Project Schedule -Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack

Subject: Business    / General Business
Question
Project Schedule
Due Week 10 and worth 150 points
This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.
Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)
1. In Assignment 2, you developed a project plan. Now, using the information from your project proposal, create a multi­level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule.
Your project must include the following criteria: The project must consist of at least twenty­five (25) tasks. Each task must contain a start date, a finish date, and have main staffing and non­staffing resources assigned. Assume that your work activities are completed during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day). In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)
Write a one to two (1­2) page response in which you:
1. Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.
Specifically, be sure to answer the following: When will the project be completed? What is the critical path for the project? How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest
slack / float? o Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule. Specifically, be sure to answer the following: Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project
completion date. What additional activities would you add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint? o Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one­
inch margins on all sides. 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 age is not included in the required page length. Points: 150
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 60% F Part A: Project Schedule
1a. Using the
Did not submit or
information from
incompletelycreated a
your project
multi-level work
proposal, create
breakdown structure
a multi-level work (WBS) and detailed
breakdown
project schedule which
structure (WBS)
addresses the stated
and detailed
criteria.
project schedule
which addresses
the stated
criteria.
Weight: 55%
Part B: Written Response
1b. Analyze your
Did not submit or
project in terms
incompletelyanalyzed
of project
your project in terms of
completion,
project completion,
critical path, and
critical path, and slack /
slack / float.
float.
Weight: 20%
2b. Summarize
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recommendation
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or improvements you
improvements
would make to your Assignment 4: Project Schedule
Meets Minimum
Expectations
Fair
Proficient
60-69% D
70-79% C
80-89% B Exemplary
90-100% A Insufficientlycreated
a multi-level work
breakdown structure
(WBS) and detailed
project schedule
which addresses the
stated criteria. Partiallycreated
a multi-level
work breakdown
structure (WBS)
and detailed
project schedule
which addresses
the stated
criteria. Satisfactorilycreated
a multi-level work
breakdown structure
(WBS) and detailed
project schedule
which addresses the
stated criteria. Thoroughlycreated
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breakdown
structure (WBS)
and detailed project
schedule which
addresses the
stated criteria. Insufficientlyanalyzed
your project in terms
of project
completion, critical
path, and slack /
float. Partiallyanalyze
d your project in
terms of project
completion,
critical path, and
slack / float. Satisfactorilyanalyze
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terms of project
completion, critical
path, and slack /
float. Thoroughlyanalyzed
your project in
terms of project
completion, critical
path, and slack /
float. Insufficiently
summarized the
recommend-ations or
improvements you
would make to your Partially
summarized the
recommendations or
improvements Satisfactorily
summarized the
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improvements you
would make to your Thoroughly
summarized the
recommend-ations
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to your project
schedule.
Weight: 20%
3b. Clarity, writing
mechanics, and
formatting.
Weight: 5% project schedule. project schedule. you would make
to your project
schedule. project schedule. your project
schedule. More than 8 errors
present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors
present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present