Proj 586

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Congratulations! You have just completed the project charter, scope statement, and WBS. Now that you know what needs to be done, as the Project Manager, you are now ready to begin planning your project. 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…show more content…
* 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: 1. Click on View, Resource Sheet – resource(s) in red color are over-allocated. 2. Click on View, Resource Usage – resource(s) in red color are over-allocated resource(s) by date. 3. Click on Project, Reports. A dialog box appears, click on Assignments then Select. Then click the report for Overallocated Resources and then Select to print or view. 4. 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. Step 3: Answer the Following Essay Questions Back to Top 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

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