Assessment Part 1
For part 1 of the assessment you must complete the following tasks and questions. Read all the questions before you commence the tasks. The schedule is to be developed in an appropriately named Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 file format (see below) and the questions are to be answered in an accompanying Microsoft Word document. As stated above, any assumptions must also be listed at the beginning of the Word document.
1. Mr. Marketing has asked you to use Microsoft Project to develop the project schedule. Note that he has also asked you to include the milestones at the end of the task list in your schedule.
Based on the information in the case study description above, use Microsoft Project to produce a “Part 1” schedule. Make sure that you:
a) Include the milestones at the end of the task list.
b) Include the resource allocation details on the schedule.
c) Have an appropriate project name as the top of the task list and have all other tasks indented below this heading.
d) Make sure that the holidays described in the “general information” are not included in the available working days for your project.
e) Use the Microsoft Project software to make sure that the critical path(s) are automatically highlighted as red bars on the Gantt chart view of your schedule.
At this point there may be resource over allocation issues. Do not attempt to resolve these issues. Save this version of your schedule in EagleEyePart1.mpp. You will be required to submit this file as part of your assignment submission.
Assessment Part 2
Create a copy of EagleEyePart1.mpp and rename the copy to EagleEyePart2.mpp. Use the EagleEyePart2.mpp file to answer the “Assessment Part 2” questions.
1. If there are any resource over-allocation issues, then resolve these in this new EagleEyePart2.mpp file. Note that you must resolve any resource over-allocation issues without the addition of any additional resources. Save the “modified” version of EagleEyePart2.mpp. You will also be required to submit this file as part of your assignment submission.
2. Answer the following questions on resolving resource issues in a Microsoft Word Document.
a) How did you/would you resolve any resource over-allocation issues without adding additional resources?
b) What impact did the resource constraints have on your schedule?
c) List any tasks that have changed on the critical path
3. The project booking for the prototype builds (tasks 1.5.5 and 1.6.5) will have to be made six (6) weeks in advance of the prototype builds. This is the lead time required to include new builds in the manufacturing’s master production schedule.
The booking of the Regulatory Approval (RA) test house (task 1.4.7) must be made eight (8) weeks prior to Regulatory Approval testing.
Include these booking dates as additional “milestones” (milestones have a 0 duration) in your schedule to show the latest date when you need to contact:
a) the production manager to ensure that the facilities are booked for the two prototype builds.
b) the RA test house to ensure that the facilities are booked for testing.
c) According to your schedule when is the latest date that you need to contact:
The production manager to book the facilities for the two prototype builds?
The RA house to book the facilities for the RA testing?
4. Write a memo to the director of product development, Ms. Engineer outlining:
a) the expected completion date of the project and the total project duration;
b) an explanation of the main factors that cause the project to require that length of time and suggest which tasks you would target to reduce the project duration;
c) the estimated labour cost of the project after the S1 concept review. Present the costs in a table showing the costs for the following:
Prototype 1 build
Prototype 2 build
Production ramp up to 100 units
Total for the Project
Assume that you will send the project schedule as an attachment to the memo.
5. Risk management planning
a) Develop a risk assessment matrix for this project. You may use a table format similar to the table provided below. (maximum 4 risks. Do not use the examples provided in the text book)