The Scenario. Chase Opportunity has selected you as the project manager to oversee their latest
project – Chase Retail Complex. Chase’s vision is to build four (4) 10,000 square foot buildings
(see concept drawing below). Within each building, suite sizes may vary per customer rental
agreement (estimating five (5) 2,000 square foot areas per building). Chase has the funds to
cover the total project costs and they have already purchased the land for construction. Chase
wants to start construction January 2, 2007 and complete the project as soon as possible.
This project is comprised of seven (7) parts. Please read each part carefully to ensure that you
submit all of the work. Your Stand-Alone Project responses should be both grammatically and
mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the project itself. If there is a Part A,
your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources
used in your response and document in a bibliography using APA style. (A 10-page response
plus associated Gantt charts and Excel spreadsheets is required.)
Part A Develop a project life cycle analysis of the proposed project. Include and discuss at least
two (2) tasks for each of the four (4) stages.
Part B Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) and a responsibility matrix like those found
in your text. You may use MS Word or Excel to develop both of these charts. (A
chart and matrix are required.)
The following work activities should be included in your charts. Look them over and
determine the best sequence in which they should be accomplished. Some activities
(WBS Level 1) may be performed simultaneously whereas others may not. Using
your personal knowledge and research, include at least two (2) sub-activities/sublevels (WBS Level 2) for each activity. Use each of the two (2) names listed under
Support Responsibility as a “Primary” for one of your sub-activities/sub-levels and as
“Support” for the other sub-activity/sub-level. The WBS and matrix for Activity
“Roof” may look something like these examples.
Grading and Site Prep
Part C Prepare a WBS and Gantt Chart in MS Project using the information developed in Part B
and the information given. Then explain how much time the overall project is going
to take to complete as is.
1. It takes 30 days (standard 8-hour workdays, Monday through Friday) to complete
2. Construct the WBS and Gantt Chart (in Project) illustrating the construction of
each building in sequence. For example, building “A” must be built (completed)
before construction on building “B” is started, etc. DO NOT include the Level 2
tasks in your Gantt Chart created in Part B.
Part D Incorporate the following information into your WBS from Part C.
The project manager is paid $30/hour and each primary (P) worker is paid $25/hour
while support (S) workers are paid $15/hour.
1. Determine the project’s total labor costs. Explain your results. Submit a copy of
your Resource Sheet.
2. When developing the project cost plan, what things should be considered to
estimate the total project costs? It may be helpful to contact actual contractors,
construction companies, vendors, etc., for the tasks involved in this type of
In Part C, your WBS and Gantt Charts were based on each of the buildings being
constructed one after the other. We know that building in this manner is a large waste
of resources, namely people and time. Revise your original WBS and Gantt charts to
reflect better use of your resources. In addition, submit a copy of your new Resource
Sheet. Explain the changes you made, why you made them, and how these changes
affect your overall project (i.e., costs, project duration, etc.).
Identify three (3) conflicts that may arise during this project. Then provide a solution
to each conflict using Steps 1-7 of Gido and Clement’s Nine-Step Approach to
Write a description explaining to Chase Opportunity what a successful project looks
like. In other words, how will Chase know when you have achieved the common goal
you set out to achieve? Describe three metrics, or measures, that you will use
throughout the project life cycle. Explain how each metric relates to the project.
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