1: Activity Graph
Due Week 3 and worth 120 points
This assignment consists of two (2)
sections: a written project plan and a PowerPoint presentation. You must submit
the two (2) sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.
Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written
Write a project plan as software
engineer on a fixed budget
Section 1: Written Project
Imagine you are a software engineer
working on a fixed budget and you are tasked to develop a Web-based student
registration system. This Web-based system allows students to register for
classes, authenticate their credentials, and select classes for which
they are eligible to register. It also registers the students, prints a
confirmation receipt, and prepares a registration invoice. You have been asked
to provide senior management with a detailed summary, activity graph, and project plan of how
you plan to execute the project.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper
in which you:
- Describe the development
of the student registration project as a work breakdown structure of
actions and transitions among these actions.
- Create an activity graph from the breakdown structure
using Microsoft Visio or its open source alternative, Dia. Be sure to
identify the time estimates and critical path in your submission. Note:
The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page
- Write a project plan for this project which includes,
but is not limited to, a risk
analysis, task scheduling, and personnel staffing for the project.
- Provide a rationale for the decisions you made in your
project plan to senior management.
Section 1 of this assignment must
follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font
(size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references
must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for
any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.
- Include charts or diagrams created in MS Visio or Dia
as an appendix of the project plan. All references to these diagrams must
be included in the body of the project plan.
Section 2: PowerPoint
The senior management team has also
requested that you present the plan in a concise presentation to the Board of
Directors during the organization’s next operations meeting.
Create a five to ten (5-10) slide
PowerPoint presentation for the presentation to the Board of Directors in which
- Present the proposed plan documented in the written
- Include the key elements of the project plan (i.e.,
work breakdown structure, activity graph, risk management, project
schedule, and project staffing).
- Include a justification of the decisions made in the
proposed plan to senior management.
- Create bulleted speaking notes for the presentation to
the Board of Directors in the Notes section of the PowerPoint. Note: You
may create or assume any fictitious names, data, or scenarios that have
not been established in this assignment for a realistic flow of communication.
- Use a professional technically written style to
graphically convey the information.
The specific course learning
outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Develop project plans and schedules that satisfy user
- Use technology and information resources to research
issues in software engineering.
- Write clearly and concisely about advanced software
engineering topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style
Grading for this assignment will be
based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and
writing skills. Click here to access the
rubric for this assignment.