The aim of this assignment is
to develop your planning and analytical skills in the context of a complex
project orientated environment.
Outline of Task:
You are required to develop a
defendable project that will be implemented within a new Life Style
Centre (LSC). This project is situated in a village of 12,000
inhabitants. The LSC is situated on an area that was acquired from the
Lancashire Council of dimensions 150 metres by 70 metres. LSC involves the
following physical spaces:
- New village library facility/Learning
- Multi-faith centre
- Crèche/Mums & Toddlers
- Multipurpose functional spaces
- Car parking facilities
Your defendable project will be in any area that can be
addressed within the LSC facilities,
(e.g. IT, security, building, interior design, social mobility, Alcohol
anonymous (AA), Ramblers club, Photographic society project, Historic
Lancashire, Silver surfers, and Cafeteria).
Your area of focus should be
clearly stated at the start of the assignment. The submission must include a
project schedule of at least 40
activities and clearly identify the logic of activity sequencing and
relationships between the activities.
All dependencies, constraints and resources are to be included. This
report will contribute to 60% of the final assessment of this
The assignment is as follows:
Section 1: A detailed project schedule applying procedural logic,
and clearly showing dependencies, constraints and resource implications. Provide
a list of all assumptions you have made in constructing the schedule.
Section 2: Using the schedule developed in section 1, set the
Baseline of the project, and increase all activity duration by 10% and cost by
15%. Produce an Earned Value
tabulated report that presents values for the following: Budget at completion (BAC) Actual costs (ACWP) Planned Value (BCWS) Earned Value (BCWP) Schedule variance
Prepare a report that critically evaluates your solutions in relation to the
tools and techniques you have used in constructing the project schedule. Also
provide a list of references you have used in your submission. Harvard system
of references is the preferred option within the Grenfell-Baines School of
Architecture, Construction and Environment.