CMGT 575 ENTIRE COURSE
CMGT 575 Week 1 Individual Assignment Project Management Overview Activities
Complete the Lynda.com® course "Project Management Fundamentals" with Bonnie Biafore Submit a copy of the completion certificate for the course to the Assignment Files tab. SupportingMaterial:Lynda.com® Video Access
CMGT 575 Week 2 Learning Team POM+ Project, Part 1
Develop the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) outline and Gantt chart using Microsoft® Project 2013 and the information provided in the textbook (save your file).
Use this file and the information provided below to create a project schedule :
The following holidays are observed: January 1, Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), July 4th, Labor Day (first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November), December 25 and 26.
- If a holiday falls on a Saturday then Friday will be given as an extra day off, and if it falls on a Sunday then Monday will be given off.
- The project team works eight-hour days, Monday through Friday.
- The project will begin on January 3, 20XX. Based on this schedule, write a 1-page memo that answers the following questions:
- When is the project estimated to be completed?
- How many working days will it take?
- What is the critical path?
- Which activity has the most total slack?
- How sensitive is this network?
- Identify two sensible milestones, and explain your choice. Submit the following to the Assignment Files tab:
- Your Microsoft® Project file
- The 1-page memo
- Include the following (one page) printouts:
- A Gantt chart
- A network diagram highlighting the critical path .
- A schedule table reporting ES, LS, EF, LF, and slack for each activity Hints: Change the timescale to months and weeks. The estimated duration of the project is 135 days. Remember: Save your files for future assignments!
CMGT 575 Week 2 Individual Assignment Scope Management Analysis
Read and analyze the Sharp Printing, AG case presented on pages 153-154 of Project Management: The Managerial Process. Write a 2-page paper addressing the following:
- What is project scope?
- Why is it important to define project scope clearly?
- What is the relationship between project scope, cost, and schedule?
- Answer the following three questions concerning the case:
- At this point, what would you do if you were the project manager?
- Was top management acting correctly in developing an estimate?
- What estimating techniques should be used for a mission critical project such as this?
CMGT 575 Week 3 Individual Assignment Project Plan Development
Read and analyze the Greendale Stadium case presented on pages 202-203 of Project Management: The Managerial Process. Construct a network schedule (Gantt chart) in Microsoft® Project 2013 for the stadium project, using the information provided in the case. Answer the following questions in a 1-page memorandum:
- Will the project be able to be completed by the May 20 deadline? How long will it take?
- What is the critical path for the project?
- Based on the schedule would you recommend that G&E pursue this contact? Why? Submit the memorandum and the Microsoft® Project file showing the network schedule to the Assignment Files tab.
CMGT 575 Week 4 Learning Team POM+ Project, Part 2 and 3
Part 2 This exercise illustrates the subtle, but often missed, point that, "A project plan is not a schedule until resources are committed." Using your files from Part 1, input resources and their costs if you have not already done so. All information is found in Tables A2.1 and A2.2 in the textbook. Prepare a 1-page memo that addresses the following questions:
- Which, if any, of the resources are over allocated?
- Assume that the project is time constrained and try to resolve any over allocation problems by leveling within slack. What happens?
- What is the impact of leveling within slack on the sensitivity of the network? Include a Gantt chart with the schedule table after leveling within slack.
- Assume the project is resource constrained and resolve any over allocation problems by leveling outside of slack. What happens? Include a Gantt chart with the schedule table after leveling outside of slack. Note. No splitting of activities is allowed. No partial assignments (e.g., 50 percent). All resources must be assigned 100 percent. Submit the Microsoft® Project file, the memo, the Gantt chart, and the schedule table to the Assignment Files tab.
- Part 3 Top management has accepted the July 19th completion schedule created at the end of Part 2. Prepare a 1-page memo that addresses the following questions:
- How much will the project cost? What is the most expensive activity?
- What does the cash flow statement tell you about how costs are distributed over the life span of the project? Include a monthly cash flow for the project. Once you are confident that you have the final schedule, save the file as a baseline. Hint: Save a backup file just in case without baseline! Submit the baselined Microsoft® Project file, the memo, and the monthly cash flow printout to the Assignment Files tab
CMGT 575 Week 5 Individual Assignment Life Cycle Models
Write a 2- to 3-page paper comparing traditional and non-traditional (agile-type) project management approaches. Include, at a minimum, the following:
- A brief description of the traditional project management approach.
- A brief description of at least two non-traditional (agile-type) project management approaches.
- A comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and non-traditional approaches.
- A discussion of the types of projects for which traditional project management approaches would be best suited, versus the types of projects for which non-traditional project management approaches would be more effective. Submit your paper to the Assignment Files tab.
CMGT 575 Week 6 Learning Team POM+ Project, Part 4B
Assume that today is May 31, 2012, and Table A2.4 (in the exercise) contains the tracking information for the project up till now. Enter this information into your saved baseline file, and prepare a 1-page status report for the POM + project. Your status report should address the following questions:
- How is the project progressing in terms of cost and schedule?
- What activities have gone well? What activities have not gone well?
- What do the PCIB and PCIC indicate in terms of how much of the project has been accomplished to date?
- What is the forecasted cost at completion (EACf)? What is the predicted VACf?
- Report and interpret the TCPI for the project at this point in time.
- What is the estimated date of completion?
- How well is the project doing in terms of its priorities? Present the above information in a form worthy of consideration by top management. Include printouts of an Earned Value table and a Tracking Gantt Chart. Note. Insert May 31, 2012, as the status date in the Project Information box. Submit the updated Microsoft® Project file, the status report, and printouts to the Assignment Files tab.
CMGT 575 Week 6 Individual Assignment Project Status Reports
Complete Chapter 13, Exercise 3, on page 485-486 of Project Management: The Managerial Process, using Microsoft® Project 2013. Create a network schedule, add the budget planned value (PV) by time period using the data in the exercise, and apply the completion status information to develop a status report for the project at the end of Period 4 and at the end of Period 8. Write a 1-page summary memo of your findings. What information are you prepared to tell the customer about the status of the project at the end of Period 8? Submit your Microsoft® Project file and the memo to the Assignment Files tab.
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