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  • Devry University MGMT404 Complete course 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.· Communication plan.Due Week 8: Final Project PackageYou 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?iLab 1 of 7: Basics of Project Scheduling
  • General 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><Prt Scr>) of thereport and paste the screen shot to an MS Word document. Make sure to cropthe screen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately.If the printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_1_Printouts_XXX.docxand submit this file to the Week 1 iLab Dropbox 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 STEPS
  • 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 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 weeklyiLab Dropbox 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 ResourcesGeneral Comments about the Microsoft Project ExercisesOnce the base schedule has been created, resources can be assigned totasks. To complete that this week, we will: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 chart
  • Print 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><Prt Scr>) 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_2_Printouts_XXX.docx,and submit this file to the Week 2 iLab Dropbox 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 AssignmentComplete 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 Exercises
  • In 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><Prt Scr>) 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 iLab Dropbox 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 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 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.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><Prt Scr>) 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 iLab Dropbox 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 Instructions
  • Click 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_Lab4Project 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><Prt Scr>) 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 iLab Dropbox in a zip file along with the
  • MyLab5_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 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 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:
  • 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><Prt Scr>) 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 iLab Dropbox 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 weeklyiLab Dropbox 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 6 iLab assignments,solutions to the Week 6 iLab will be made available to you in Doc SharingiLab 7 of 7: Tracking Project Progress
  • Now 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><Prt Scr>) 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 iLab Dropbox 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 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 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 Devry University MGMT404 Complete course DOWNLOAD HERE