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Team:
BB Consultants

Ankur Sharma

Gaurav Mahajan









Ketaki Guntoorkar









Monica Kore



Release
1.0

Date:
Jan.01.
2012


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Project Plan
-
WAP Project


This Project plan forms the basis of all management efforts associated
with the WAP project. The information associated with the plan will
evolve as the project moves through its various stages.

This project plan documents the project planning process and

consists of
the following basic tasks:



Defining the sequence of tasks to be performed.



Identifying all the deliverables associated with the project.



Defining the dependency relationship between tasks.



Estimating the resources required to perform each task
.



Scheduling all tasks to be performed.



Defining the budget for performing the tasks.



Defining the organization executing the project.



Identifying the known project risks.



Defining the process ensuring quality of the project product.



Defining the process f
or configuration management.



Defining the process specifying and controlling requirements.


This plan documents and defines the objectives of the project, the
approach to be taken, and commitment being assumed. Once
execution begins, the plan should be
revised, baselined and updated
on a regular basis.








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Table of contents


1.

Project Background
…………………………………………… 4


2.

Project Charter

…………………………………………………
5

2.1 Issues
………………………………………………………………....5

2.2 Business needs and business benefits………………………………..5

2.3
Objectives…………………………………………………………….5

2.4 Scope…………………………………………………………………6

2.5 Assumptions………………………………………………………….6

2.6 Constraints……………………………………………………………7

2.7 Success Criteria………………………………………………………7

2.8 Milestones……………………………………………………………8

3.

Project Organization
……
………………………………............9

4.

Work Breakdown Structure(WBS)
…………………………...10

5.

Expectations
…………………………………………………..13

6.

Project Schedule
………………………………………………15

7.

Deliverables
…………………………………………………...16

8.

Budget Estimation
…………………………………………….18

9.

Resource Allocation
…………………………………………
..
20

10.

Risk Management
………………………………………….21

10.1 Risk Management Plan……………………………………………21

11.

Quality Plan
………………………………………………..24

12.

Issues
………………………………………………………26

13.

SWOT Analysis
……………………………………………28

14.

Approval & Signatures
……………………………………
.
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1.

Project Background

WhatsApp
Messenger

is

a

proprietary
,

cross
-
platform

instant
messaging

application for

smartphones
. Since 2009, it has been a
leading services provider in its field and constantly growing.
Com
peting
with a number of other messaging service providers, WhatsApp handles
ten billion messages per day as of Aug, 2012.
Growing

from two billion
in
April,

2012.
They have been providing a good service to their
exponentially growing user base. But as the
number of new service
provider grows, so does the market competition for the WhatsApp Inc.
to keep abreast of the budding players.

A

market survey
was conducted to find out about the

shortcomin
gs and
the areas of improvement by WhatsApp Inc.

According to t
he findings
of the
survey the customers were looking for a more interactive, close to
real life chatting experience.

The overall feedback was sort of satisfactory and the customers
suggested improvement to the application as follows:



To make their chatting

experience more interactive, many of
the users felt a need for voice and video services.



The application should be made multi lingual.



There is a scope of more attractive UI.


WhatsApp Inc. realizes the importance of the survey findings; to solve
their business problem and to work on the findings of the survey they
have come to BB consultants. Now,
the
options with
WhatsApp Inc.
are
either
to
modify, enhance their application
in
-
house or merge with

any
existing service provider.
This

would certainly add to WhatsApps’s
popularity and attract new customers.


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2.

Project Charter

The project charter follows the project summary and the background.
Like the project summary, the project ch
arter
information was developed
durin
g the project conception and definition phase and includes an issue
statement,
business needs and benefits, objectives, scope (in and out),
assumptions,
constraints,
success criteria and milestones.






1.


1. Issue

2.


Whats
App Inc. has been the topmost service provider and has been
performing quite well since its inception in 2009. But now they are facing
a stiff competition from the budding players in the market. In addition to
that the fact that the mobile application mark
et is very competitive and one
can’t just rely on a single product for too long to be the best in their
business has led them to conduct a market survey in
2012, they realize they
have to work on the findings of the survey to further expand their business
and emerge as an incomparable IM service provider in the market.

2. Business need and business benefits

Business Need: WhatsApp Inc. is looking for a solution which will make
them the best in their business. Business Benefits: Addition of voice and
video features with the already existing features of the application will help
WhatsApp to come up with a complete interactive close to real life
package experience that will make the application more popular and attract
more customers. The successful impl
ementation of the solution will help
them further tap their way into the growing market of users looking for a
complete social networking experience. The addition of new features such
as push notifications and new user screens will certainly keep the
custo
mers hooked up to the application.




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3.

Objectives




100% Voice and Video Calling Feature implementation



More Interactive UI



30% increase in the customer base



Retain 1st position as an IM service provider.



50% increase in the annual revenue generation

4.

Scope




In Scope



Successful implementation of Voice and video calling feature



Push notification feature implementation



Beta version testing and fixing



Risk assessment



Quality Assurance




Out of Scope



Financial risk assessment after merging



Organization management policy changes



Human resource policy changes



Changes in Organization staffing




5
.
Assumptions



Viber Inc. is already a client of BB consultancy ready for the merger
solution.



There will be a 30% increase in the customer base after the new
product is made available in the market.



All staff and employees will be trained accordingly

in their respective
technologies, timesheet, and reporting tasks on the new system



Funding is available for training



All department heads will provide necessary support for successful
project completion



Project has executive
-
level support and backing



Annu
al Revenue of WhatsApp Inc is $100,000.



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6
. Constraints




The preliminary constraints in implementation of the
WAP

Project are as
follows:



Cost
: $ 2,500,000 to $ 3,00,000



Time
: 6 month



Quality
: Successful implementation of all the objectives
.



Scope:

90 %
-

100 % implementation of voice and video calling and
pus
h notifications feature implementation
.



7.


Success criteria




Succe
ssful Merger of WhatsApp Inc.




100% successful implementation of Voice and video calling
.



100% successful implementation of Push notification feature
.



Approx 20% increase in the overall
revenue turnover
.




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8
. Milestone

Milestones/Deliverables


Target Date

Project Charter

1/1/2013

Project Plan Review and Completion

1/10/2013

Project Kickoff

1/20/2013

Merger Complete

2/1/2013

Training Complete

2/15/2013

Implementation
Complete

4/15/2013

Beta Version launch Complete

4/30/2013

Feedback on Beta Version Complete

5/15/2013

Modification as per Feedback Complete

5/20/2013

Closeout/Project Completion

6/30/2013



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3.

Project Organization


The Project description includes a
description of the organization that
defines the persons responsible for the following types of functions:
project manager, development manager, quality assurance and technical
support. A project manager

is required for every project.
This plan
includes a
narrative of key project member responsibilities, including the
project position and the hierarchy. The graphical representation is as
below:


















Tester

Tester

Tester

Senior Executive

Senior Project
Manager

Development
Project Manager

Merger Project
Manager

Support Project
Manager

Testing Project
Manager

Developer

Development Team
Lead

Developer

Developer

Developer

Developer

Developer

Tester

Tester

Support Analyst

Support
Analyst

Support
Analyst

Support
Analyst

Risk
Consultant

Financial
Consultant

Business
Analyst

Developer

Senior
Develope
r

Senior
Develope
r

Senior
Develope
r

Senior
Developer

Testing Team Lead

Senior
Test
Analyst

Senior
Test
Analyst

Support Team Lead

Senior Tech
Support
Associate

Senior Consultant


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4.

WBS (Work Breakdown
Structure)

The work breakdown structure or the activity sequencing involves
dividing the project into smaller, more manageable components
(activities) and then specifying the order of completion. For this project,
work package is included that describes identify requ
irements, required
schedule to be completed.

ID

Task

Effort
Hours

Start Date

Planned
Completion

Resource



Project Initiation
Phase









T100

Develop preliminary
project scope

96

12/1/2012

12/5/2012

BB Consultant

T101

Identify business need

64

12/6/2012

12/11/2012

BB Consultant

T102

Develop preliminary
budget

64

12/12/2012

12/16/2012

BB Consultant

T103

Identify preliminary
return on investment

224

12/17/2012

12/22/2012

BB Consultant

T104

Complete project
charter

228

12/23/2012

1/1/2013

BB
Consultant

T105

Review Project charter

265

1/2/2013

1/10/2013

BB Consultant



Project Planning
Phase









T106

Establish project
identity

20

1/11/2013

1/11/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T107

Identify project
team/resources

20

1/11/2013

1/11/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T108

Conduct stakeholder
analysis

15

1/11/2013

1/11/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T109

Prepare draft project
schedule

16

1/12/2013

1/12/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T110

Conduct project
kickoff meeting

20

1/12/2013

1/12/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T111

Gather detailed user
requirements

36

1/13/2013

1/13/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE


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T112

Define current
business processes (as
is)

24

1/13/2013

1/13/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T113

Revise project
schedule

45

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T114

Develop project
communication plan

78

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T115

Develop project
organizational
structure

56

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T116

Identify training plan

65

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T117

Develop project
quality plan

34

1/15/2013

1/15/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T118

Develop scope
management plan

45

1/15/2013

1/15/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T119

Develop risk
management plan

65

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T120

Develop change
management plan

43

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T121

Develop cost
management plan

45

1/17/2013

1/17/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T122

Develop schedule
management plan

32

1/17/2013

1/17/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T123

Develop technical
specifications

46

1/17/2013

1/17/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T124

Develop technical
architecture

32

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T125

Conduct project
procurement

32

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T126

Finalize project budget

36

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T127

Finalize return on
investment

67

1/19/2013

1/19/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE

T128

Ongoing project
management

45

1/20/2013

1/20/2013

BB
Consultant,SPM,PM,SE



Project Execution
Phase









T129

Merger Completion

212

1/21/2013

2/1/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead

T130

Develop training
materials and training

360

2/1/2013

2/5/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead

T131

Execute
24

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

SPM,PM,Development

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communication plan

team,Team Lead

T132

Develop software

68

2/5/2013

2/7/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead

T133

Develop new business
processes (to be)

46

2/8/2013

2/12/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead

T134

Deploy new software

72

2/12/2013

2/14/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead

T135

Execute the Solution

700

2/15/2013

4/15/2013

SPM,PM,Development
team,Team Lead



Project Monitor and
Control









T136

Develop Test plan

126

4/16/2013

4/16/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team Lead

T137

Black box testing

98

4/16/2013

4/19/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team Lead

T138

White box testing

96

4/16/2013

4/20/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team
Lead,Developmement
team

T139

Resolve defects and
changes

120

4/16/2013

4/26/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team
Lead,Developmement
team

T140

Document Defects and
changes

40

4/27/2013

4/28/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team Lead

T141

Release beta version of
product

120

4/28/2013

4/30/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team
Lead,Developmement
team

T142

Modification as per
Beta version feedback

672

5/1/2013

5/15/2013

SPM,PM,Testing Team
team,Team
Lead,Developmement
team



Closing









T143

Get deliverable
acceptance

48

5/15/2013

5/20/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T144

Close out contracts

58

5/21/2013

5/24/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T145

Finalize budget

92

5/25/2013

5/28/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T146

Finalize return on
investment

46

5/28/2013

5/30/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T147

Conduct closure
survey

78

5/31/2013

6/15/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T148

Conduct/document
lessons learned

67

6/16/2013

6/24/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE

T149

Archive project

96

6/25/2013

6/30/2013

SPM,Team lead,PM,SE


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5.

Expectations

There are a minimal set of job expectations/requirement from each

team
member. These are laid down at the time of hiring and the best
candidates for a particular job are chosen on the basis on these
expectations.

Senior Executive
:




A Senior Executive is responsible for the overall delivery of the
project to the client.



Project Delivery experience
.



Merger implementation experience
.



Knowledge of finance
.


Senior Project Manager
:



A Senior Project Manager is the all in all lead of the project and
ensures the high level working of the project activities.



Managing large projec
ts
.



Handling client relations
.



Merger & Technology solutions implementation
.


Project Manager
:



A Project Manager is the chain of link between the high level
management and / or the employees/resources of the project.



Managing/Handling teams and projects
.



Technology Solutions delivery expert
.



Finance/Build/Testing/People force
.


Team Lead
:



Lead a team of developers or solution architects
.



Development/Testing/Tech Support Team handling
.



Knowledge of related Technology/Coding experience
.



People/team handling
skills
.



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Developer
:



Development/Coding/Unit Testing/Bug Fixes/Enhancements
.



Technology expert
.



Domain knowledge
.



MS Office Skills
.


Tester
:



Testing/Bug Finding/Regression Testing
.



Test Management/Documentation tools
.



Domain knowledge
.



MS Office Skills
.


Support Team Member:



Technology/Hardware related support to the project
.



Hardware Expert
.



O/S Expert
.



Reporting Skills
.


HR
:



Human Resource is responsible for managing the human resource
related day to day activities
.



Excellent communication skills
.


Finan
ce Clerk
:




Responsible for managing and taking care of the payroll related
activities of the team.



Reporting and the finances
.









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6.

Project Schedule

The project schedule included in the project plan is represented by a
GANTT chart. It includes milestones, task dependencies, task duration,
work productivity delivery dates and action items.









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7.

Deliverables

The list of project deliverables
includes the description and the level
responsible for the delivery of the plan. This information is derived from
the product activity list, and is expanded to include the assignment of the
deliverable to a specific author and tracking of delivery of the d
ocument.

ID

Deliverable Description

Comments

Evaluator

1

Business Case Report

It provides the information of
business requirement. Goal &
Objective, Project team etc.

Senior Executive
& Senior Project
Manager

2

Project Charter document

It provides a
preliminary delineation
of roles and responsibilities, outlines
the project objectives, identifies the
main stakeholders, and defines the
authority of the project manager

Senior Executive
& Senior Project
Manager

3

Project Scope document

It defines the
work that needs to be
accomplished to deliver a product,
service, or result with the specified
features and functions.

Senior Project
Manager & Project
Manager

4

Work Break Down
Structure

It defines and groups a project's
discrete work elements in a way
that
helps organize and define the total
work scope of the project.[1]

Senior Project
Manager & Project
Manager

5

Project Schedule
document

Through this document, we can
define the overall project schedule

Senior Project
Manager & Project
Manager

6

Project Constraint
document

It provides the detail information of
project's constraints
-

time, quality
and budget

Senior Project
Manager & Project
Manager

7

Merge Video
-
Voice call
feature from Viber
Application

Through this deliverable, we can
verify
the successful implementation
of video
-

voice feature in WhatsApp
application

Project Manager

8

Merge rest of the features
of Viber Application in
WhatsApp Application

This deliverable shows the
successfully completion of merger

Project Manager


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Provide training to the
employees


Provide appropriate training to the
selected employees of both
organizations, so that they can work
comfortably on the merger
application.

Project Manager

10

Modify the UI of
WhatsApp application

Modify the UI of
WhatsApp
application with more interactive and
attractive

Project Manager

11

Implement Status
Notification feature in
WhatsApp Application

Successfully add Status Notification
feature after merging the application.

Project Manager

12

System & Integration

Testing

Perform System & I integration
testing with negligible or less defects
in the application.

Project Manager

13

User Acceptance Testing
(UAT)

Perform UAT testing against
Objective of the application.

Senior Executive
& Senior Project
Manager

14

Launch Beta Version of
modified WhatsApp
Application

With successful UAT testing,
execute the Beta version of modified
WhatsApp application for customer
feedback

Senior Executive
& Senior Project
Manager

15

Customer Feedback
document of Beta Version

Document all the customer feedback
from Beta version

Project Manager

16

Modify the Application
based on customer
feedback

Modify the WhatsApp application
based on customer Feedback

Project Manager

17

Signoff for Project
Completion

Complete the project by

making the
signoff sheet when all the Objectives
of project will be achieved and
modify all changes based on
customer feedback.

Senior Executive
& Senior Project
Manager






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8.

Budget Estimation

A cost estimate is the approximation of the cost of a program,

project or
operation. The cost estimate is a final product of cost estimation process.
In WAP project, the budget includes salaries, internal costs, consulting
fee and capital expenditure. The salaries are calculated as sum of salaries
of all employees fo
r the duration they are billable for the client. Internal
expenses cover hardware, software, licensing and maintenance &
support costs. The following table explains the budget estimation for
complete WAP Project.

Budget Details

Internal Expenses

Salaries



Hourly Rate

# Hours

Total Cost



Senior Executive

1

$80.00

1160.00

$92,800.00

Senior Project Manager

1

$65.00

1160.00

$75,400.00

Project Manager

4

$50.00

4640.00

$232,000.00

Team Lead

4

$45.00

4640.00

$208,800.00

Merger Team

3

$50.00

1620.00

$81,000.00

Senior Developer

4

$32.00

3840.00

$122,880.00

Developer

8

$25.00

4480.00

$112,000.00

Senior Test Analyst

2

$30.00

1120.00

$33,600.00

Tester

5

$20.00

1800.00

$36,000.00

Senior Tech Support Associate

1

$30.00

760.00

$22,800.00

Support

Analyst

4

$20.00

2240.00

$44,800.00

HR

1

$25.00

1160.00

$29,000.00

Payroll

2

$20.00

2320.00

$46,400.00

Other Internal Expenses

Total Cost

Hardware/Software/License

$400,000.00

Maintenance & Support

$100,000.00

Total Internal Expenses









$1,637,480.00

External Expenses



Consulting Costs

Total Cost



Management Consulting

$300,000.00

Capital Expenditures

Total Cost

Land Lease

$400,000.00

Type of expense

$0.00

Type of expense

$0.00

Total External Expenses

$700,000.00

Total
Budget

$2,337,480.00


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The pie
-
chart shows distribution of the total budget for the WAP Project.

























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9.

Resource Allocation

Resource allocation is the scheduling of resources during the entire
period of the project life cycle while taking
into consideration both the
resource availability and the project time. It is used to assign the
available resources in an economic way.

The following graph shows resource allocation for the WAP Project
over a period of 6 months.





0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
Resource Allocation

Resource
Allocation

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10.


Risk Management

The
objectives of risk identification are to identify and categorize risk
that would affect the project and to document these risks. The outcome
of the risk identification is a list of risks.

Risk Management Plan
: The following approach is used for WAP
project

for risk management








1.

Risk Identification

Risk identification is the process of determining risks that could
potentially prevent the program,
enterprise, or investment from
achieving its objectives. It includes documenting and
communicating the concern.

2.

Risk Categorization : Risk can be divided into following
categories:

a)

Merger Risk

b)

Budget Risk

c)

Personnel Risk

d)

Technology Risk

e)

Schedule Risk

Risk Identification

Risk Categorization

Root cause Analysis

Monitor and Control risk


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3.

Root cause analysis

Root cause analysis

(
RCA
) is a method
of

problem solving

that
tries to identify the

root causes

of faults or problems that cause
operating events.

RCA practice tries to solve problems by attempting to identify and
correct the root
causes of events, as opposed to simply addressing
their symptoms. By focusing correction on root causes, problem
recurrence can be prevented.



4. Monitor and Control risk

Risk Monitoring and Control is the process of keeping track of the
identified risk
s, monitoring residual risks and identifying new risks,
ensuring the execution of risk plans, and evaluating the plans'
effectiveness in reducing risk.

The following table enlists all the risks associated with the
implementation of WAP Project.

ID

Risk
Description

Category

Trigger
Event/Indicator

Risk Response
and
Description

Contingency
Plan

Owner

1

Successful
merger of
WhatsApp
Inc. with
Viber Inc.

Merger

An event where
both the parties
cannot come to
mutual
agreement terms
for the merger

The terms &

conditions of
the merger
should be
equally
beneficial to
both parties

Develop an
In
-
house
application

Senior
Executive

2

Identification
of the right
team of
technical as
well as
management
analysts

Personnel

The chosen
technical team is
lacking the
vision or the
expertise to
execute the
project

The technical
personnel will
be chosen in
accordance
with their skill
level.

Hire SME's
from outside
the
organization

Technical
leads


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3

Funding for
the project

Budget

Budget
allocation while
finalizing the
team resources

Cost Analysis
at the
beginning of
the project and
estimation
analysis after
regular
intervals
.

Arrange for
alternate
funding
source/find an
investor

Senior
Project
Manager

4

The end
product will
not work as
expected

Technology

Release of
Beta
Version

Good testing
techniques to
be followed at
each and every
step

Feedback of
the beta
version will
be taken as
baseline to
work on the
drawbacks

Technology
Lead

5

Not able to
complete
project in
time

Schedule

Non completion
of milestones on
schedule/project
behind schedule

Achievable
project
deadlines/right
expectations
with respect to
the timeline

Extend the
deadlines and
complete the
project

Senior
Project
Manager
















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11.

Quality Plan

Quality management ensures that QA is implemented

throughout the
project’s life cycle. Dates include QA audits and reviews, design
walkthroughs and other project activities that QA staff will participate
in.

1.

Requirement Review

The purpose of requirement review is to certify that requirement
document is a
n acceptable description of the system to be
implemented.


Due Date: 1/10/2013


2.

Code walkthrough

A code walkthrough is an effective tool in the areas of quality
assurance and education.


The developer is exposed to alternate
methods and processe
s as the technical lead and database
administrator suggest and discuss improvements to the code.


The
technical lead is assured of an acceptable level of quality and the
database administrator is assured of an acceptable level of database
performance. The
result is better performance of developer and
entire application.





Due Date: 4/16/2013


3.

User Interface prototype

User interface (UI) prototyping is an iterative analysis technique in
which users are actively involved in the mocking
-
up of the UI for a
system. UI prototypes will be used for following purposes in WAP
project:


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As an analysis artifact that enables you to explore the problem
space with your stakeholders.



As a requirements artifact to initially envision system.



As a design artifact that
enables you to explore the solution space
of your system.



A vehicle for you to communicate the possible UI design(s) of
your system.



A potential foundation from which to continue developing the
system (if you intend to throw the prototype away and start ov
er
from scratch then you don’t need to invest the time writing quality
code for your prototype
).


Due Date: 4/21/2013
















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12.


Issues

The following table lists five major issues associated with WAP project,
personnel responsible for resolving the
issue and proposed &
recommended solution for the same.


1)

Unsuccessful Merger
.



WhatsApp Inc. may have to hire new employees for the project.
Therefore, budget and completion time may increase. Training new
employee
s

may consume more time and money.



WhatsApp

Inc. should outsource the project to an organization
which has prior experience of implementing such a solution."



The owner of this issue is the Executive S
ponsor of WhatsApp Inc.



Its importance is h
igh.


2)

Any Developer
leave
s

the job.



This may halt projec
t module work.



The respective developer's work will be assigned to two senior
developers and their number of working hours will subsequently
increase.



The owner of this issue
is
Team Lead.



Its importance is medium.



3)

Any Tester
leave
s

the job.



This may
affect testing of the project.



The respective tester's work will be assigned among two senior
testers and their number of working hours will subsequently
increase.



The owner of this issue
is
Testing Team Lead.



Its importance is medium.



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4)

Project may not
get completed within the estimated time.



Additional time and money will be required to complete the
project.



Additional employees will be assigned to the project.



The owner of this issue is the Project Manager.



Its importance is medium.



5)

Project may not g
et complete in estimated cost.



This may cause loss for the WhatsApp Inc.



WhatsApp Inc. will have to pay for the additional charges.



The owner of this issue is the Project Manager.



Its importance is medium.















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13.


SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis

(alternately

SWOT Matrix
) is a

structured
planning

method used to evaluate
the

S
trengths,

W
eaknesses,

O
pportunities, and

T
hreats involved in
a

project

or in a

business

venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out
for a product, place or person. It involves

specifying the objective of the
business venture or project and identifying the internal and external
factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective.

Setting the objective should be done after the SWOT analysis has been
performed. T
his would allow achievable goals or objectives to be set for
the organization.



S
trengths: characteristics of the business, or project team that
give it an advantage over others



W
eaknesses: are characteristics that place the team at a
disadvantage relative
to others



O
pportunities:

external

chances to improve performance (e.g.
make greater profits) in the environment



T
hreats:

external

elements in the environment that could cause
trouble for the business or project

Identification of SWOTs is essential because
subsequent steps in the
process of planning for achievement of the selected objective may be
derived from the SWOTs.

First, the decision makers have to determine whether the objective is
attainable, given the SWOTs. If the objective is NOT attainable a
dif
ferent objective must be selected and the process repeated.







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S
TRENGTH

IM service provider #1 from
its establishment

Consistency in service

Good Customer service

W
EAKNESS

Attractive User Interface

Only provide Text
chatting



O
PPORTUNITY

Growth in number of smart
phone users

Growing popularity of
Android applications


T
HREATS

Growing Android IM
service providers

Rapidly changing
Technology



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14.


Approval Signatures

It is important that project plans are approved prior to beginning a
project.






















Project Management Plan



Project Name:


WAP (WhatsApp Project)



Date:



5
th

Dec, 2012



Plan release #:


1.0



Project Manager:

Gaggs Mahajan








Approvals:

Betty
White





Tom Snow



Senior Executive




Senior Project Manager

Gaggs Mahajan





Gene Tim



Project Manager





Finance Head