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  • 1. MGMT404 Week 4 Work Breakdown Structure and Network Diagram PLEASE DOWNLOAD HEREDue Week 4: Work Breakdown Structure and Network DiagramAccording to the PMBOK, "the WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchicaldecomposition of the work to be executed by the project team, to accomplish theproject objectives and create the required deliverables." In other words, it lists thetasks, the sub-tasks, the sub-sub-tasks, etc., for the project.For this phase, you will create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the projectyou selected during Phase One. Remember that the WBS starts with your majordeliverables (that you stated in your Scope Management Plan) at the highestlevel. The lower levels have the tasks required to complete those deliverables.You should have at least three tasks under each deliverable, but you may haveas many tasks as needed to ensure that the deliverables are complete. Reviewthe textbook (and the PMBOK, if you have it) for some suggestions on how bestto create a WBS. From your work breakdown structure, develop a project task listwith dependencies. Add durations. Then submit a network diagram (using MSProject) and a project schedule.Develop the Work Breakdown Structure· Your WBS should have a minimum of 25-30 tasks and be three subtasks deep.· Make sure to use verb/object task names (for example, "Develop software").o Enter tasks in MS Project.o Create the predecessor relationships to create a network diagram.o DO NOT LINK SUMMARY TASKS!o In the Gantt Chart Tools tab, check the box marked "Outline Number" in theShow/Hide group.Deliverables:· In MS Project, print the following:o Gantt Chart Entry Table on no more than three pages [View > Tables > Entry]§ Include Task Name, Duration, Start, Finish, and Predecessor columns withGantt Chart.
  • 2. o Schedule Table on one page [View > Tables > Schedule]§ Include only the default columns (Task Mode, Task Name, Start, Finish, LateStart, Late Finish, Free Slack, Total Slack) and do not include the Gantt Chart.Make sure that all columns are wide enough to read completely.o Network Diagram on one page [Task tab > View group > Network Diagram]§ Highlight Critical Path and Circle Milestones.§ Justify why you chose your milestones. (Hint: use milestones from the scopestatement or look for key merge or burst activities.)§ Also print out the network diagram on two to three pages so that taskinformation can be read.o Using the Resource Sheet (View > Resource Sheet) develop and print a list ofresources required for your project. Include Max.Units and Costs (Std. Rate, Ovt.Rate, Cost/Use).