Project Management Tools

Project Management Tools

Project:
Your job at Shosheam Logistics located in Denver, Colorado requires you (and family) to move to Thailand in 6-months time.
Part 1 – Project Scheduling
1.    Using MS Project develop a Gantt chart with the activities necessary to accomplish the move project and order the activities in a precedence (logical sequential) manner.
2.    Explain and describe (in writing) the number of tasks/activities you have outlined and the order in which you have placed the tasks/activities for project completion.
If you don’t have access to MS Project, you will need to develop the pieces MS Project does automatically, independently as separate documents in MS Excel.
o    Using MS Excel, create a Gantt chart by entering the project dates and events into a table
o    Next create a bar chart depicting the events based on the Gantt chart that you created.
o    For assistance on creating a Gantt chart in excel visit the MS office help files online and search: “Creating a Gant chart in MS Excel.”
Part 2 – Monitor, Organize, Analyze
1.    Develop an estimation chart showing each activity, the preceding activity required, and associated costs, with a 3 months, 4.5 months, and 6 months scenario.
2.    Compare the costs of crashing the project from a 6-month timeline into a 4.5-month timeline:
a. Explain and defend (in writing) the pros/cons of crashing the project schedule.
b. What is the impact on personnel and resources to crashing the project?
c. What are the associated risks of crashing the project and how will you manage the risks?
If you don’t have access to MS Project, you will need to develop the pieces MS Project does automatically, independently as separate documents in MS Excel.
o    First create a table with the variables in MS Excel.
o    Next create a table that highlights the critical path.
o    Then create a table that highlights the critical path that you feel is the best candidate for crashing and explain why you selected this path.
Part 3 – Project Control and Closeout
1.    Explain and defend the processes and procedures you suggest for closing the project. Include the handoffs, benefits, and lag required to begin operation at your new location.
2.    Your assessment should be well structured. Make good use of bulleted lists, numbered lists, and tables to further provide structure and clearly communicate information.
The Portfolio Project must be submitted in a single document of 7-10 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. The three parts, above, must be included with a detailed explanation of each required component.
In your submission include at least five outside supportive references, not including the course textbook, course materials, or other information resources provided as part of the course materials. These must be cited and integrated into your paper. These are expected to provide information and support for assertions made in your writing.
Formatting of your paper must comply with APA guidelines