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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.