Project Coffee Shop Idea of the coffee shop and why I want to do this project: A coffee shop has always been more than a place to have a beverage. It is a place to socialize, ideate, have fun and meet new people. As Starbucks puts it, it’s the third place, a home away from home or office. Also, due to the competitive and busy lifestyles that people lead today, a coffee house near their work or home has become a major point of relaxation. I have always wanted to open a coffee house, which would provide the best atmosphere and experience along with a good selection of coffee, cakes and biscuits, and where service is delivered in the friendliest way possible. This project would be coming up with an end to end plan of how I intend to convert this concept into actionable items, which would lead to establishment of the coffee house. The project plan would be very detailed that would cover all aspects that need to be considered, all people that would need to be engaged, various resources and equipment that would be needed and the amount of time and money that the project would cost. I believe that having such a structured plan would allow me to best utilize resources available, organize activities in an efficient manner and also ensure that I can use this as a tool to discuss my idea with a potential investor if necessary. Therefore the project that I have selected is “opening of a coffee shop” that would be a detailed project plan on everything that must be done and considered to execute this project in a successful manner. Project Team for the project: Given that coming up with the coffee shop would incur a lot of effort, time and investment, having the right people for the project and managing the project team in an effective and efficient manner would be very important. The project team for this project is given below followed by a discussion on how best the team can be managed to successfully execute the project S No Name Role 1 Your Name Project Manager, Owner 2 Name 1 Interior Designer 3 Name 2 Painting Contractor 4 Name 3 Shop Manager 5 Name 4 Staff Member 6 Name 6 Investor E-Mail Address Telephone The above team members would be there for the duration of the project, and assigned various tasks that would need to be done. There would be additional people engaged if required based on any specific requirement that may be there. Managing team dynamics in the project environment – Given the nature of this project, where multiple team members would have to work parallel, and in coordination to achieve project goals and objectives, it is very effective to set right expectation and manage team dynamics in the right way. Only by having the right team dynamics along with high motivation levels, each member of the team would be at their creative, innovative and effective best, which would be necessary for successful project implementation. The project manager would have the overall ownership in ensuring that project objectives are set and aligned with individual objectives. Also there should be very effective and proactive communication, along with an open approach to work, where all members of the team are motivated to do their best for the project. Given that the project leader would have complete view on the project, he can play this critical role of leading and managing people well, and resolving issues and motivating them, which would be critical in ensuring successful project completion. For this project, the pure project organizational structure would be used, to have the maximum focus and dedicated efforts put in by the team members, thus ensuring project success.