Estimate the software tasks required for developing the product. These are likely to include the development of various software routines, associated documentation and verification. Where you feel you do not have sufficient information, make an educated guess but make a note of what you have decided. Write a short report, first listing the assumptions (the educated guesses). Then briefly describe each task, together with an estimate of the duration and the resources required. Assign a contingency factor to each task.
Produce a project plan using Microsoft Project for developing the software for the product. For this exercise you may use the project template file that you developed in Unit 1. This includes the development calendar and the development resource pool. Include comments with tasks where appropriate.
You are not expected to design or develop the software in detail. Make a reasonable attempt at assessing task durations and allocating resources, but don't worry too much about accuracy. Remember also that you can assume the hardware has already been defined and planned. What is important is your understanding of the planning process and the application of your knowledge.