Now you need to schedule the project you chose in Unit I. Reread the scenarios from Units I and II. Based on the previous project information you created, the project priorities you set, and your budget, you will now need to break down your project into activities. Using an Internet search engine, locate a project scheduling template or use the Microsoft Project trial software included with your textbook. Build a WBS and project schedule using the templates or Microsoft Project. You will need to identify all dependencies and estimate your costs. Assign contingency reserves, and determine how much reserve your team would estimate for the whole project. Justify and explain your choices and estimates. You may want to review the WBS section located on pages 108-116 in Chapter 4 of your textbook. Save your assignment as a PDF file.
You may need to research the publishing process to give you adequate information to make your decisions. In addition you will need to know the following information:
You will use the project scenario you worked on in Unit I. In addition to the Unit I information, your boss has given you a budget of $7 million to complete the projects you have on the table. You will be working with the marketing department, the IT department, and the school-level division department throughout the next three years in order to complete these projects. Also remember that you do not have all the resources you need for the multi-media project. BBA 4126, Project Planning 4
The textbook revisions and Engineering project come from your department and use writers, editors, and, instructional designers. The writers and instructional designers must rewrite the textbooks and send them to the editors. The final products are then sent to the publishing department.
The task force project will include instructional designers from your department (some of the same ones who need to work on the textbook revisions) marketing associates, the manager from the education department of your company, the IT manager, a person responsible for writing the proposal, and an expert from your company in the areas of Business, Criminal Justice, English, and Psychology.
The multi-media project will require the best resources you have, including your best instructional designer, writer, and editor; your in-house Biology expert; the IT Manager; and a media consultant from outside the company.
You will need to submit all parts of the project in one document.
Please used attached document as a guide.
Larson, E. W., & Gray, C. F. (2011). Project management: The managerial process (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.