report
No. Action Item Action Item Description Responsible Due Date
1. Review last Evaluation
Report
– Assure all requirements are
covered
– Email to Regulatory affairs
coordinator to confirm
compliance
IT &
Engineering
director
25/1/2013
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3.
4. Stake holders
signatures on RFP
requirement
– Pm to obtain Stakeholders
signatures on the RFP
requirement document
– PM to obtain management
approval
PM
25/1/2013
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Annexure 3
Evaluation Criteria
Weight
Vendor A
Vendor
B
Vendor C
Vendor D
System Functionality & Business Features
25
12
14
22
10
General Compliancy
20
15
16
19
11
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(Logs, Reporting, Alarms, etc.) 10 7 7 9 7
Provisioning & charging
10
6
5
8
6
References & supplier history with the
Company
5
4
3
4
2
Overall Weight
100
71
69
90
58
Ranking 2 3 1 4
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