Week 2 Assignment

| September 16, 2020

  
Week 2 – Assignment
Due on the August 26, 2020
Project Management Plan Baselines
[WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,
· Read Chapter 10 from the course textbook, Contemporary Project Management.
· Review Chapters 7 and 8 from the course textbook, Contemporary Project Management
· Download ProjectLibre to your computer:
o Open the web page, ProjectLibre (Links to an external site.).
o Notice the Download button under the heading, ProjectLibre. Select this button.
o Follow the three steps to download ProjectLibre to your computer.
Note: Sometimes you will be asked for information such as your email address. You can ignore or close these pop-ups. You do not need to register to use ProjectLibre.
· Watch the ProjectLibre Demo (Links to an external site.).
In this assignment, you will create a project management plan (PMP) baseline, which includes a scope (including a WBS), a project schedule, and a project budget. This assignment will be divided into four major elements, along with their individual elements.
For your assignment,
· Develop the scope document in MS Word. The scope document should:
o Create a scope description consistent with the authority granted in the project charter.
o List the project deliverables that will enable resolution of the current problems in the current logistics operation.
o Outline the acceptance criteria for each deliverable.
o Establish the project’s limitations or boundaries.
o Summarize the change control process that will be used during the project.
· Create an indented WBS for five to 10 intermediate tasks using ProjectLibre.
o Include within each intermediate task two to three sub tasks. Review the ProjectLibre Demo (Links to an external site.) video for additional help using ProjectLibre.
Note: Save your WBS in ProjectLibre.
· Develop a project schedule using the WBS you have already created as the starting point. This should be completed using ProjectLibre. The project will start February of Year 0, and should finish in December.
Note: Save your project schedule, including the Gantt chart, in ProjectLibre.
The project schedule should:
· Start on February 1st and complete before December 31st of the year you are taking this class. That will be Year 0.
· Identify the precursor activities as necessary.
· Sequence the activities.
· Indicate a single start and end date for each task.
· Create a project budget. You may create the budget in ProjectLibre or in MS Excel.
o If you choose MS Excel:
§ Copy your work in ProjectLibre to MS Excel:
§ Put the cursor in the upper-left box to darken all the columns, use “CTRL C” to copy the ProjectLibre content, and then paste into MS Excel.
§ Add another column for budget. Assign a budget to each task. You have full discretion to develop the budget subject to the following guidelines:
§ The total budget may not exceed $100,000.
§ Each task must be assigned a budget.
o If you choose ProjectLibre:
§ You have full discretion to develop the budget subject to the following guidelines:
§ The total budget may not exceed $100,000.
§ Each task must be assigned a budget.
§ You may submit the project schedule and the resource breakdown structure separately if you choose.
Note: Save all your ProjectLibre work in a PDF. You may also save the project WBS and schedule from ProjectLibre in a PDF file, and save the budget in MS Excel. Save the project schedule and budget in ProjectLibre and MS Excel, as you will use this information for your Week 3 assignment.
For Week 2, submit the scope MS Word document to Waypoint. Additionally, submit the WBS, project schedule, and budget from ProjectLibre in a PDF, or the WBS and Project Schedule from ProjectLibre in a PDF, and the budget in a MS Excel document to Waypoint.
The Project Management Plan Baselines paper
· Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references and appendixes and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.).
· Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper (this should be titled, Project Management Plan – Scope).
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
· Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
· Must use at least one credible or industry source; however, it is optional in this assignment to use scholarly or peer-reviewed research in addition to the course text.
o The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
o To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
· Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
· Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

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