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To begin you should identify a project (Planning a Thanksgiving Dinner) that will be the subject of your Final Project for this course. It may be a project you are currently working on, recently completed, or one that will be undertaken in the near future. It can be a project that is related to an academic program, work experience, or personal. If you are unsure, talk to the instructor about possible choices.
Submit your project overview (see Part 1 below) to your instructor here.
See below for the full project plan description:
For your selected project, create the following:
Part 1. Project Overview - Describe the project that will be the basis for your final project. (1-2 paragraphs): "Planning a Thanksgiving Dinner"
Part 2. Project Scope - Create a detailed description of the project scope of work, including any assumptions. Clearly state project objective(s). (1-2 pages)
Part 3. Risk Management - Create Risk Assessment Matrix for your project. (10-15 risks)
Part 4. WBS and Budget - Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• List of activities, including estimated duration of each activity (20-40 tasks).
• Budget for each activity (hours for each person and any material costs).
Part 5. Network Diagram - Create a Network diagram of the logical sequence of all activities.
Part 6. Schedule - In MS Project, create a schedule table showing duration, start, and finish dates, predecessors and resource names for each task. Identify activities that make up the critical path. Discuss possible ways to reduce overall project duration and consequences of doing so.
Part 7. Resources - Describe your resources and the types of experience and skills for each resource. In MS Project, create and display 2 Resource Assignment Reports. Use 1 paragraph for each report to describe how it would be used for your project.
Part 8. Cost - In MS Project, create and display 2 Cost Reports. Use 1 paragraph for each report to describe how this report would be used for your project.
Part 9. Project Control Describe the methods that you would use in order to control the project. (1 paragraph)
Part 10. Project Closeout - Describe the tasks that you would need to complete in order to close out the project. (1 paragraph)
Part 11. Conclusion/Lessons Learned/Next Steps - For projects that are already completed, describe the lessons learned. For the projects that are coming up in the near future, describe the next steps. Create a conclusion for your final project.
Reference can be found from the textbook:
Gido, J., & Clements, J. P. (2012). Successful project management. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
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Part 1: Project Overview
This paper entails on the project planning for project entitled on “Planning for Thanksgiving Dinner”. This project is planned and supervised by project manager ABC. Thanksgiving party is celebrated only once in a year and this brings joy and harmony among friends and relatives while joining in a dinner. This thanksgiving dinner is planned to comprise of both United States traditional and modern varieties of foods. To achieve success in thanksgiving dinner, advanced planning is necessary. This plan describes the scope, essential resources, budget, and work break down structure, risk management plan and well planned schedule for thanksgiving dinner.
Part 2: Project scope
The main scope of this project is to generate menus, decorate the ambience and arrangements for thanksgiving dinner. The essential arrangements such as furnitures, lighting, raw materials for cooking and serving are arranged before the delivery of project deliverables which is dishes presented in thanksgiving dinner
This project plan includes following objectives
Creating meal planner for thanksgiving dinner and getting approval
Designing the ambience and arrangements for serving dinner
Procurements for ambience and arrangements such as furniture, lighting etc.
Procure the essentials required for cooking and serving the dinner in buffet