MGMT404 Course Discussions Week 3

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MGMT404 Course Discussions Week 3
To develop a schedule for a project, we will use MS Project which when built correctly shows…

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MGMT404 Course Discussions Week 3

MGMT404 Course Discussions Week 3

Project Schedule – 52 Pages

To develop a schedule for a project, we will use MS Project which when built correctly shows work activities taken from the work breakdown structure and organized according to the logical flow in time and relationships governing when the work will be performed.

Address the following questions.

  • What is critical path?
  • How would you build up the list of tasks and work packages for MS Project?
  • How will you create a budget, including resources (people), hardware, software, licenses?

More specifically what are the steps to create the task list?  How would you build up the task list of activities?  Whom do you work with?  How do deliverables relate to work packages to tasks?  One method I like is when building the project, start from the end (desired due date) and work backward to see of you can deliver on time.  If the critical path sets you over the time limit, what can you do to bring it in?

The project manager will create steps that are needed to organize and develop a schedule for a project. The schedule will allow the project manager to identify what can change when issues arise. It also allows stakeholders to give feedback when things are going to schedule. A schedule not only keeps the project going accordingly but it also allows the project manager to forecast any future issues and have time to make the necessary changes. Once the network is developed it is easy to modify when issues occur. Networks provide the project schedule to be easily understood because it presents a graphic display of the flow and sequence through the project. When the work is done a schedule can be developed and one of the reasons why we do this is so that we can be organized. It helps with the project to be organized because we have to follow steps in order to make sure that we are not missing anything in particular. Making sure that all the activities come in order from when you first open the project to its conclusion…