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PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 1

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 1 1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project manager is responsible for the project results, whereas the functional manager is responsible for providing the resources needed to achieve the results. 2. (TCO H) What is the longest phase of the project life cycle? 3. (TCO B) The lowest level item of any one branch of the WBS is called a(n) _____. 4. (TCO D) A _____ is a predefined set of actions that will be implemented if the risk event occurs. 5. (TCO F) _____ the project involves measuring actual progress and comparing it to planned progress. 6. (TCO C) If _____ is positive, it represents the maximum amount of time that the activities on a particular path can be delayed without jeopardizing the completion of the project by its required completion time. 7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of using project management software? 8. (TCO A) Which of the following is not an example of a project?


9. (TCO C) Why are activities drawn in a serial relationship on a network diagram? 10. (TCO F) The project cost estimate is allocated to _____. 11. (TCO F) It is important to use the _____ as the standard against which actual cost is compared. 12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2 days.

Page 2 1. (TCO B) Describe the benefits of including the people who will be involved in performing the project when planning the project.

2. (TCO E) Part 1: What are some common barriers to team effectiveness? Part 2: Describe an example of a team project that would include barriers to success.

3. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.) Activity Duration Predecessors A 2 months --B 4 months --C 4 months --D 1 month A E 5 months B F 2 months B, C


G H I J

1 month 3 months 2 months 2 months

C E, F, G D, E G, H

Activity Duration Predecessors Slack A 2 months --0 2 B 4 months --0 4 C 4 months --0 4 D 1 month A 2 3 E 5 months B 4 9 F 2 months B, C 4 6 G 1 month C 4 5 H 3 months E, F, G 9 I 2 months D, E 9 11 J 2 months G, H 12 14

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a) What are the critical path activities? b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? c) What is the slack or float for Activity A? Show your calculations. d) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your calculations. e) What is the slack or float for Activity F? Show your calculations. f) What is the slack or float for Activity G? Show your calculations.

4. (TCO A) Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a functional manager and a project manager in a matrix-type organization. Part 2: A company manufactures furniture. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why?


Part 3: An organization builds custom houses for urban-renewal areas. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? 5. (TCO D) A firm hosts data-mining servers and performs data mining for other companies that do not desire the costs of hardware, software, or expertise to data mine their data. The firm is planning to roll out faster data-mining software that will reduce the time to sift through customers' data by a fraction of the present time. Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions from a project-management perspective for the data-mining software project. Part 2: Describe a risk event, the consequences, and the risk-response plan for the data-mining software project. 6. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the costs of the two projects in terms of performance efficiency, budget, and schedule. Make sure to show your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just numbers will receive only partial credit.) Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $72,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $75,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $73,000. Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $48,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $100,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $122,000. 7. (TCO B) An environmental consulting firm has been hired to clean up contaminated ground water beneath the site of a former chemical factory. The cleanup design process consists of evaluating several alternatives; preparing a conceptual design for the most appropriate alternative; evaluating the conceptual design by performing a smallscale pilot test on site; and, based on the results of the pilot test, preparing a final design. Installation of the cleanup system will be performed by subcontractors under the supervision of the consultant. Prior to installation, the consultant will work on setting up the


subcontracts by preparing specifications, prequalifying installation contractors, reviewing all bids, and executing the contracts. The installation will consist of the following phases: recovery wells, piping, treatment equipment, and start up. The consultant will also be responsible for system-performance monitoring, which consists of sampling the groundwater, monitoring wells on a quarterly basis, and sampling the groundwater treatmentsystem discharge. Prepare a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project with activities corresponding to a two-level task and subtask hierarchy. Number the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not worry about indentation.

8. (TCO B) You are reaching the end of your graduate-school program, and you are planning a large party to celebrate your success! You have rented out the local forest preserve as the venue for your party. Applying your project-management skills, you want to ensure you have everything planned out, and you’ve asked your family and friends to be a part of your team to hold this party. At your party, you have made it clear to your team what you want to have delivered. After all, it’s your party-you can have whatever you want! Some of the key items you want at your party include • graduation announcements; • party invitations; • live entertainment; • games (for adults and for children); • food; • beverages; and • convenience for all (parking, restroom facilities, etc.). a) To ensure you have a clear scope for your team, create a 2-level WBS. Don’t forget to include your WBS numbering. b) In your WBS, how many work packages have been created?


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PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 2

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1. (TCO A) In a _____ organization, the project manager does not have complete authority over the project team. 2. (TCO H) What is the longest phase of the project life cycle? 3. (TCO B) A(n) _____ is defined as a piece of work that consumes time. 4. (TCO D) All of the following are risk response types except _____. 5. (TCO F) The two most common types of project reports are _____. 6. (TCO C) The _____ time is the latest time by which a particular activity must be finished in order for the entire project to be completed by its required completion time. 7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not an advantage of using project management software? 8. (TCO A) Projects are identified and selected in the _____.


9. (TCO C) In addition to showing the technical constraints among activities, how does the network diagram logic also take into account resource constraints?

10. (TCO F) The budget for each work package is _____.

11. (TCO F) The _____ for the entire project or for each work package provides a baseline against which actual cost and work performance can be compared at any time during the project. 12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task B if its predecessor, Task A, finishes on day 3 and the duration of Task B is 2 days. Day 5 Day 3 Day 1

1. (TCO B) Describe the benefits of including the people who will be involved in performing the project when planning the project.

2. (TCO E) Part 1: Discuss some types of conflict that might arise during a project. Part 2: Describe two examples that have these types of conflict.

3. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.) Activity Duration Predecessors A 3 months --B 2 months ---


C 3 months --D 4 months A, B E 3 months A F 2 months B, C G 2 months F H 1 month G I 4 months D, E, F J 5 months H a) What are the critical path activities? b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? c) What is the slack or float for Activity B? Show your calculations. d) What is the slack or float for Activity C? Show your calculations. e) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your calculations. f) What is the slack or float for Activity H? Show your calculations.

4. (TCO A) Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a functional manager and a project manager in a pure project-type organization. Part 2: A company builds state-of-the-art barges for riverboat companies. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? Part 3: An organization builds custom greenhouses for desert-climate cities. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why?

5. (TCO D) A firm hosts data-mining servers and performs data mining for other companies that do not desire the costs of hardware, software, or expertise to data mine their data. The firm is planning to roll out faster data-mining software that will reduce the time to sift through customers' data by a fraction of the present time. Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions from a project-management perspective for the data-mining software project. (15 points) Part 2: Describe a risk event, the consequences, and the risk-response plan for the data-mining software project.


6. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the performance of the following two projects in terms of cost, schedule, and efficiency. Make sure to show your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just numbers will receive only partial credit.) Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $72,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $75,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $73,000. Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $48,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $100,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $122,000.

7. (TCO B) Based upon the results of traffic-load forecasts, a state department of transportation has decided to proceed with the design and construction of a new highway. However, prior to starting design work, a funding proposal must be prepared that justifies the design and construction expense. If the proposal is approved, a detailed survey will be performed on the proposed right of way (ROW). After the survey is completed, ROW clearance activities will be performed that include utility relocation, easement acquisition, and environmental investigations and cleanup. Design activities generally proceed concurrently with the ROW clearance activities, and close communication between the two groups is essential. Design activities start with an agreed-upon statement of project objectives. Subsequent activities include traffic management and safety planning, preliminary design, and final design. After design activities are completed, a formal request for construction funding is submitted, a project manager is selected, and a construction contractor is selected.


Prepare a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project with activities corresponding to a two-level task and subtask hierarchy. Number the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not worry about indentation.

8. (TCO B) You are reaching the end of your graduate-school program, and you are planning a large party to celebrate your success! You have rented out the local forest preserve as the venue for your party. Applying your project-management skills, you want to ensure you have everything planned out, and you’ve asked your family and friends to be a part of your team to hold this party. At your party, you have made it clear to your team what you want to have delivered. After all, it’s your party-you can have whatever you want! Some of the key items you want at your party include • graduation announcements; • party invitations; • live entertainment; • games (for adults and for children); • food; • beverages; and • convenience for all (parking, restroom facilities, etc.). a) To ensure you have a clear scope for your team, create a 2-level WBS. Don’t forget to include your WBS numbering b) In your WBS, how many work packages have been created ==============================================

PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 3

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www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 3 1. (TCO A) The most common types of organization structures are _____. 2. (TCO H) This first phase of the project life cycle involves the _____. 3. (TCO B) The lowest level item of any one branch of the WBS is called a(n) _____. 4. (TCO D) All of the following are risk response types except _____. 5. (TCO F) The two most common types of project reports are _____. 6. (TCO C) The _____ time is the latest time by which a particular activity must be finished in order for the entire project to be completed by its required completion time. 7. (TCO G) Which of the following is not a criterion for selecting project 8. (TCO A) Which of the following is not an example of a project? 9. (TCO C) Why are activities drawn in a serial relationship on a network diagram? 10. (TCO F) The budget for each work package is _____. 11. (TCO F) The _____ is the amount that was budgeted to accomplish the work scheduled to be performed up to that point in time.


12. (TCO C) Calculate the earliest start for Task D if one of its predecessors, Task A, finishes on day 3, its other predecessor, Task C, finishes on day 4, and the duration of Task D is 2 days. 13. (TCO B) Describe what each of the following means in project planning: what, how, who, how long, and how much. 14. (TCO E) Part 1: What are some common barriers to team effectiveness? Part 2: Describe an example of a team project that would include barriers to success. 15. (TCO C) A project to remodel an office area has the following activities. (Hint: You will need to build an AIB diagram, perform a forward pass, and perform a backward pass to answer this question.) Activity Duration Predecessors A 2 months --B 4 months --C 4 months --D 1 month A E 5 months B F 2 months B, C G 1 month C H 3 months E, F, G I 2 months D, E J 2 months G, H a) What are the critical path activities? b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? c) What is the slack or float for Activity A? Show your calculations. d) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your calculations. e) What is the slack or float for Activity F? Show your calculations. f) What is the slack or float for Activity G? Show your calculations.


Activity Duration Predecessors Slack A 3 months --0 3 B 2 months --0 2 C 4 months --0 4 D 1 month A 2 3 E 5 months B 4 9 F 2 months B, C 4 6 G 1 month C 4 5 H 3 months E, F, G 9 I 2 months D, E 9 11 J 2 months G, H 12 14

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b) What is the project's scheduled completion time? c) What is the slack or float for Activity A? Show your calculations

d) What is the slack or float for Activity E? Show your calculations. e) What is the slack or float for Activity F? Show your calculations. f) What is the slack or float for Activity G? Show your calculations.

16. (TCO A) Part 1: Compare and contrast the responsibilities of a functional manager and a project manager in a pure project-type organization. Part 2: A company builds state-of-the-art barges for riverboat companies. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why? Part 3: An organization builds custom greenhouses for desert-climate cities. Which organization structure is the most suitable? Why?


17. (TCO D) A firm stores data for other organizations. The company stores data across many states, providing backup data storage for state, municipal governments, and large corporations. The firm is deploying a new set of storage devices that are faster, denser, and more energy efficient. Part 1: List and discuss the major risk-management functions from a project-management perspective for the new data storage project. Part 2: Describe a risk event, the related consequences, and the risk response plan for the new data storage project. 18. (TCO F) Analyze and compare the performance of the following two projects in terms of cost, schedule, and efficiency. Make sure to show your calculations and analyze and explain the results. (Note: Providing just numbers will receive only partial credit.) Project A: The budgeted cost of work performed is $92,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $175,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $173,000. Project B: The budgeted cost of work performed is $68,000, and the actual cost of work performed is $69,000. The budgeted cost of work scheduled is $71,000. 19. (TCO B) An environmental consulting firm has been hired to clean up contaminated ground water beneath the site of a former chemical factory. The cleanup design process consists of evaluating several alternatives; preparing a conceptual design for the most appropriate alternative; evaluating the conceptual design by performing a smallscale pilot test on site; and, based on the results of the pilot test, preparing a final design. Installation of the cleanup system will be performed by subcontractors under the supervision of the consultant. Prior to installation, the consultant will work on setting up the subcontracts by preparing specifications, prequalifying installation contractors, reviewing all bids, and executing the contracts. The installation will consist of the following phases: recovery wells, piping, treatment equipment, and start up.


The consultant will also be responsible for system-performance monitoring, which consists of sampling the groundwater, monitoring wells on a quarterly basis, and sampling the groundwater treatmentsystem discharge. Prepare a work breakdown structure (WBS) for this project with activities corresponding to a two-level task and subtask hierarchy. Number the WBS codes so that the level of each activity is clearly identified. Do not worry about indentation. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 1 Project Charter

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 Project Guidelines - Charter For this Course Project, you may choose a project that is of interest to you, or you may choose one to assist you in your senior project. When selecting a project, avoid picking one that is either too big or too small. For example, do not decide to build a new stadium for your local sports team (too big) or to plant your summer garden (too small). Projects may vary from a few hundred thousand dollars to a few million dollars. Projects should last somewhere between 6 months and 2 years. Be sure your selection is an actual project and not routine work. Pick a project you have some experience and familiarity. Do not pick a topic, such as a construction project, unless you understand construction well. I suggest you negotiate with your instructor this week until the two of you agree on a reasonable project for this Course Project. Do not begin work on a project charter until the instructor has approved your project idea. Good luck and have fun!


Some successful project ideas. The opening of a coffee shop An open house for a local social service agency A meditation pool and platform A redevelopment of a local playground Design and installation of a computer network for a small business Software development project A project to build a house is NOT acceptable Instructions: Project Charter Using the project that you chose, create a Project Charter using the Project Charter Template listed in the Templates section. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 1 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Week 1 Quiz 1. (TCO A) This layer is responsible for the physical medium (wired , wireless, copper, fiber, etc...).

Question 2. (TCO A) In which layer of the Internet model would the HTTP standard be used?

Question 3. ISO:

(TCO A) Which of the following is not true about


Question 4. (TCO A) The term ______________ refers to high speed communication circuits such as DSL.

Question 5. (TCO A) Which of the following is not true about de facto standards in the communications industry?

Question 6. (TCO B) In the 1960s, there were ___ independent groups around the world working on packet switching and they were unaware of each others related work.

Question 7. (TCO B) ____________ was the prefered architecture of the 1980s.

Question 8. (TCO B) The method of identifying the destination and source process on a unique host is by IP address and associated ____ _____.

Question 9. (TCO B) Transport services available to applications include:

Question 10. (TCO B) Which of the following is a type of broadband access that fiber optic cable to the residence? ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 2 Project Guidelines Scope Statement and WBS


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 2 Project Guidelines - Scope Statement and WBS Congratulations, your project charter was approved by management or the project’s customer. It is now time to write the project scope statement. This week's lecture will be of great help in creating this document. Please read the lecture before starting this assignment. Project Scope Statement Using the information established in the project charter and additional research, create the Project Scope Statement using the template provided in the Week 2 Lesson. WBS Following the sample from the Project Templates above, create a WBS for your Project. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 2 Quiz

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1. (TCO B) Which of the following media can best withstand harsh environmental conditions?

Question 2. (TCO B) Which of the following would be considered a type of wireless media?

Question 3. (TCO B) Which of the following media has the lowest error rates and the highest transmission speeds?

Question 4. (TCO B) When all bits of a character are transferred one after another, the bits are transferred in _____ mode.

Question 5. (TCO B) As part of the five-layer network model used in this textbook, the data link layer sits directly between

Question 6. (TCO B) Which of the following is true with respect to the data link layer? Question 7.

(TCO B) With contention,

Question 8. (TCO B) With odd parity (assume that the parity bit (in bold) has been placed at the end of each of the following) and a 7bit ASCII code, which of the following is incorrect?

Question 9.

(TCO B) Errors on a network can occur


Question 10. (TCO B) Which of the following is true about the data link protocol, Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)? ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 3 Essay Question

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Step 3: Answer the Following Essay Questions Now that your project schedule has been created and your resources have been allocated, please analyze your results and answer the following essay questions. In your analysis, be sure to identify the critical path and relate any time reduction opportunities to specific activities in the WBS. Essay Question #1: Now that you have created a WBS and resource loaded schedule in MS Projects, what is your critical path? Does this critical path make sense? Do your predecessors make sense? How accurate are your durations? What could be done to improve the accuracy of your durations? Essay Question #2: Are there any resources over-allocated? If yes, during which month(s) and what are some ways this might be addressed? Do not simply lower the percentage allocated to an overallocated activity. Using your own words, I am looking for a one- to three-page essay report that addresses the essay questions above. Remember, the report must be to a level of clarity and depth that would be readily understood by the executive management; in other words do not repeat the questions, avoid a simple yes or no answer. Do support your analysis with both in-text citation and references from the textbook, The PMBOKÂŽ Guide or other juried sources.


In addition to the one- to three-page essay, include a cover sheet and a reference page. Use APA style format, double-space, one-inch margins, Times New Roman, and 12-point font size. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 3 Homework AIB Problems

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PROJ 586 Week 3 Project Guidelines Microsoft Project

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains mpp file only Week 3 Project Guidelines Microsoft Project Congratulations! You have just completed the project charter and scope statement. Now that you know what needs to be done, as the Project Manager, you are now ready to begin planning your project schedule.


This week, you will have two deliverables to complete for the project. Using MS Project, create a project schedule and align resources—35 points Analyze project schedule and resource allocation: two essay questions— 20 points Please provide these two deliverables (MS Project file and MS Word document) to the Week 3 Dropbox. Please refer to the course Syllabus for your due date. To help guide you through these deliverables, please follow the three step process below. Step 1: Update MS Project with Resource Information The following steps should be followed when setting up your Course Project with Microsoft Project 2013. Set the basic project information Open MS Project. Click on the File button (top left), select Save as and enter the file name as (your name) cp1. For example, SmithJanecp1.mpp. Click on the Project tab and select Project Information. In the Project Information dialogue box, set the start date of your project. Leave other dates as is. Click on OK. Set basic Gantt chart format (use also for tracking Gantt chart view). Right click on the mouse in the gray area of the Gantt chart on the right side of the screen where the dates in month and days are for the menu and select Timescale. In the Timescale dialogue box: Select the Middle Tier tab set Units to Quarters. Select the Bottom Tier tab set Units to Months. Click on OK. Setup the default task units to weeks Click the File tab, and then click Options. In the Project Options dialog box, click Schedule. Under Scheduling options in this project, set the following. New tasks created select Auto Scheduled Duration is entered in select Weeks Default task type select Fixed Duration


Click OK to close the dialog box. Set up the Resource Sheet. Once you have set the defaults, we are ready to move on. If you have not done so already, you need to create the project’s work packages and activities from the Project’s WBS. Once this is done, insert your project name, deliverables, work packages, and activities in the column Task Name in MS Project. Enter the task durations in the Duration Column. Enter the predecessor(s) for each task in the predecessors column. If there is no duration or predecessor listed, leave the column blank. Note: If you do not see the Predecessors Column, move the vertical line between the Entry Form and the Gantt chart to the right to reveal the column. Click on the line and drag to move it. Columns can be expanded or contracted individually to accommodate information the same way column width is adjusted in MS Excel. Analyze your Schedule and Network Diagram To see the network diagram, click on View, then select Network Diagram. Activities on the Critical Path are outlined in red, while noncritical path activities are outlined in blue. You will need this information to answer the essay question in Step 3. Step 2: Allocate Resources Once you have the WBS created in MS Projects, you need to assign resources to each activity. Remember only assign resources to activities, not other items on the WBS. Before you can do this, you need to create a resources sheet in MS Projects. To create a Resource sheet, click on View, Resource Sheet. Enter the Resource name, whether it is a human resource, a cost, or a material. Once this is finished, one can tie these resources to individual activities. Don’t worry about costs, as that is next week’s work. To assign your resources to the aligned tasks in MS Project, follow the steps below. Assign hourly resources and costs to the tasks that you have already entered. Choose View—Gantt Chart. Place active window on the first task. Click on the Double Headed icon on the upper tool bar (Assign Resources), or click Alt-F10.


In the resource assignment window, select the appropriate resource for each activity. Repeat for all resources and activities according to the Resource List above. Analyze Your Resource Allocation and Assignments There are several methods to check for over-allocated resources. Click onView, Resource Sheet—Resource(s) in red color are overallocated. Click onView, Resource Usage—Resource(s) in red color are overallocated resource(s) by date. Click onProject, Reports. A dialog box appears, click on Assignments then Select. Then click the report for Overallocated Resources, and then Select to print or view. Remember with resources you need to assign how much time (by a percentage) each resource will be allocated to each activity. Simply lowering a given percentage may clear an over-allocation, but in real life this is not possible. One must come up with a better method do clear resource over-allocations. You will need this information to answer the essay question in Step 3. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 3 Quiz

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Week 3 Quiz Question 1.

(TCO B) A TCP/IPv4 address looks like


Question 2.

(TCO B) The newer form of IP, version 6 (Ipv6),

Question 3.

(TCO B) Dynamic addressing

Question 4. service guarantees.

(TCO B) _____ plays a crucial role in quality of

Question 5. Internet today.

(TCO B) _____ is the protocol suite used on the

Question 6. (TCO C) The actual transfer of packets from a routers incoming links to it's outgoing links is its _____ function.

Question 7. (TCO C) The ability to use a single prefix to advertise multiple networks is known as ________ Question 8. compatible with .

(TCO C) IPsec is a network layer protocol that is

Question 9. (TCO C) __________ (layer 2 switches) base their forwarding decision on the address in the link-layer header (the mac address)?

Question 10. (TCO C) _____ Are virtual circuit networks. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 4 Essay Question


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Step 3 Answer the Following Essay Questions Answer the Following Essay Questions Now that your project schedule has been created, your resources have been loaded, and your resource costs have been allocated, please analyze your results and answer the following questions. After you enter all of your resources, answer the following questions. What is your total budget for this project? Does this budget make sense? (15 points) What can be done to lower the budget and reduce the project's duration? (15 points) Formulate the above responses into a two- to three-page essay report. Remember, the report must be to a level of clarity and depth that would be readily understood by the executive management. Do support your analysis with both in-text citation and references from the textbook, The PMBOKÂŽ Guide, or other juried sources. Include a cover sheet and a reference page. Use APA style format, double-space, one-inch margins, Times New Roman, and 12-point font size. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 4 Homework EV Problems

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In this homework assignment, you will be working through two crashing problems and four earned value problems. All the information you need is included within this Homework packet. Make sure you answer all parts of the questions in their entirety. Once you have worked through the problems, please post your responses to the Dropbox. Please refer to the course Syllabus for the due date. PROBLEM 1 Use the network diagram below and the additional information provided to answer the corresponding questions. [15 points] PROBLEM 2 Use the network diagram below and the additional information provided to answer the corresponding questions. [13 points] PROBLEMS 3-6 ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 4 Update Microsoft Project

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com This Tutorial contains mpp file only Week 4 Update Microsoft Project Most projects have fixed costs to account for. These are such things as mortgages and other costs that do not change with production. Fixed costs need to be accounted for in projects. If your project has fixed costs, follow the following steps.


Step1 Update Microsoft Project with Fixed Cost Information Resource Fixed Cost List Instructions Microsoft Project 2013 The following steps should be followed when setting up your project fixed costs with Microsoft Project: Go to the gray area at the top of the project on the Duration column and Right Click and choose Insert Column. Type in Fixed Cost and hit enter. Enter the fixed costs above in the fixed cost column as listed adjacent to the appropriate tasks. Step 2 Update Microsoft Project with Variable Cost Information Variable Resource List Most projects have variable costs. These are costs that change with the amount of work being done. These are commonly seen as dollar per hour costs. Most of your resources will be dollar per hour costs. Follow the steps below to enter this data. Resource Variable Cost List Instructions for Microsoft 2013 Using this information, go back into the Resource Sheet to update the hourly rate for each resource. Click on the View tab. Click on the Resource Sheet icon under the Resource Views section. The resource sheet icon is the middle icon on the right of this view with two heads. Check to make sure the Type field is Work and enter the dollar amount above for the hourly rate for each resource in the Std. Rate column. To access various reports with cost and other information select Reports under the Project ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 5 Course Project risk matrix

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www.snaptutorial.com Week 5 Course Project Deliverables Great job planning out your project, so far! You and your project team are well underway with planning your project, and you know that it is very important to perform risk management. This week, there is one deliverable: Create risk matrix, and address how risk response plans would be addressed - 20 points To help guide you through this deliverable, please follow the six step process of risk management found in the Lesson. Using the Risk Matrix linked under Project Templates near the top of this page, identify five positive and five negative risks that could occur on this project, and complete the risk matrix. Write a five page essay to describe, in your own words, your risk management plan to include the risk matrix, risk responses, and how you will monitor and control these risks. ==============================================

PROJ 586 Week 6 Course Projectcommunication plan and meeting agenda

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Week 6 Course Project Deliverables Wow! Your project is moving along nicely. Now let's look at communications and meetings for your project. This week, there are two deliverables. Create communication plan—discuss the types of meetings that would be needed - 15 points Create a meeting agenda for a status or progress meeting with your team - 15 points Please provide these two deliverables (MS Word documents) to the Week 6 Dropbox. Step 1: Using the Communication Plan template above, identify the types of meetings that will need to take place for this project. Complete the communication plan. Write a one page essay to describe, in your own words, the communication plan, and why it is important for this project. Step 2: Write a one to two page essay on what you will do as the project manager to hold an effective progress meeting with your team members. Include your approach to prepare for the meeting, describe what you will do during the meeting, and the actions you will take after the meeting. In addition, provide a one page sample meeting agenda that you will use during this progress report meeting. Remember, the essay report must be to a level of clarity and depth that would be readily understood by the executive management. Do support your analysis with both in-text citation and references from the textbook, The PMBOKŽ Guide or other juried sources. Include a cover sheet and a reference page. Use APA style format, double space, one inch margins, Times New Roman, and 12 point font size. ==============================================


PROJ 586 Week 7 Course Projectorganizational structure and self reflection

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 7 Course Project Deliverables Wow! Your project has been successfully planned, and you are ready to move into the performing stage! Before you do, take a closer look at how this project is fitting into the broader organizational structure, and how you see this project being structured within the organization. This week, there are two deliverables: Discuss the organizational structure and how this may have helped the project - 20 points Discuss how you did on this project and any lessons learned for you. Self reflection - What did you learn? - 20 points Please provide these two deliverables (MS Word documents) to the Week 7 Dropbox. To help guide you through these deliverables, please follow the two step process on the following pages. Step 1: Write a one to two page essay addressing the type of organizational structure you see this project operating under, and why. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this operating structure, compared to the other structures?


Step 2: Now that you have worked through this Course Project, what did you learn? Write a two page essay and describe what you learned as you went through this project. What will you take away from this course, and what will you apply to your projects or personal life? ==============================================

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For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 1 1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project manager...

PROJ 586 knowledge is divine--snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com PROJ 586 Final Exam Set 1 1. (TCO A) In the _____ organization structure, the project manager...

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