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  • MGMT404 Course Project - Opening a coffee shop Devry University DOWNLOAD HERECourse ProjectObjectives | Guidelines | Milestones | Deliverables | Grading RubricsObjectiveThe objective of the course project is to give you an opportunity to practice theskills learned in class regarding the planning methodologies of a project. Theseskills are directly applicable toward your senior project.GuidelinesFor this project you may choose one that is of interest to you, or you may chooseto begin planning for your senior project. When selecting a project, avoid pickingone that is either too big or too small. For example, do not decide to build a newstadium for your local sports team (too big) or to plant your summer garden (toosmall).Some successful project ideas:The opening of a coffee shop An open house for a local social service agency Ameditation pool and platform A redevelopment of a local playground Design andinstallation of a computer network for a small business Software developmentprojectA project to build a house is NOT acceptable.MilestonesDue Week 2: Project Selection Due Week 3: Scope Statement Due Week 4:Work Breakdown Structure and Network Diagram Due Week 5: RiskManagement Plan Due Week 6: Resource Management Plan Due Week 7:Communication Plan Due Week 8: Final Project PackageDeliverablesDue Week 2: Project SelectionProvide a short, one-paragraph description of your project which will make it veryclear to me, your boss, what you are planning. Keep in mind that you will be usingthis project for all team activities for this session.
  • For your new project, please develop a project team (create a fictitious team withat least three additional team members) and show how you will manage teamdynamics in a project environment.Be certain to include:1. How can team leadership be instrumental in ensuring a successful project?2. Choose from the various organizational formats, including pure project, matrix,and functional structures.3. How can team dynamics and performance be pivotal in producing deliverablesand meeting customers expectations?Please put this in proper business writing format. Consider me to be your boss.Due Week 3: Scope StatementPrepare a scope statement using the model on page 105 in the text as atemplate. Please also describe how your proposed budget is reasonable andappropriate for your project objective (this may be a rough order of magnitudeestimate, but it does need to be reality based!) Remember tobe tangible, measurable, andspecific.Deliverables:· Project scope statement (in MS Word)Due 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.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).DO NOT ASSIGN RESOURCES AT THIS TIME!Due Week 5: Risk Management PlanEstablish the projects priority matrix (constrain, enhance, accept). See Figure4.2, page 107. Identify a minimum of 10 project risks, when it will occur in the
  • project life cycle, and determine the probability of the risk occurrence. Create amatrix similar to the one from the your text (Larson/Gray, Figure 7.5, page 217),making sure that it is consistent with your priority matrix. Justify the use of yourrisk scoring matrix. Assess your risks according to your matrix. Rank the risksaccording to their total risk score. Prepare the Risk Response Matrix for eachrisk--Risk, Response, Contingency, Trigger, Responsible Person--as presented inthe Larson/Gray text page 224, Figure 7.8.Deliverables:· Use the Risk Management Analysis Template spreadsheet (risk managementanalysis template.xls) found in Doc Sharing (there is a separate tab for eachportion of the Risk Management Plan)Due Week 6: Resource Management PlanA project plan cannot be considered complete until the resources have beenassigned (including the bottoms up cost estimate) and leveled, ensuring that theresources are available to complete the work.Tasks:1. Assign resources to tasks.2. Print out resource sheet.3. Identify resources that are over allocated.4. Print Gantt chart and entry table.5. Print reports (or tables) showing the costs of the resources and the cost bywork package. Is this an acceptable cost for your project? That is, is it within thebudget proposed in the scope statement?6. Level project within available slack.7. Print the new entry table (do not include the Gantt chart).8. Identify resources that remain over allocated.9. If resources are still over allocated, clear leveling and then re-level without theslack constraint.10. Identify how this has affected the project duration (how many days and newcompletion date).11. Assume that no other resources are available. What will your team do tocomplete the project on time? Instead of assigning overtime, add a new resource
  • for a cost 1.5 times the normal labor cost. What is the cost for the additionalresource and the total project? Is this revised cost within the amount developed inthe scope statement? If you chose to not add a resource, your project completionmay be delayed. Is a delay in the project due date acceptable? Why or why not?Submit supporting documentation from MS Project as needed.Deliverables:1. A journal of project activity. Describe what you did on each step, and theresults of your actions.2. MS Project printouts (as above). Please indicate on the printouts which stepthey support.3. Final time and cost results. Describe how these meet the needs as defined inthe scope statement. If your team believes that the original scope statementneeds to change, describe the changes, why the changes were necessary, andinclude the modified scope statement in the deliverables.4. Include a copy of your original (and revised, if necessary) scope statementwith the deliverables.Due Week 7: Communication PlanAccording to the PMBOK, "the Communications Planning process determines theinformation and communications needs of the stakeholders; for example, whoneeds what information, when they will need it, how it will be given to them, andby whom." In other words, it lists the general communication requirements for theproject.This week, you will create a simple communication plan for the execution of yourproject. This plan should have the following information: contact information for allaffected parties, major deliverables and how progress on the deliverables will becommunicated to the affected parties (as well as who the affected parties are andwhen communication will take place), and any other miscellaneous informationabout communication on the project.Deliverables:· Business memo summarizing the submission for the week.· Communicationplan.DueWeek 8: FinalProjectPackageYou will need to create a project plan. This plan should be completely integratedand presented in a logical order. It should be written professionally and should bemistake-free in terms of spelling and grammar. The final project plan should
  • incorporate any changes that occurred along the way, including corrections andadvice given by colleagues or your professor.Any tables and/or graphs should be labeled correctly. Your final project planshould consist of the following:· Table of contents· Scope statement· Work breakdown structure· Network diagram· Risk management plan· Resource management plan· Communication management planDeliverables:Project plan consisting of:· Business memo summarizing the submission for the week· Complete project plan· Lessons learned document (to be completed individually, even if the balance ofthe project was performed as part of a team):o 1. What went well in the project? What could have gone better?o 2. If working in a group:§ What did you learn from working in a project group? How did the interpersonaldynamics affect your participation?§ If there were conflicts, how were they resolved?o 3. What did you learn in completing this project about yourself and how youwork in a team environment?o 4. What could have made this project a better learning experience?MGMT404 Course Project - Opening a coffee shop Devry University
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