CTU – Project Management Tools (PM220) – Unit 1 Individual Project

CTU – Project Management Tools (PM220) – Unit 1 Individual Project

Question description

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Your manager for your chosen company has asked you to create the project management plan in Project 2010. You determined the scope, work packages, and tasks for those work packages in the Discussion Board task this week. For your chosen project, create a file in Project 2010 that includes the work breakdown structure (WBS). Include the following:

  • The project deliverable at the highest level
  • At least 5 work packages, with at least 2 levels below the overall project deliverable
  • Major project tasks
  • Note: In Project, you may have to enter the tasks first. You can then use the WBS button to create a WBS.

Submit your file as a Project document, as a PDF, or in a format provided by your instructor.

From a previous assignment (completed assignment will be attached with Word document):

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Please note: This course requires use of the Microsoft Project 2010 (or later) software application. The 2010 version and those released later are similar and suitable for the assignments. Please note the software is not compatible with Mac computers. The course requires a project management software application and in alignment with industry standards, CTU uses Microsoft Project. If you are using a Mac, you must find a comparable project management software tool such as Project Libre or OpenProject. Students who use a Mac should consider the best option to alternative software or use a PC with Project. An internet search for “Project alternatives for Mac” can provide many of these options. Students are expected to review the options and determine the best for success in the course deliverables. Communication with your faculty member early in the course regarding this issue or any others is strongly recommended.

Project management software such as Project 2010 allows project managers to input data related to the project and monitor the project’s progress. One of the first activities a Project Manager performs is to determine the project scope, which is the description of the final deliverable of the project. Once the scope has been defined, project managers can determine the work breakdown structure based on the work needed to the performed in the project. The tasks to get the work done are input into the project’s schedule. In Project 2010, the tasks can be input prior to creating the work breakdown structure.

Read the following scenarios and choose 1 to be used throughout the course. You will be the project manager for your selected project.

Scenario 2: Construction Project

You are a project manager in a small construction company in the Eastern United States called Eastern Construction Company (ECC). The company is overseeing the development of a storage building for a state road maintenance agency. Your manager, the program manager at ECC, wants you to manage the project of the storage building construction using Project. The program manager knows that you are in a class and are learning how to use Project.
The project deliverable includes the construction of a 50’x50′ storage building shell. The building will have a foundation, four walls, and a roof. Electricity will be added to the building to include overhead lights and 5 outlets on each wall, for a total of 25 outlets. A 20-foot-long rollup door will be on the building. Each of the 3 other walls will have a regular door and a set of windows.
ECC will perform all of the construction, to include the concrete foundation, the walls, roof, doors and window installation, and electricity and lighting. The scope includes all of these components. The project will not include interior painting or flooring; these items are outside the scope of this project and will be added later.

Assignment Details

Identify the scenario that you have chosen for this class, and then answer the following questions relative to the scenario you have chosen:

  • Describe the scope of your selected project and what the final deliverable will look like.
  • What work packages will be needed to complete your project?
  • What activities or tasks will be needed to get the work done in your project?
 
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