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Project Planning-Developing the project and Determining Critical Path

  • Assignment 2: LASA – Project Planning – Developing the Project Plan and Determining Critical Path

      1. Using the District4WarehouseMove WBS.xls provided, create a Microsoft project plan for the District 4 Warehouse Move project. Use the PDF document, Project Plan Check – District4Move, to check your work to be sure you have created your starting project plan correctly.  Microsoft Project is required for this task. If you have not yet downloaded OpenProj, please click here and follow the directions to do so now.

        Note: you will need to insert a column to include your WBS codes, then you will need to sequence the tasks to show tasks by work package. It may help to review the Microsoft tutorial, Sequencing tasks in a project: http://www.project-open.org/en/project_tutorial

      1. Based upon the details in the WBS and the project case, determine which tasks need to be completed first and which tasks are dependent upon other tasks to be completed prior to starting. Using this information identify predecessors in your project plan’s predecessor column. Complete the predecessor column by entering the line number of tasks that must be completed in order for each task to start. This will create your project timeline.

        Note: This is a critical step in the process to developing your critical path. It may help to review the Microsoft tutorial, Creating relationships between tasks: http://www.slideshare.net/dmdk12/creating-the-network-diagram-and-gantt-with-openproj

    1. Using the View Network Diagram functionality within MS Project, determine the critical path for this project. In a MS Word document, list the activities that are on the critical path. Considering the risks identified in the risk table below, identify which risks would be most likely to increase your project timeline. Justify your responses.
    2. Submit both your completed project plan and your MS Word document.

    District 4 Production Warehouse Move Project – Risk Table


    Permits are not received per the schedule


    Finish work contractors walk off the job half way through


    Framing and drywall contractors are running behind schedule and can only produce half their crew as scheduled


    Work benches are poor quality and 1/3 will have to be rebuilt

    Submit your plan to M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

    Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

    Maximum Points

    Correctly developed a project plan from the WBS provided


    Completed the predecessor column correctly in the project plan based upon information in the case.


    Correctly identified critical path activities


    Correctly identified risks that would impact the project schedule


    Used proper writing components such as, correct grammar, spelling, and word choice and cited all sources using correct APA style, etc..






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