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BUS 375 MS Project Familiarization Assignment 1-Strayer

Assignment 1 MS Project Familiarization

Due Week 3 and worth 90 points

Prior to completing the assignment, be sure to review the selected MS Project tutorial videos located in Week 2 of the Blackboard online course.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you summarize your thoughts on Microsoft Project:

Give your opinion on how easy or difficult MS Project seems to be from a user experience standpoint.

Suggest at least two (2) challenges you foresee in using MS Project in this course.

Describe why it is important to use a tool like MS Project instead of using other tools (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel) to manage and track your schedule.

Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

BUS 375 Project Proposal Assignment 2-Strayer

Assignment 2 Project Proposal

Due Week 6 and worth 150 points

You have been selected to be the project manager (for a project of your choice). The project you choose here will be used again in Assignment 4 (Week 6) and you may be asked to reference this project in subsequent weekly discussions. The project that you decide to use should meet the key criteria of a project, such as (a) having a beginning and an end; (b) results in something being delivered to someone; (c) requires a series of activities that must be done to complete the project; and (d) requires resources (e.g, people, materials) to complete the work. The project can be one of a personal or professional nature.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you define the scope of your chosen project. In your paper you must:

Provide a brief summary of your chosen project.

Describe at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives.

Identify the key customer(s) and at least two (2) stakeholders for your project. Remember, you are delivering the project to your customer(s); however, there are others (stakeholders) who have a vested interest in your project.

Describe at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project.

Describe a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines.

Estimate the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed.

Examine your project’s greatest challenge and provide a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question.

Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric:

Points: 150 Assignment 2: Project Proposal
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide a brief summary of your chosen project.

Weight: 12%

Did not submit or incompletelyprovided a brief summary of your chosen project. Insufficiently provided a brief summary of your chosen project. Partially provided a brief summary of your chosen project. Satisfactorily provided a brief summary of your chosen project. Thoroughly provided a brief summary of your chosen project.
2. Describe at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelydescribed at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives. Insufficiently described at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives. Partially described at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives. Satisfactorily described at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives. Thoroughly described at least three (3) project goals and three (3) project objectives.
3. Identify the key customer(s) and at least two (2) stakeholders for your project.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelyidentified the key customer(s) and at least two (2) stakeholders. Insufficiently identified the key customers and at least two (2) stakeholders. Partially identified the key customers and at least two (2) stakeholders. Satisfactorily identified the key customers and at least two (2) stakeholders. Thoroughly identified the key customers and at least two (2) stakeholders.
4. Describe at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelydescribed at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project. Insufficiently described at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project. Partially described at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project. Satisfactorily described at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project. Thoroughly described at least three (3) key milestones and /or deliverables for your project.
5. Describe a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelydescribed a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines. Insufficiently described a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines. Partially described a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines. Satisfactorily described a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines. Thoroughly described a high-level timeline that includes key tasks and deadlines.
6. Estimate the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelyestimated the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and
non-staffing resources needed.
Insufficiently estimated the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed. Partially estimated the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed. Satisfactorily estimated the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed. Thoroughly estimated the project’s overall cost and any key staffing and non-staffing resources needed.
7. Examine your project’s greatest challenge and provide a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question.

Weight: 13%

Did not submit or incompletelyexamined your project’s greatest challenge and did not submit or incompletely provided a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question. Insufficiently examined your project’s greatest challenge and insufficiently provided a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question. Partially examined your project’s greatest challenge and partially provided a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question. Satisfactorily examined your project’s greatest challenge and satisfactorily provided a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question. Thoroughly examined your project’s greatest challenge and thoroughly provided a recommendation for addressing the challenge in question.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting.

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

BUS 375 Greendale Project ReDux Assignment 3-Strayer

Assignment 3 Greendale Project ReDux

Due Week 8 and worth 90 points

This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule

(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

Create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the following constraints.

Note: When you create your MS Project schedule, you will need to update your project per the following constraints:

The project must consist of at least twenty (20) tasks.

Each task must have a start and finish date that matches the duration noted in the assignment.

Each task must be assigned to a resource (e.g., Demolishing Crew; Construction Crew; Landscaping Crew).

Assume that the crew works during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).

In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response

(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

Respond to the following questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.

When will the project be completed?

What is the critical path for the project?

How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?

Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.

What additional activities you would add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?

Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 90 Assignment 3: Greendale Project ReDux
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

Part A: Project Schedule
1a. Create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints.

Weight: 55%

Did not submit or incompletely created a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints. Insufficiently created a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints. Partially created a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints. Satisfactorily created a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints. Thoroughly created a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the stated constraints.
Part B: Written Response
1b. Respond to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.

Weight: 40%

Did not submit or incompletely responded to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule. Insufficiently responded to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule. Partially responded to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule. Satisfactorily responded to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule. Thoroughly responded to the stated questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.
2b. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting.

Weight: 5%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

BUS 375 Project Schedule Assignment 4-Strayer

Assignment 4 Project Schedule

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule

(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

In Assignment 2, you developed a project plan. Now, using the information from your project proposal, create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule.

Your project must include the following criteria:

The project must consist of at least twenty-five (25) tasks.

Each task must contain a start date, a finish date, and have main staffing and non-staffing resources assigned.

Assume that your work activities are completed during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).

In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response

(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

Write a one to two (1-2) page response in which you:

Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:

When will the project be completed?

What is the critical path for the project?

How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?

Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:

Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.

What additional activities would you add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?

Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.