What is project management, writing homework help

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This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

  1. Create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the following constraints.
    Note: When you create your MS Project schedule, you will need to update your project per the following constraints:
    • The project must consist of at least twenty (20) tasks.
    • Each task must have a start and finish date that matches the duration noted in the assignment.
    • Each task must be assigned to a resource (e.g., Demolishing Crew; Construction Crew; Landscaping Crew).
    • Assume that the crew works during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).
    • In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

  1. Respond to the following questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.
    • When will the project be completed?
    • What is the critical path for the project?
    • How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
    • Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
    • What additional activities you would add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?

Tutor Answer

veromuziki
School: University of Maryland

Greendale Stadium Case Part A: Project Schedule Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) A work breakdown structure is a model used to develop down stages that a complex project should take to ensure smooth flow of activities and to be done within a set period. The stages are developed for a multi-step project that can bring confusion as the work progresses. The efficiency and speed of doing things are facilitated by the set breakdown in the work structure that allows the workers to determine the activities to be done at different stages in a systematic manner (Meredith). The work breakdown helps in avoiding confusion while a project is set up. The work breakdown structure (WBS) below is for the Greendale Stadium project. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for Greendale Stadium ID Tracking Name Project Duration (Weeks) Start Date Predecessors 1 The work of clearing the site 8 Mon 2/16/17 2 Drainage 8 Mon 4/13/17 1 3 Track and playing field filling 14 Mon 6/8/17 2 4 Artificial playing turf installation 12 Mon 9/14/17 3 5 The excavation 4 Mon 4/13/17 1 6 ...

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