Birthday Party Project Management

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Final Project: Surprise Birthday Dinner Event
Roy K. M. Mamuad
AD642: Project Management
Professor Roger D. H. Warburton, Ph D.
Boston University
23 Feb 2010

Abstract
Doing something special for the one you love is something that has been done throughout the ages. Studies have shown not only does an act of kindness strengthen personal relationships in marriage, but it also has positive health benefits resulting from social family gatherings and traditions. The proposed project presents a scenario of exploiting such a positive bonding. It shows the results of what can be accomplished by a bringing together an annual special occasion and creatively fusing it with family interaction. My wife has her 31st birthday coming up in 6 months and
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Established: 1 Apr 10 * Airline Tickets Procured: 1 Apr 10 * Guest List Established: 4 Apr 10 * Invitations Sent Out: 4 Apr 10 * Dinner Venue Secured: 4 Apr 10 * Modified Recipes Planned: 4 Apr 10 * Final Menu: 4 Apr 10 * Grocery List: 4 Apr 10 * Arrive in Seattle, WA: 12 July 10 * Arrive at Dinner Venue: 12 July 10 * Happy Surprised Wife: 16 July 10
Technical Requirements: * 3 guests have an allergy to nuts * Dinner venue to support 50 guests * 1 - 36” Outdoor gas grill w/ burner capability of 10,000 Btu/hr * 6 - burner ceramic range w/ burner capability of 15,000 Btu/hr * 2 - 1.7 cubic foot microwave ovens w/ cooking capability of 950 W * 2 - 30” 4.2 cubic foot ovens w/ Bake/Broil capability of 3,400-4,000 W * 1 - 36” 17.6 cubic foot refrigerator w/ a 7 cubic foot freezer * Calphalon contemporary stainless steel cookware consisting of 2-1.5 qt sauce pan with cover, 1-3.5 qt sauce pan, 2-3 qt sauté, 1-8 qt stock pot w/ oven-safe temp capability of 500 F
Risks:
* Guest schedule conflicts * Food not properly prepared * Food poisoning * Extra guests * Weather * Not enough food * BBQ gas tank capacity * Unavailable resources
Limits & Constraints: * Transportation to and from event is guests responsibility * Guest food allergies or aversions * Weather during the event * Funding for the project
Assumptions:
* Everyone on the guest list will be attending with their schedules
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