The new computer-controlled conveyor belt is an exciting project that moves and positions
items on the conveyor belt within 1 millimeter. The project will produce a new system for
future installations, and for replacement of those in the field, at a low cost. The computer-
controlled conveyor belt has the potential to be a critical unit in 30 percent of the systems
installed in factories. The new system is also easier to update with future technologies. Table 1
has been developed for you to use in completing the project exercises.
Table 1 Conveyor Belt Project; WBS
Hardware Hardware specifications
Order circuit boards
Assemble preproduction models
Operating system Kernel specifications
Serial I/O drivers
Operating system documentation
Utilities Utilities specifications
System integration Architectural decisions
Integration first phase
System hard/software test
Integration acceptance testing
The project begins January 4, 2010.
The following holidays are observed: January 1, Memorial Day (last Monday in May),
July 4th, Labor Day (first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in
November), December 25 and 26.
If a holiday falls on a Saturday then Friday will be given as an extra day off, and if it falls
on a Sunday, then Monday will be given as a day off.
The project teams work eight-hour days, Monday through Friday.