Mgmt8665 - H M S Pinafore

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MGMT8865 HMS Pinafore
Project software case 15%
18 September 5:00pm (Week 8) to LMS only

Your task is to construct a network diagram for this project, identify the critical path and address a number of managerial issues. Given the case presentation, you will extract a work breakdown structure and an activity list. Enter your project data on to MS Project. Save the project baseline. This represents the half the assignment grade because it evaluates your use of the project management software.You will find that there is a difficulty in meeting the opening night schedule (if you follow the text exactly). Your task is to solve the scheduling problem by considering the impact on the quality of the performance as well as the additional stress on the participants. Implement your scheduling solution by saving a second baseline. Deliverable: Write a short report (6-10 pages) which extracts the key data from the schedules created in MS Project. The topics are to include (15 points): * Description (5) * A brief description of the Pinafore project task * A brief description of the main task areas (i.e. upper level of the WBS) * The logic behind the schedule (give reasons for predecessor and successor relationship; what are the key schedule constraints) * Original Solution (5) * Statement of the original schedule: i. Your Gantt chart ii. Your entry table including the task name, Duration, start, finish, predecessor, successor, Resource and cost (see below) iii. Comment on the scheduling problem * Your Solution (5) * Statement of the final schedule: iv. Your Gantt chart v. Your entry table including the task name, Duration, start, finish, predecessor, successor, Resource and cost (see below) * Justify your solution: clearly identify the impact on project risk, quality, cost and human resources Submit a word document only to LMS |
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