Business Project Management
Statement of Work
The United States army, ground forces, and special operations team use backpacks that do not have refrigeration pouches and radio modules. The lack of these essential items in the backpacks endangers the lives of the military personnel. Therefore, it is important for the army to acquire backpacks that are fitted with the above requirements. This is because refrigeration pouches, for instance, enable the army and Special Forces to preserve food and cold water during their missions. Therefore, the lack of the refrigeration pouches means that they cannot conserve food, a factor that renders them at risk of energy loss during their missions overseas. Furthermore, the lack of radio modules in their backpacks means that they cannot communicate effectively during their missions. Therefore, a section of the army might be in distress during a confrontation and would be unable to contact other teams for backup. Their lives might be at risk because of the failure of communication. It is, therefore, mandatory for the army to seek the services of a company that will develop new backpacks. Superpacks will develop a new backpack product with a built-in refrigeration pouch and radio module. The new tactical backpacks will allow the military to conduct their operations with ease during their out-of-country operations.
Product Scope Description
The new tactical backpack developed by the Superpacks Company will be specially designed to suit the needs of the army, ground forces and special operations team. The new tactical backpack will be custom designed to incorporate special equipment such as communication and radio modules, a refrigeration pouch to store food, and a special package for medical aid assistance. In regards to radio module, the backpack will have a radio compartment that will secure the PRC117F and PRC119F radio frequencies. Also, the new features that support communication will include a clear-view port, proper ventilation system, and a proper frame to ensure comfort and stability. Furthermore, the new backpack will have a refrigeration section that is wide enough to store food and water during missions. The army and special operations can refill the food at their base camps after a mission. Also, the backpack will feature a medical compartment that will be easy to access because of its related medical supplies. The new backpack will enable the army, ground forces and special operations professionals to complete missions without any setback in regards to food, water, communication or first aid kit.
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
The Superpack team will individually develop the three new features and incorporate them in one tactical bag. Afterward, the team will assess the quality of the new bag and correct any errors that might interfere with the bag’s ability to support the new features. Also, before mass production, the team will show the new bag to the army officials to seek their approval for mass production. Lastly, the team will mass produce the new bags and deliver them to the army officials, who will distribute the backpacks to the army, ground forces, and special operations personnel. The Superpack team requires the army to report about the quality of the backpacks after use in their missions.