Manchester United Soccer Club

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Nicholatte Larson is responsible for organizing Manchester United Soccer Club’s first summer tournament. The major deliverables for the project include finalizing the location and logistics, finding sponsors and fundraising, designing accessories, finalizing rewards for winners, team screening, and determining the schedule. Developing a work breakdown structure (WBS) will help alleviate problems in scheduling soccer matches, cost estimation, and logistics management. Nicolette can find additional information to develop the WBS by analyzing schedules, awards, and referees from other soccer events organized by other clubs, consulting with club members who have participated in similar events, and brainstorming with colleagues. The WBS can be used to generate cost estimates for the tournament by identifying cost drivers and arriving at registration fees. This information will be useful in reducing costs and planning the event effectively.

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Nicholatte Larson is tournament director of Manchester United Soccer Club and responsible for organizing the club’s first summer tournament.

Make list of the major deliverables for the project and use them to develop a draft of the work breakdown structure for the tournament that contains at least three levels of detail. What are the major deliverables associated with hosting an event such as a soccer tournament?

Major Deliverables:

  • Finalizing the place of tournament and logistic details
  • Finding sponsor & fundraising Design of T-shirts and other accessories
  • Finalizing reward for winner
  • Team screening
  • Determine schedule.

How would developing a WBS alleviate some of the problems that occurred during the first meeting and help Nicolette organize and plan the project?

WBS will help them in scheduling of the soccer matches, handling the registration, cost estimations and defining logistics. WBS will reduce the possibility of forgetting a task completely. All the tasks will be listed in a map, with their defined priority. As a result, WBS will provide the entire picture of the event and provide a structure to the activities that needs to be planned and managed.

Where can Nicolette find additional information to help her develop WBS structure?

Nicolette can collect the information from the following sources: She can search for the other soccer events that are planned by other clubs. She can access and analyse to their schedules, awards, referees list etc. This will help her to determine the best technics. She can also take help from the soccer club members who have participated in other such events. She can have a brainstorming session with the colleagues and identify the tasks that need to be planned.

How could Nicolette and her Task force can use the WBS to generate the cost estimates for the tournament? Why would this be useful information?

WBS will help them to identify the cost drivers of the event. This will allow them to reduce the costs of the event. WBS will help them arrive at numbers for size of the event, number of teams to play, number of referees, number of fields to book etc. WBS will help them arrive at the registration fees for the event.

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