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Name Callie Odutuga

Answer the following questions (you may use MS Project Help): 1) What are the three base calendars included in MS Project and what are the default values of each? a) Standard - Default base calendar, Monday to Friday, 8 to 5, lunch noon to 1. This is the default base calendar used for the project, for tasks and for resources. b) Night Shift - Usually for graveyard shift, 11 PM to 8 AM, five days a week, lunch 3 AM to 4 AM. c) 24 Hours – Work never stops here. Typically used for projects in a manufacturing situation, midnight until midnight 7 days a week.

2) What is the difference between a base calendar and a resource calendar? d) A base calendar defines the usual working and nonworking times and days, and exceptions, such as holidays, for the project or for a group of resources. Resource calendars ensure that resources are scheduled only when they're available for work. This includes the resource’s vacations and off times.

3) Why schedule one project meeting after completion of the last task, Test System? e) This would be a final meeting to discuss the success or failure of the system test. If the test was successful, the project team will be released to their other duties or projects. If the test was a failure, the team meeting will allow discussion on how to proceed to address the issues that caused the failure.

4) Give an example of when you would assign a 24-hour calendar to a resource. f) You would assign a 24-hour calendar to a contractor or an outside source, they work on their own time within the required days.

If you were doing a senior project, what would be the base calendar you would use for students working on the project and what adjustments would you make to it?

* I would make it working hours of 6-10p Mon-Wed (3x/week) and possibly another day if needed and they would also have school holidays off as well.
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