Free Report About Principals Of Project Management
Explanation of the Problem Tree
The above-given problem tree of the website project of the Regency hotel provides an explanation of the main problem, the causes and effects of the problem. The problem tree facilitates the users to brainstorm for analyzing and identifying not only the main problems but also establishing relationship among the causes of the problems and their effects. Keeping in view the above-given problem tree of the Regency Hotel project, there are nine (9) causes of the main problem of not having online presence include: the unavailability of the website due to lack of knowledge, experience, and technical resources, and difficulty to access hotel’s information from around the globe. Due to the main problem of the Regency hotel bears shortcomings (in other words effects) of low income and profit, competitive disadvantages, no online publicity and advertisement (The logical framework approach, 2010).
Tree of Goals
Explanation of the Tree of Goals
The tree of goals is based on the tree of problems in which the problems (or negatives) become the opportunities (or positives). For instance, in the tree of problems the effect “less income and profit” would become “increased income and profitability” in the tree of goals. It is also known as the tree of solutions or objectives (Evaluation Toolbox, 2010). The above-given tree of goals is presenting the same, as the effects become goals and objectives of the project. However, the causes become the activities or deliverables of the Regency hotel’s website project. Keeping in view the tree of goals, the website project goals / objectives include: promoting business of the Regency hotel by having presence online through advertisement, publicity and competitive advantages, hence, the income and profitability of the Regency hotel would be increased. Moreover, the objectives of the project include: increasing customer base, provision of easy access of the Regency hotel’s information, specialties and features to the persons, the people can access the website from anywhere and anytime (24 / 7 availability) (Dillon, 2005).
The following table provides details on the key deliverables against each of the phases of the Regency Hotel’s website project. The left column specifies the phases of the project; however, the right column specifies the key deliverables in this phase.
Evaluation Toolbox. (2010). Problem Tree / Solution Tree Analysis. Retrieved from: http://evaluationtoolbox.net.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=134
The logical framework approach. (2010). A key tool for project cycle management Second edition. Government of the republic of Serbia EU integration office Recovery. Retrieved from: http://www.evropa.gov.rs/Evropa/ShowDocument.aspx?Type=Home&Id=525
Dillon, L. B. (2005). Logical Framework Approach. Retrieved from: http://www.sswm.info/content/logical-framework-approach