• Application of Project Management to Optimize Logistics and Reduce Risks for a Do-t-Yourself Personal Vehicle Bumper Replacement in Alaska

      Stokes, Leslie Thomas (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2020-12-01)
      In Alaska, coordinating logistics is regularly a disadvantageous factor that can lead to unsuccessful projects. Improper schedules and the impacts of unplanned risks can severely affect proper completion of a vehicle modification, especially in the do-it-yourself arena where project documentation is almost non-existent. Insufficient risk and response planning can delay or cause the termination of a venture. In the Application of Project Management to Optimize Logistics and Reduce Risks for a Do-It- Yourself Personal Vehicle Bumper Replacement in Alaska Project, the risks of selecting an appropriate replacement bumper, performing a factory bumper removal, and completing a replacement bumper installation were identified and analyzed in order to create a living toolkit of threats and opportunities. The potential or actual effects of the risks on the schedule, as well as mitigation and response measures taken were recorded. The overall project schedule includes a timeline from developing the project management plan through the replacement process. Risk and logistics management documents are strictly related to the procurement and replacement processes. Manuals comprised of procurement analysis and instructions for product installation that supplement the manufacturer’s instructions have been produced as deliverables. Final deliverables will be presented to the committee along with follow-on operational tasks continuing to contribute additional procedures or tools deemed prudent by the organization.