MGMT5665 Project Management HMS Pinafore
Project software case 30% 18 April 5:00pm on LMS
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. Complete your MS project files – one for the case description and one for the solution to the scheduling problem. The outline of the report is as follows (20 points): • Description • 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 • 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 on a new project file • Statement of the final schedule: i. Your Gantt chart ii. 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 Deliverable: 2 MS Project Files: points...
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