Conveyor Belt Project

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Conveyor Belt Project

Part 1

Project Description: The new computer-controlled conveyor belt is an exciting project that moves and positions items on the conveyor belt within <1 millimeter. The proposed project will pro­duce a new system for future installations, and for replacement of those in the field, at a low cost. The computer-controlled conveyor belt has the potential to be a critical unit in 30 percent of the systems installed in factories. The new system is also easier to update with future technologies. The Project Priority Matrix for the Conveyor Belt Project (CBP) is:

Table 1 has been developed for you to use in completing the project exercises.

Assignment: Develop the WBS outline using the software available to you.

Table 1 - WBS
Hardware specifications

Hardware design

Hardware documentation


Order circuit boards

Assemble preproduction models

Operating system
Kernel specifications


Disk drivers

Serial I/O drivers

Memory management

Operating system documentation

Network interface

Utilities specifications

Routine utilities

Complex utilities

Utilities documentation


System integration
Architectural designs

Integration first phase

System hard/software test

Project documentation

Integration acceptance testing

Question: Does this information (WBS) allow you to define any milestones of the project? Why or why not? What are they?
Part 2
Use your file from Part 1 and the information provided below to complete this exercise. (See Table 2)
1. Each work package will represent an activity.
2. The project begins January 3, 2006.
3. The following holidays are observed: January 1, Memorial Day (last Monday in May), July 4th, Labor Day (first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November), December 25 and 26.
4. If a holiday falls on a Saturday then Friday will be given as an extra day off, and if it falls on a

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