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PMG640 –
Project

Scheduling

and

Cost

Planning
Unit

2 Assignment: MS

Project #1
)

Due Date: Sunday by 11:59pm

Total Points: 100 Instructions:

· Update your MS Project file based on any feedback given last week. (Points can be lost for not updating previously submitted assignment)

· Break down the Work Packages into the Activities necessary to create the deliverables. (You should have a minimum of approximately 40 activity tasks; also, remember to use the Verb / Adj. / Noun format in naming activities; all activities must begin with an action verb (Examples: create, order, schedule, build, code, etc…)) Activities are the actions you will take to create the deliverables. Please see example below:

· 1.1 Kitchen Cabinets (Deliverable)

· 1.1.1 Design Kitchen Cabinets (Activity) (Action verb / adjective / noun)

· 1.1.2 Request Kitchen Cabinet Bids

· 1.1.3 Approve Kitchen Cabinet Contract

· 1.1.4 Install Kitchen Cabinets

· Enter estimated durations for each activity created (keep resources in mind, but do not assign resources)

· If effort and duration differ, adjust the task type and effort to account for difference (see this week’s lecture for a discussion on this issue). Failure to do this will lead to loss of credit.

· Create at least 12 activity notes that contain the following information:

· 1) Estimating method used (bottom-up, top-down, etc.),

· 2) basis of estimate (past experience, SME, vendor quote, etc.)

· 3) one or two reasons why actual duration may vary from estimated duration

· Add at least four milestones to your project (place milestones at key points throughout project; make milestones ‘red’ to show where they are)

Requirements:

· Use MS Project to complete your assignment.

· Save your files using the following filename convention:

· MSProject1 – FirstName_LastName

Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Unit 2: MS Project #1 Assignment

CRITERIA

Deficient

Needs Improvement

Proficient

Exemplary


0 – 15 Points


16 – 19 Points


20 – 24 Points


25 Points

Work Breakdown Structure

Work Packages are not fully decomposed but less than the 30 Activities necessary to create the deliverables. Some of the correct naming conventions are missing.

Work Packages are fully decomposed but less than the 40 Activities necessary to create the deliverables. Some of the correct naming conventions are missing.

Work Packages are fully decomposed into the 40 Activities necessary to create the deliverables. Some of the correct naming conventions are missing.

Work Packages are fully decomposed into the 40 Activities necessary to create the deliverables.

Correct naming conventions are used.

Estimate

Work Packages are

Work Packages are

Work Packages are

Work Packages are

Durations

fully decomposed

and activities are

fully decomposed into

the less than 40

fully decomposed

into the 40

fully decomposed into

the 40 Activities

less than 40

Activities necessary to

Activities necessary

necessary to create

Activities necessary

create the

to create the

the deliverables. Each

to create the

deliverables. Some of

deliverables. Each

of the activities have

deliverables. Some

the activities have an

of the activities

an assigned duration

of the activities

assigned duration but

have an assigned

with contingencies.

have an assigned

not all activities have

duration but not all

duration but not all

contingencies.

activities have

activities have

contingencies.

contingencies.

Estimate

Between 2 to 5

Between 6 to 10

At least 10 activity

At least 12 activity

Methods

activity notes that

contain the

activity notes that

contain the following

notes that contain

the following

notes that contain the

following information:

following

information: 1)

information: 1)

1) Estimating method

information: 1)

Estimating method

Estimating method

used (bottom-up, top-

Estimating method

used (bottom-up, top-

used (bottom-up,

down, etc.), 2) basis of

used (bottom-up,

down, etc.), 2) basis of

top-down, etc.), 2)

estimate (past

top-down, etc.), 2)

estimate (past

basis of estimate

experience, SME,

basis of estimate

experience, SME,

(past experience,

vendor quote, etc.),

(past experience,

vendor quote, etc.),

SME, vendor

and 3) one or two

SME, vendor

and 3) one or two

quote, etc.), and 3)

reasons why actual

quote, etc.), and 3)

reasons why actual

one or two reasons

duration may vary

one or two reasons

duration may vary

why actual duration

from estimated

why actual duration

from estimated

may vary from

duration.

may vary from

duration.

estimated duration.

estimated duration.


0 – 11 Points


12 – 15 Points


16 – 19 Points


20 Points

Milestones

At least 2 milestones to your

At least three milestones to your

At least three milestones to your

At least four milestones to your

project are

project are identified

project are

project are identified

identified and some

and some are not

identified and

and marked red.

are not marked red.

marked red.

marked red.


0 Points


1 – 2 Points


3 – 4 Points


5 Points

Clear and

Writing assignment

Writing assignment

Writing assignment

Writing assignment is

Professional Writing

contains no sense

of organization. Paragraphs lack

contains a sense of

organization. Some paragraphs have clear

contains good

overall organization. Most

well-planned and well-

thought out. All paragraphs have clear

clear ideas.

ideas. Contains

paragraphs have

ideas, are supported

Contains several

several minor errors in

clear ideas and are

with examples and

errors in grammar,

grammar, spelling and

supported with

have smooth

spelling and

punctuation, but does

some examples.

transitions.

punctuation which

not detract from

Mostly free of

Free of errors in

detracts from

content of the

errors in grammar,

grammar, spelling and

content of the

passage.

spelling and

punctuation.

passage.

punctuation.