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Assessment item 3
Project Management Plan
Value: 25%
Due date: 19­May­2017
Return date: 09­Jun­2017
Submission method options Alternative submission method
Task
This assignment follows from the case study used in Assessment 2. For the same case study, complete the following tasks by creating the following:
1. WBS first using indented format. (25 marks)
2. Gantt chart­Take the WBS you have already developed. Define all of the activities that will be necessary to create each deliverable in your WBS. Create a schedule for your project. First create the schedule by hand using Post­it Notes, and then put the information into MS Project. Take screenshots of the schedule to be pasted in your word document that you are submitting. Be sure to include all of the summary rows (including the first row for the project title) and any key milestones. Make sure the critical path is easy to see.­ 10 marks
3. Create a time­phased budget for your example project using bottom­up estimating. To the extent your sponsor will supply rates for workers, use those. Approximate rates for ones you cannot get. Ask your sponsor how they treat indirect costs. Be sure to include direct labour costs for you and your team mates and add 20% for fringe. State all assumptions and constraints you have used when creating your budget. State how confident you are in your estimates and what would make you more confident. Give examples of known knowns and known unknowns on your project. Tell how you have budgeted for both of them plus how you have budgeted for unknown unknowns. (15 marks)
4. Create a risk register ( 4 risks­ 3 negative and 1 positive risk)for your example project. (20 marks)
5. Quality Management Plan. (10 marks) It should include:
A short statement that reflects your team’s philosophy or objective for ensuring that you deliver a quality system to your client. ( 4 marks)
Develop and describe 3 quality issues related to this project that your project team could implement to ensure quality ( 6 marks)
6. Closure checklist and project evaluation. (20 marks) :
Develop a closure checklist that the project team will use to ensure that the project has been closed properly.
Develop a project evaluation –outline and discuss how your project’s MOV will be evaluated.
Rationale
This assessment task covers topics 5 to 9 and has been designed to ensure that you are engaging with the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability to: demonstrate how a practicing project manager actually applies project management skills, methods, techniques and tools ;
use an industry standard project management software tool (Microsoft Project); apply project management skills, methods, techniques and tools to a real world problem typical of a project manager;
Marking criteria

Criteria
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)20

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