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  • 1. MGMT404 Project Management - All 7 Weeks iLabsDevry University DOWNLOAD HEREiLab 1 of 7: Basics of Project SchedulingGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesA project plan and schedule are extremely important for managing projects.Applications are available as tools to assist defining, managing, controlling, andreporting on project plans and to evaluate how the project is progressing.Microsoft Project is one application that is commonly used for this purpose andwill be the application used in this course. It will help you put together a plan ofaction, define and organize details, track progress, analyze costs and schedule,assess the quality of your project, and report numerous details to interestedparties.GuidelinesiLab Lesson 1A Requirements:Complete Lesson 1A. Print Project Summary Report.Print Unstarted TasksReport.iLab Lesson 1B Requirements:Complete Lesson 1B. Print Entry Table and Gantt Chart (show only columns upto and including the Duration Column.) Printout should be no more than twopages wide. Print Project Summary Report. Print Unstarted Tasks Report (fitto one page).DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) in order to receive fullcredit:Completed MyLab1B_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_1_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts, if you are not bringing them to class, from thePrint Preview Page, take a screen shot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the reportand paste the screen shot to an MS Word document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.
  • 2. Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_1_Printouts_XXX.docxand submit this file to the Week 1 iLabDropbox in a zip file, along with theMyLab1B_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end ofLesson 1B. Remember to replace "XXX" in the file names with your initials, andensure that all of your files are all clearly labeled and include your initials in thefile name.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab InstructionsClick the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson1A.docx(There are no Review Questions for Lesson 1A.) MSProject Lesson1B.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 1B are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 1 based on the Guidelines section andLesson documents above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab1. Place copies of eachrequired deliverable into this folder. Right-click on the folder and select Send To→ Compressed (zipped) Folder. You can also use other tools to compress thefiles into a single zip folder, (for example, 7-zip). Upload the zip file to the weeklyiLabDropbox in eCollege.For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read theseStep-by-StepInstructionsor watch thisDropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus "Due Dates forAssignments & Exams" for due date information.Once your professor has received and graded the Week 1 iLab assignments,solutions to the Week 1 iLab will be made available to you in Doc SharingiLab 2 of 7: Managing Project Resources General Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesOnce the base schedule has been created, resources can be assigned totasks. To complete that this week, we will:
  • 3. Create a list of resources. Assign resources to tasks. Assign costs to resources.Use resource information to determine a preliminary cost for the project.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 2. A printout of your Table: Entry showing all columns, but noGantt chart A printout of your Table: Cost showing all columns but no Gantt chartPrint the Summary Report. Print the Budget Report. Print the Who Does Whatreport. Print the Overallocated Resources report.DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:Completed MyLab2_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_2_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts, if you are not bringing them to class, from thePrint Preview Page, take a screen shot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the reportand paste the screen shot to a MS Word Document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_2_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 2 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab2_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson2. Remember to replace "XXX" in the file names with your initials, and ensure thatall of your files are all clearly labeled and include your initials in the file name.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab InstructionsClick the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson2.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 2 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab Assignment
  • 4. Complete the iLab assignment for Week 2 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab2.iLab 3 of 7: Scheduling with ResourcesGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesIn this weeks iLab, we will use the different ways MS Project allows you to modifyresource assignments and how this can affect work completion. In doing so wewill:Change the task type settings to control how resources affect task assignments.Apply preset resource contours to change work value distribution. Work with taskinformation forms.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 3. Print the Project Summary Report. Print the Task UsageReport. Print the Resource Usage Report.DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:Completed MyLab3_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_3_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts, if you are not bringing them to class, from thePrint Preview Page, take a screen shot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of thereport, and paste the screen shot to a MS Word Document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_3_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 3 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab3_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson3. Remember to replace "XXX" in the file names with your initials, and ensure thatall of your files are all clearly labeled, and include your initials in the file name.iLAB STEPS
  • 5. STEP 1: Download iLab InstructionsClick the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson3.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 3 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 3 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab3iLab 4 of 7: Working with CalendarsGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesCalendars are tools that can be assigned to the project and to individualresources. The calendars can change the length of the workdays and scheduleindividual vacations. To work with the calendars, we will:Change the working and non-working time on Standard Calendar. Change theworking and non-working time on a Resource Calendar. Create new basecalendars. Assign different base calendars to resources.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 4. Print the Project Summary Report. Print the Gantt ChartView. (Include only those columns up to and including the Finish Date columnand the Gantt chart. Print this on two pages wide.) Print the Who Does WhatWhen Report. (Print this on three pages.) Print the TaskUsage Report.
  • 6. DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) in order to receive fullcredit:Completed MyLab4_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_4_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts (if you are not bringing them to class), take ascreenshot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the report from the Print Previewpage and paste the screenshot to an MS Word document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_4_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 4 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab4_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson4. Remember to replace "XXX" in all the file names with your initials, and ensurethat all of your files are clearly labeled.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab InstructionsClick the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You also maydownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson4.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 4 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 4 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab4
  • 7. Project Monitoring and Control & Managing Project Teams - iLabiLab 5 of 7: Resource WorkloadsGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesA project schedule cannot be confirmed until all resource variations andoverallocations are managed. To do this we will:View resource workloads. Locate resource conflicts. Use automatic leveling toresolve resource overallocations. Manually resolve resource overallocations.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 5. Print the Gantt Chart View. (Include only those columns upto and including the Finish Date column and the Gantt chart. Print this item on twopages wide.) Print the Project Summary Report. Print the TaskUsage Report.DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:Completed MyLab5_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/screenshots contained in Week_5_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts (if you are not bringing them to class), take ascreenshot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the report from the Print Previewpage and paste the screenshot to an MS Word document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_5_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 5 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab5_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson5. Remember to replace "XXX" in all the file names with your initials, and ensurethat all of your files are clearly labeled.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab Instructions
  • 8. Click the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson5.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 5 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 5 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab5.Project Leadership and Outsourcing & Project Procurement - iLabiLab 6 of 7: Task Constraints and BaselinesGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesSometimes certain tasks must be constrained by dates, rather than only by thepredecessors. For example, the Independence Day holiday is not dependentupon us getting our BBQ ready and buying fireworks (predecessor tasks) but bythe fact that this holiday MUST occur on July 4. Once we have determined whatthese constraints are, we can set our project baseline and be ready to completework on our project. To finalize our project plan in order to begin work, we will:Use constraints to set date limitations. Set a project baseline schedule.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 6. Print the Constraints Table. (Include all columns of thetable.) Print the Project Summary Report.DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:
  • 9. Completed MyLab6_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_6_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts (if you are not bringing them to class), take ascreenshot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the report from the Print Previewpage and paste the screenshot to an MS Word Document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_6_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 6 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab6_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson6. Remember to replace "XXX" in all the file names with your initials, and ensurethat all of your files are clearly labeled.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab InstructionsClick the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson6.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 6 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 6 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab6. Place copies of eachrequired deliverable into this folder. Right-click on the folder and select Send To→ Compressed (zipped) Folder. You can also use other tools to compress thefiles into a single zip folder (for example, 7-zip). Upload the zip file to the weeklyiLabDropbox in eCollege.For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read theseStep-by-StepInstructionsor watch thisDropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus "Due Dates forAssignments & Exams" for due date information.
  • 10. Once your professor has received and graded the Week 6 iLab assignments,solutions to the Week 6 iLab will be made available to you in Doc SharingiLab 7 of 7: Tracking Project ProgressNow that the baseline is set, project work can begin. We can use MS Project totrack our projects progress and compare it to our baseline. Comparing to thebaseline allows us to check our progress against the schedule and budget. Whennegative variances occur, we are either behind schedule or over budget, so weknow that corrective actions are necessary. In this weeks iLab, we will:General Comments about the Microsoft Project Exercises Compare baseline data to actual and scheduled data. View a network diagram.Overview the Earned Value calculations in MS Project.GuidelinesComplete Lesson 7. Print the Project Summary Report. Print the OverbudgetTasks Report. (Print on one page) Print the Earned Value Report.DeliverablesAll of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:Completed MyLab7_XXX.mpp Completed Review QuestionsPrintouts/Screenshots contained in Week_7_Printouts_XXX.docxWhen submitting required printouts (if you are not bringing them to class), take ascreenshot (in Windows <ALT><PrtScr>) of the report from the Print Previewpage and paste the screenshot to an MS Word Document. Make sure to crop thescreen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. Ifthe printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_7_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 7 iLabDropbox in a zip file along with theMyLab7_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson7. Remember to replace "XXX" in all the file names with your initials, and ensurethat all of your files are clearly labeled.iLAB STEPSSTEP 1: Download iLab Instructions
  • 11. Click the links below to access this weeks iLab instructions. You may alsodownload both lessons from the MS Project Exercises category in Doc Sharing.MS Project Lesson7.docx(Review Questions to be completed and submitted forLesson 7 are located at the end of this document.)STEP 2: Complete the iLab AssignmentComplete the iLab assignment for Week 7 based on the Guidelines section andLesson document above.STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab7 MGMT404 Project Management - All 7 Weeks iLabsDevry University DOWNLOAD HERE