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The one thing all successful projects have in common is a good plan. This has been repeated over and over again during classroom study and benchmarking. Friar Tucker International understands the concept of a successful implementation plan lending itself to a wonderful project outcome. During this paper, Friar Tucker will show different aspects that must be addressed to complete a project successfully.
To Begin, Friar Tucker will first have to look at the makeup of their company before an implementation process can be put into place. Friar Tucker will show that based on current company strategy, this particular project/implementation process will best suit them. Next, actual deliverables, timelines, and those responsible for the deliverables will be addressed and broke down. And finally; because the nature of projects lend themselves to problems, Friar Tucker will conduct a Risk Assessment Matrix. This will be where Friar Tucker analyzes risks, shortfalls, and consequences that come with each deliverable of the project. Overall, Friar Tucker will piece together an implementation process that will enable Friar Tucker to achieve a successful project.
Friar Tucker's Strategy
Friar Tucker International is a hospitality services chain with 1200 employees, and generates more than 300 million dollars in revenue each year. The majority of Friar Tucker's revenue comes from the 35 entertainment and cuisine businesses they manage. Sport's Entertainment and Cuisine establishments lead the way in revenue with 101 and 97 million dollars, followed closely by family establishments with 92 million dollars. Finally; Friar Tucker does a play a small role with subcontracted work, and generates around 15 million dollars in revenue (University of Phoenix, 2007).
"To be among the top 10 hospitality service providers in family entertainment business, based on our superior service levels and innovative marketing" (University of Phoenix, 2007, pg 3). This as stated in the simulation is Friar Tucker's vision statement. This vision statement correlates well with the company's mission statement which is, "to attract more visitors and customers through food and entertainment facilities, and ensure a great family experience" (University of Phoenix, 2007, pg 3). In order for Friar Tucker to make their mission statement real and continue to strive for the company's overall mission, Friar Tucker must begin expanding into other areas. Ricardo Bellini Chief Executive Officer for Friar Tucker has big ideas for expanding the company. The project is called Galleria, and would put more emphasis on the entertainment aspects of Friar Tucker.
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Unique Implementation Plan for Completing the Galleria Project
The thoughts and ideas for the Galleria Project are enormous, and if accomplished successfully will put Friar Tucker International at the forefront of the hospitality service industry (University of Phoenix, 2007). There are many deliverables planned for Project Galleria, as well as timelines and those ultimately responsible for the deliverable. These lists can be seen in Table 1, Optimal Solution Implementation Plan. All deliverables and timelines can be easily mapped out and visually shown. However, one aspect of the implementation process that is difficult to account for is the unknown.
Optimal Solution Implementation Plan
Action Item Deliverable Timeline Who is Responsible
Entertainment Hub (Base for all other Deliverables). 16 Months. Start to Finish (Gais Construction, 2007). All other timelines are inside this 18 month period. White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding
Fitness Center 13 Months (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding
Outsourced Company who specializes in the planning and development of fitness centers.
Movie Theatres 9 Months (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding
Outsourced Company who specializes in the planning and development of Movie Theatres
Bowling Alley 9 Months (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding
Outsourced Company who specializes in the planning and development of Bowling Alleys.
Shopping Areas 6 Months (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding, planning and development.
Café 1 Month (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding
Basketballs shoot around area. 1 Month (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding, planning and development.
Batting Cages 1 Month (Gais Construction, 2007). White Beach Construction.
Friar Tucker funding, planning and development.
Pool Tables 1 Week (Gais Construction, 2007). Friar Tucker funding.
Staffing & Training 3 Months (Dean Machinery Co. 2007). Friar Tucker HR
Outsourced company with the tools and resources to help hire and train.
Location of Mall 1 Month (Dean Machinery Co., 2007). Friar Tucker
Murphy's Law "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong Murphy loves hanging out in projects" (A. Hapka, personal conversation, 2007). In order for Friar Tucker to successfully implement the Galleria Project; shortfalls, risk factors, and consequences must be accounted for and factored into the equation.
Risk Analysis Matrix
Deliverable Risks and Probability Consequence and Severity Mitigation Techniques and Strategies
Entertainment Hub (Location and home for all other deliverables 1. Fail to finish on scheduled date. (Medium)
2. Run over budget (Medium)
3. Entertainment Hub is a flop. Public is not impressed. (Low) 1. Forced to reschedule. (Medium)
2. Forced to find funds elsewhere. Or shut project down. (High)
3. Project Galleria does not break even in 5 years. Company losing money from project. (High) See Mitigation Section.
Fitness Center 1. Fail to finish on scheduled date. (Medium)
2. Outsourced Developer designs a nonuser friendly Fitness Center (Medium) 1. Forced to reschedule. (Medium)
2. Operation becomes stagnant. Drains Friar Tucker resources. (High) See Mitigation Section.
Movie Theater 1. Fail to finish on scheduled date. (Medium)
2. Movie Theaters constructed are to small to carry blockbuster movies (Low) 1. Forced to reschedule. (Medium)
2. Project Galleria is unable to obtain contracts to receive the latest movies (Medium) See Mitigation Section.
Bowling Alley 1. Fail to finish on scheduled date. (Medium)
2. Bowling Alley is designed and built to close to movie theater and cafes (Low) 1. Forced to reschedule. (Medium)
2. Usability of movie theater and café become difficult. Therefore do not generate appropriate revenue. See Mitigation Section.
Shopping Areas 1. Fail to finish on scheduled date. (Medium)
2. Unable to lease shopping areas during construction. Making it difficult to promote big names such as, Dillard's, Abercrombie, and JC Penny's. (Medium) 1. Forced to reschedule. (Medium)
2. Grand opening is not on a grand scale with off brand shopping retailers. (Low) See Mitigation Section.
Café 1. Running over budget for larger areas of the projects forces small portions out. (High) 1. Part of Friar Tucker's strategic focus is cuisine. Shutting down this small project will shy away from Friar Tucker's business strategy. (Medium) See Mitigation Section.
Basketball Shoot Around 1. Running over budget for larger areas of the projects forces small portions out. (High)
2. Somebody injuries themselves while playing. Threatens to sue. (High) 1. Part of Friar Tucker's strategic focus is sports entertainment. Shutting down this small project will not only shy away from Friar Tucker's business strategy but also lose a marketable sector. (Medium)
2. Lawsuit filed costing Friar Tucker time and money. (High) See Mitigation Section.
Batting Cages 1. Somebody injuries themselves while playing. Threatens to sue. (High) 1. Lawsuit filed costing Friar Tucker time and money. (High) See Mitigation Section.
Location Of Mall 1. During construction it is realized that this piece of land is unsuitable for a entertainment hub of this magnitude. (Low)
2. Location of Hub is deterrent for potential customers (To far away, or unsafe area) 1. Too many resources will have bee wasted, and the project will be pulled. (High)
2. The Entertainment Hub does not meet revenue standards. (High) See Mitigation Section
Mitigation Techniques and Strategies
Friar Tucker understands that for the Galleria Project they are several areas that are considered the large portions of the project; these large areas would be the entertainment hub, fitness center, movie theater, bowling alley, and shopping center. Although these deliverables are vastly different, they are similar on scale. Because of the similarity, each deliverable requires similar mitigation techniques to avoid or survive pitfalls.
First, painstaking planning stages must be done for each deliverable before anybody picks up a shovel. All key personal from Friar Tucker, White Beach, and outsourced developers/planners should be present during the entire planning stage. During this painstaking planning stage all aspects of the project should be discussed. Some of these aspects will need a great deal of time devoted to them; aspects such as, budget, deadlines, designs, legal issues, contracts, locations, and marketing (Gray, Larson, 2006).
While it is appropriate to map out every aspect of the project, know one can predict the future. This is why many previously mentioned aspects must come with provisions and safety nets. Planning everything precisely is needed, but if Friar Tucker does not give those aspects room to breath they will suffocate and die. Ideas to help Friar Tucker mitigate post problems are things like, padding the budget, and padding the deadlines. Sometimes no matter how much you plan, design flaws can sneak past (Gray, Larson, 2006). Friar Tucker should give certain trusted individuals the power to change things on the fly call an audible at the line. By doing this Friar Tucker can avoid serious design flaws from being built and completed, costing Friar Tucker time and money (Dean Machinery Co., 2007).
Implementation Planning Process
The implementation planning process for Friar Tucker is straightforward and systematic. Friar Tucker understands their original goal to not only improve in the company's current market area, but also expand into new territory. With the help of Project Galleria and most specially the project plan they can bring this goal to life. With the help of project leaders, Friar Tucker has painstakingly developed a plan that is functional, flexible, and enables everyone to reach ultimate goals. Because this plan was creatively put together by all involved with the project, all can be help accountable as well as take ownership to the project (University of Phoenix, 2007). Everyone from Friar Tucker, White Beach, outsourced specialty company's, and legal contract writers had a hand in the planning stage. Having everyone together was especially important when deciding who was responsible for the actually deliverables.
Once the parties understood who was responsible for each task, and timeline was set and agreed upon by all. By putting deadlines into the implementation plan, these ensured projects would be completed on time (of course with provisions and safety nets written in). Also by putting in deadlines/timelines, budgets that were agreed upon by all can be more easily kept. Friar Tucker understands that the easiest way to go over budget is to go over the allotted time for each project.
Although there are many aspects of the implementation planning process, one aspect that will set Friar Tucker' Galleria project above the rest is how the company has set provisions and safety nets to prepare themselves for difficult times. And these difficult times will happen, has they happen for all projects (University of Phoenix, 2007). Written in the plan are contingency plans to get Friar Tucker out of difficult situations, or at least work through a tough situation. These types of contingency plans or safety nets include, making all projects with the deadline 1 month prior to end as well as backup resources for budget problems.
During this paper Friar Tucker has shown a thorough, fluid, and functional implementation plan and process. Friar Tucker understood that the key to any successful project would be to make sure the project aligns with the company's overall business strategies and goals. Once Friar Tucker's vision was understood, an implementation plan was put in place to identify the project deliverables, timelines, and who is responsible for each deliverable.
After deliverables and timelines were in place, Friar Tucker could then prepare/analyze any shortfalls, risk factors, and consequences that may come with Project Galleria. Once these were recognized, Friar Tucker then developed mitigation ideas and techniques to combat any type of foreseen or un-foreseen problem. These steps have led to a well thought out and laid out plan for Friar Tucker's Galleria Project. And although all aspects of a project do not go as planned; Friar Tucker has developed an implementation process that covers many areas both seen and unseen, to put themselves in a position for a successful project.