Posted: August 6th, 2015
Professional and Managerial Skills
Objective of the assessment
? To demonstrate your knowledge of basic project management concepts by using Microsoft Project.
1. The assignment is an individual project (between 4-6 pages).
2. You are required to define a simple project and create a Gantt chart in Microsoft project.
3. The project must cover the following phases: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing.
The assignment must contain the following:
? A short introduction (1/2 page) explaining the nature and scope of the project to be defined.
? Create a Gantt chart with a timeframe. Consider the following:
? How much time will you spend on each task for initiating/starting the project?
? How much time will you spend on each task for planning/organising for the project?
? How much time will you spend each task for executing/carrying out the work?
? How much time will you spend on each task for monitoring and controlling in the project?
? How much time will you spend each task for closing the project?
? Assign resources to the task (link tasks, and summarise tasks)
? Identify task interdependencies
? Set a cost to the resources
? Set fixed costs (1 time costs)
? Identify the critical pathway and discuss how to avoid time delays (1 paragraph)
? Provide a Project Statistics view (brief report for upper management)
Marking Criteria Weight
Gantt chart: logic, coverage of all phases, feasibilty 30%
Timeframe: coverage of all phases, logical and feasibility 30%
Resource costs and allocation 15%
Critical pathway 15%
Communication: format /style /fluency /grammar/ references 10%
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