Construct a project plan incorporating project scope time cost and human resource management.

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Construct a project plan incorporating project scope time cost and human resource management.

Construct a project plan incorporating project scope time cost and human resource management.

 

Outcomes addressed in this activity:
Unit Outcomes:
Create core elements of a project charter.

Construct a project plan incorporating project scope time cost and human resource management.

Course Outcome:
Develop an information systems project plan.
Purpose

As an IT professional you will work on numerous projects. Regardless of whether you are a project manager or a project team member you need to know how to plan a project and your work. Further planning projects is an activity you will see again during your capstone experience. Now is the time to demonstrate you can plan a project.

Assignment Instructions

For the Final Project you will be synthesizing the information from the text and your learning throughout the term.

You will create a project plan using MS Project Professional that integrates several aspects of project management including:

Project scope management
Project schedule management
Project cost management
Project human resource management

You are free to develop any information technology project for the final. Note that an information technology project is focused on developing and implementing a hardware and/or software solution and follows a SDLC model. The project you choose has budget timeline and resource constraints.

Budget — a minimum of $50000 and no more than $2000000
Timeline — minimum of 8 weeks and no more than 52 weeks
Resources — a minimum of five named resources
Similar to the MS Project tutorial you have followed throughout the course your project plan will have the following major activities (Level 1 of the WBS):

Initiating
Planning
Executing
Controlling
Closing
These provide the structure for your WBS. Under each activity add tasks relevant to your project.

For Planning be sure to address collecting requirements. Since your project focuses on creating an information system the majority of your tasks will be in the Executing activity and must contain the following as a minimum:

Analysis
Design
Implementation
Testing
Add at least two appropriate subtasks under each of these.

Assignment Requirements

Your project plan must consist of the following elements:

WBS created as a task hierarchy (this is the Task Name column in MS Project) – this is scope management.

Task duration and sequencing (show when tasks starts their duration and their relationship with other tasks) – this is time management.

Resources added to each task and cost associated with each resource (use the

Resource Sheet to define resources and their costs) – this is human resource management.

Costs shown for each activity in the Gantt Chart (add the “cost” column to your Gantt

Chart display – cost are based on the resources you have added to each task) – this is cost management planning.

A minimum of one milestone for each Level 1 activity in the WBS (remember milestones have no duration).

Critical tasks on the critical path are highlighted in red (do not do this manually – have Project determine this).

Assume approximately one fourth of the work has been completed on the project.

Appropriate tasks should be marked as complete or partially complete to indicate this progress.

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