Project Mananagement need assistance on this project TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SEMESTER II PROGR

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

SEMESTER II

PROGRAMME: BACHELOR’S IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

COURSE NAME: PROJECT MANAGEMENT

COURSE CODE: MGMT3612

YEAR GROUP: 4

COURSEWORK TYPE: COMPUTER LAB EXERCISE – INDIVIDUAL 10%

Lab 1 – IT SOFTWARE PROJECT

A. In this exercise, you are required to enter the following tasks along with each task’s duration (in days) and the predecessor tasks into Microsoft Project. Assume the Project start date is 03/05/2020

Save your project with your Last Name_First Name_ID#_Lab1

The numbers to the left will appear automatically if you add the WBS column. Be sure to add the WBS and Cost columns to the entry table that is shown in the Gantt chart view. The numbers shown in the WBS column above are there to indicate subordination. However, Microsoft Project will do the work breakdown structure numbers you see above if you do the subordination (indentation) correctly. Interviews, Anal Existing Doc, Synthesis, Functional Spec, Re-estimate Plan, Development Prop, and Presentation are all subtasks within Analysis. Likewise, 1.2.1.1. Management, 1.2.1.2 Interviews. It will be necessary for you to demote these subtasks and sub-sub tasks appropriately in Microsoft Project by use of the demotion (Indent) arrow in the Gantt chart view.

B. Assign the following resources to the tasks:



Complete the following activities with supporting documents where necessary

1. What is the expected duration of the project?

(3 marks)

2. What is the total budget required to complete the project?

(3 marks)

3. State which activities are on the critical path.

(6 marks)

4. Identify and state which activities have free slack/float

(6 marks)

5. State the Cost per Assigned Resource

(6 marks)

6. Explain why it is important to include a project task at the very beginning of your list of tasks.

(5 marks)

7. Explain why summary tasks have no stated duration in the table above.

(5 marks)

8. Explain why the first subordinated task immediately below a summary task has no predecessor.

(6 marks)

(Total 40 marks)

Lab 2 – ERP system.

Save your project with your Last Name_First Name_ID#_Lab2

A. Irving Company is a small conglomerate specializing in health-related businesses, from wholesale planning to in-home health care and medical supplies. The company wants to replace its old legacy systems with an ERP system. Project details are shown below. Assume the Project start date is 03/05/2020

B. Assume one distinct person is assigned to each of the three phases. The person assigned to phase 1 cost $75/hr. While the person assigned to phase 2 cost $95/hr. and phase 3 costs $80/hr. Assume all other work is performed by the project manager at $150/hr.

Complete the following activities with supporting documents where necessary

1. What is the expected duration of the project?

(3 marks)

2. What is the total budget required to complete the project?

(3 marks)

3. State which activities are on the critical path.

(6 marks)

4. Identify and state which activities have free slack/float

(6 marks)

5. State the Cost Per Assigned Resource

(6 marks)

6. Describe three (3) ways in which the project may be completed sooner, without adding resources.

(6 marks)

7. In crashing a project, we routinely focus on those activities that lie on the critical path, not activities with slack time. Explain why this is the case. Support your response with supporting evidence.

(4 marks)

8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of reducing project scope to accelerate a project? What can be done to reduce the disadvantages?

(6 marks)

(Total 40 marks)


Submission Criteria

The assignment must be word-processed with the appropriate cover page, properly titled, and formatted:

Font type: Times New Roman

Font size: 12

Line Spacing: 1.5

Margins: top and bottom 1 inch, right and left size 1 inch


NB.

1.
All labs must be uploaded on the LMS platform (Moodle) along with the word document on the stipulated due date.

2.
All requirements for APA are to be upheld and plagiarism will result in an automatic zero (0) and further disciplinary actions.

3.
Use the assigned cover page for submission.

4.
Five (5) marks will be deducted for each day late exclusive of weekends or part thereof.

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