Financial Systems Offshore Outsourcing Project Plan for Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.

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Financial Systems Offshore Outsourcing Project Plan for Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.

Financial Systems Offshore Outsourcing Project Plan for Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary 3
Project Objective 4
Mission Justification 4
Project Description and Task Management 5
Resource Requirements 6
Project Communication Plan 6
Change Management Plan 7
Risk Management 8
Project Measurement 10
Best Practices 11
Project Closure Process 12
Project Audit Process 13
Project Summary 13
References 15 Financial Systems Offshore Outsourcing Project Plan for Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.
Executive Summary
Riordan Manufacturing, Inc., with corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, acquired three
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Riordan strives to make the process of invoicing, payments, and collections efficient for their customers as well.
Project Description and Task Management
The breakdown of the project (see Table 1) outlines the primary deliverables, milestones, and stakeholders. The project involves outsourcing the development and implementation of an integrated financial and accounting system for Riordan Manufacturing along with establishing a joint venture offshore back office operation of the company's invoicing, revenue processing, and auditing services. To manage such a large, detailed, and mission-critical project, the project milestone and task management tool will be Microsoft Project. The milestones (deliverables) of the project are the significant events that identify each of the important control points used to measure the progress of the project. The tasks are the sub deliverables necessary to accomplish the deliverables. The sub deliverables will be managed via a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Microsoft Project.
Table 1. Project Breakdown
Deliverables: Consolidate the financial data for all Riordan Manufacturing with custom software.
Use an offshore data warehouse to maintain software package and data integrity.
Create a standard external and internal audit process.
Milestones: Conduct vendor analysis and

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