THIS IS 3 DIFFERENT ASSIGNMENTS. PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE THEM…ASSIGNMENT #1 AND #2 ARE DUE ON THURSDAY. #3 IS DUE SATURDAY
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is one of the most valuable and commonly used tools available to the project team. Select one task your department or group is responsible for in your current or a previous job . Alternatively you may select a company you are familiar with or desire to research. Using the process of decomposition list two subtasks. Further decompose one subtask into two work packages. As a final step provide two levels of effort for one of the work packages. Present your WBS in a simple indented format. Discuss how you might use a WBS in other aspects of your job responsibilities at home or elsewhere. Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one professional or academic source other than the textbook.
A project manager has the responsibility to develop team members skills and expertise. Read the Forbes article 4 Ways to Help Your Team Adapt to Change by Jeff Boss. Which of these suggestions have you seen used in your organization? Which one do you think would be most beneficial to introduce to your current work group and why? Your initial post should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one professional or academic source other than the textbook. Use this weeks lecture as a basis for your post. Respond to at least two of your classmates posts.
Project Management Software [CLOs: 4 8]
Scenario Roto Air has decided to use Smartsheet as the software for project management and collaboration. The Quick Drop 100 Transition team will be the first to use it. In this exercise you will be preparing a Work Breakdown Structure that you will be sending in PDF format to your project sponsor and team members.
You will enter into a self-teaching exercise based on selected project information that will be provided to you. In preparation you will need to navigate to smartsheet.com and create a free trial account good for 30 days.
Assignment: Project Management Software This is a learning exercise using data provided to you. Please do not enter different or additional data. The software is user friendly and quite intuitive. Complete the following steps to create the report:
If all went well you will have an indented Work Breakout Schedule (WBS) under ‘Task Name’ task durations task start and finish dates predecessors a list of owners (Under ‘Assigned To’) and a Gantt chart showing a clear visual display of your project. Congratulations on your first use of a powerful new tool!
Hint: Your duration data was entered correctly if the Duration on line 2 is 5 and on line 7 is 12. These values are calculated by the software and cannot be entered manually. Note: Students still need to ensure that their predecessor data was entered correctly.
Under Home select the Sheet Actions icon. Select Export Export to PDF Choose Landscape Orientation and choose the requirements of this assignment under Options.
The final spreadsheet should be one page contain the required information and be visually appealing. Required information: Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) task durations task start and finish dates a list of owners and a Gantt chart showing a clear visual display of your project.
Save to your hard drive. Submit the PDF file to the classroom for grading. No title page references is required.