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Introduction to the Valley View Publishing project

[Picture of Angus Smissen, the Manager of the fictional Valley View Publishing company]

Come in. Take a seat. I've got a very important project I want to talk to you about.

We work hard to keep ValleyView Publishing at the forefront of the tourist guide market, and we plan carefully for the company's future.

Over the past few years the company's main business has been the production of print-based guides for tourists. However, we're now preparing to expand into the production of web-based and multimedia guides. The Board of Directors has decided to use this opportunity to expand ValleyView Publishing's presence by establishing the new multimedia operations in another state, keeping our print based operations here in Victoria.

This is an important step in our company's growth and I'd like you to be involved in getting this project off the ground.

I've prepared a project brief for the establishment phase. There's a lot of work to be done. We have to decide where we want the new operation to be located, find the right building and set up the new office. We also need to establish a new office team, make sure they receive some training and get things operating as smoothly and quickly as possible.

I think you're the best person to manage this project; after all, you've got a lot of experience behind you. You'll be able to draw on your experience as well as the existing staff and resources of the company to get the job done. If you need some help before you start each task, you can build your skills by working through the topics provided for each task.

Begin by reading more about the Project brief, or start Your project straight away.

I'm looking forward to working with you and to seeing your first progress report.