You are a project manager for a medium-sized manufacturer of motorcycle cruisers. The engines in 

motorcycle cruisers, like the ones you manufacture, are usually categorized by size rather than the 

number of cylinders. In the past, your company has successfully manufactured and marketed the 

best-selling of these fuel-efficient cruisers that occupy the middleweight class. The rather nebulous

middleweight class comprises motorcycles broadly ranging in engine size from 500 cubic centimeters, or 

cc, to 1000 cc. 

Executives at your company are now interested in motorcycles with larger motors and would eventually 

like to produce motorcycles in the touring class, specifically designed to excel at covering long distances 

with motors larger than 1100 cc. The proposed target market for these larger motorcycles consists of 

males between the ages of 35 and 60 in global markets. Price points for the larger motorcycles cover 

income ranges from $55,000 to $100,000. Management has decided that your company will meet the 

objectives stated herein within the next five (5) years. During the proposed changeover, the company will 

continue to manufacture the middleweight cruisers to serve its existing clientele.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1.  Select one (1) of the types of project organization that would suit the development of the larger 

touring class motorcycles. Outline the process steps that your company would take in order to 

develop the motorcycle. Provide a rationale for the response.

2.  Recommend one (1) strategy to the senior executives that the organization might use to balance 

short- and long-term needs. Specify the crucial resources that you would need as a project 

manager to run the existing business interests at the same time that the business changes to the 

production of touring class motorcycles.

3.  Suggest the project management leadership style that is most conducive to overseeing the 

operation of the business growth plan.

4.  Recommend at least three (3) risk mitigation strategies to address project plan details that might 

be forgotten or overlooked. Justify the selection.

5.  Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as 

academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•  Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all 

sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your 

professor for any additional instructions.

•  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s 

name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in 

the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

•  Design an organizational structure, staff a project office, and establish a communications system 

to effectively manage projects. 

•  Analyze the role of executive management in the life of a project. 

•  Apply the project manager’s critical skills, in terms of project leadership, team building, time 

management, conflict management, and effective communication with executive sponsors, peers, 

team members, and project clients. 

•  Use technology and information resources to research issues in project management

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