Project scheduling and salvaging a project

 

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Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

Due Week 10 and worth 280 points

Go to iCampus to download a free version of Microsoft Project needed to complete this assignment. Details on how to download the software are available in the online course shell in the Additional Resources section of the Student Center.

Make the needed corrections to Assignment 3 using instructor feedback and initialize a new project in Microsoft Project to complete the following:

  1. Create a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3. Note: This assignment will require you to submit a zipped file. Please see below for details on how to zip a file.

Imagine your human resource project of revamping the employee compensation and benefits package is starting to develop issues. The project is eight (8) weeks off track and your team members are becoming discouraged. Several members of the team are consistently late with deadlines, and you have discovered that your budget depleted quicker than expected. Your project sponsor is looking for you to salvage this project

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Communicate the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your project stakeholders.
  2. Suggest at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.
  3. Organize a plan of action to get the project back on track. Develop a new critical path.
  4. Identify and discuss the risks with your plan for getting the project back on track.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

To zip a file please follow these directions below. Note: Directions may vary depending on the operating system.

            PC Directions

  1. Select the files to zip.
  2. Right-click on the highlighted files and choose “Send to: Compressed folder”.

Mac Directions

  1. Select the files to zip.
  2. Right-click on the highlighted files and choose “Compress”.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Identify the scope of projects and the structure of the accompanying work.
  • Recommend project management quality tools.
  • Determine the characteristics of a successful project plan.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing human resource projects.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managing human resource projects using proper writing mechanics. 

Points: 280

Assignment 5: MS Project Scheduling and Salvaging a Project

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Create a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3.

Partially created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3.

Satisfactorilycreated a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3.

Thoroughly created a work breakdown structure in MS Project using the existing information from Assignment 3.

2. Communicates the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your stakeholders.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletelycommunicates the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your stakeholders.

Partially communicates the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your stakeholders.

Satisfactorily communicates the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your stakeholders.

Thoroughly communicates the budget and schedule situation to the rest of the team and your stakeholders.

3. Suggest at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.

Partially suggested at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.

Satisfactorilysuggested at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.

Thoroughlysuggested at least three (3) ways to improve your underperforming team.

4. Organize a plan of action to get the project back on track. Develop a new critical path.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Did not submit or incompletely developed a new critical path.

Partially organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Partially developed a new critical path.

Satisfactorily organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Satisfactorily developed a new critical path.

Thoroughly organized a plan of action to get the project back on track. Thoroughly developed a new critical path.

5. Identify and discuss the risks with your plan of action  

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified and discussed the risks with your plan of action.

Partially identified and discussed the risks with your plan of action.

Satisfactorily identified and discussed the risks with your plan of action.

Thoroughly identified and discussed the risks with your plan of action.

6. Clarity and writing mechanics

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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