Project Management in Engineering and Technology
Boy Scouts of America -- Centennial celebrations etc. -- Management, Project management -- Planning, Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) -- Centennial celebrations etc.
Following it's foundation on February 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America have continued to develop boys into the leaders of tomorrow. To continue this tradition, along with taking advantage of the historical research opportunities associated with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration, a project plan is being developed for the Boy Scouts to participate in the celebration. The Boy Scouts will push for continued progress toward rank advancement and merit badge requirements, while reenacting many activities of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Associated with these activities, advertisement, patches and medals will also need to be accounted for, to make this project a success. Using past lessons learned and constraints as defined by the BSA council, a project plan has been created looking at high level requirements for this project A WBS and Gantt chart were created and available for the project manager to continue the project life cycle. The project manager for this project, along with common PM requirements, will need to have a familiarity with the BSA structure and key contacts to successfully pull in needed resources. Project controls will also be required to keep the project on schedule, under budget and successful in meeting the objectives. The next steps needed are to defined resources, owners and completion dates for project requirements in the current plan. Following execution and completion of the bicentennial celebrations, a post-mortem should be completed to continue building on lessons learned for future projects.
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Bossard, Jim; Charoenpongpool, Wut; Lilleboe, Anna; Omland, Kimberly; and Robbanjerd, Smud, "Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Boy Scout Project Plan" (2004). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1414.