Background The ATA is a small Australian Non-Government and Not-for-profit Organisation (NGO & NFP) that started an East Timor (ET) Solar Project in the early 2000s. For further information on The ATA’s activities in this area, please refer to their website (http://www.ata.org.au/). Assume you are back at the beginning of ET Solar project and have been appointed by Kate Greenwood to assist her in planning the execution of this project. Your first task is to put together a Project Execution Plan framework so that Kate can discuss her approach with the CEO before proceeding with further work. This Plan and the associated Business Case will be the main documents on which The ATA Board bases its approval decision. Also, The ATA is planning to approach Google for funding support and will require a sound Project Execution Plan in addition to the Business Case (the Business Case is not part of this task). At this point, you should have done some research on the type of project execution plans that are in use in various industries. As a minimum, having worked through Modules 1 and 2, you should know the major sections in the project execution plan. You may have noticed through your research that regardless of the industry sector from which the project execution plan comes, the format, (i.e., section headings) is roughly the same. If you feel out of your depth with too many unknowns and uncertainties or even a feeling of ‘I don’t know what I am doing’- welcome to the world of project management. It is not uncommon that a manager ventures into a discipline that he/she is not familiar with and has to learn ‘on the run’. Between the PMBoK reference, the Module’s notes and your own research, there should be more than sufficient information for you to tackle this task. We are looking for the thinking that supports your decisions and/or recommendations, and the underpinning logic, not how well you can repeat what you have been taught or have read.
The ATA as a small Australian Non-Government and Not-for-profit Organisation