Join as a project manager in this career project help coordinate the opening of a simulated WaveRider rental and retail store location.
Welcome to our team! WaveRider has proudly served the West Coast surfing community for the past few years, and we are happy to have you join us in our mission.
As our new Project Manager at WaveRider, you will play a crucial role in further serving the surfing community, as we open a new retail and rental branch. Your goal will be to help WaveRider prepare for the expansion and opening of this new location, while building and maintaining a project timeline, so that we can track progress and make this expansion as seamless as possible.
This is the first time WaveRider will be expanding into this new region, and we’re super excited to broaden our community. We’re confident that with your help, we’ll be more prepared for our opening day!
Your primary objective is to read through the main tasks that need to be completed, understand their interdependencies, and be aware of their deadlines. This process will serve as the foundation for creating an initial project timeline, enabling you to refine your prioritization and planning abilities.
Throughout different tasks, you will be managing different action items for this project, such as inventory management, hiring and marketing. To begin with, we will only focus on the first few tasks that require immediate attention such as:
It’s of utmost importance that we have all of our products and store essentials stocked before the branch’s opening day, which will happen eight weeks from today. In the worksheet below, you will find each task and their dependencies, along with the deadlines and estimations. Using the worksheet, please determine a realistic schedule of each task creating a project timeline for WaveRider.
This role will demand your organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks to meet the project's objectives. Your work will be instrumental in ensuring the timely and efficient launch of the new Pacifica branch, demonstrating your commitment to WaveRider's growth and success.
We’re excited to see where you can go!
Typically this career project takes 1 to 1.5 hours for most people depending on your prior exposure and familiarity with coordinating projects either in a business setting or in your personal life.