Professional and Managerial Skills

Professional and Managerial Skills
Objective of the assessment
?    To demonstrate your knowledge of basic project management concepts by using Microsoft Project.

Task
1.    The assignment is an individual project (between 4-6 pages).
2.    You are required to define a simple project and create a Gantt chart in Microsoft project.
3.    The project must cover the following phases: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing.
Assignment Brief
The assignment must contain the following:
?    A short introduction (1/2 page) explaining the nature and scope of the project to be defined.
?    Create a Gantt chart with a timeframe. Consider the following:
?    How much time will you spend on each task for initiating/starting the project?
?    How much time will you spend on each task for planning/organising for the project?
?    How much time will you spend each task for executing/carrying out the work?
?    How much time will you spend on each task for monitoring and controlling in the project?
?    How much time will you spend each task for closing the project?
?    Assign resources to the task (link tasks, and summarise tasks)
?    Identify task interdependencies
?    Set a cost to the resources
?    Set fixed costs (1 time costs)
?    Identify the critical pathway and discuss how to avoid time delays (1 paragraph)
?    Provide a Project Statistics view (brief report for upper management)

Marking Criteria
Marking Criteria       Weight
Gantt chart: logic, coverage of all phases, feasibilty    30%
Timeframe: coverage of all phases, logical and feasibility    30%
Resource costs and allocation    15%
Critical pathway    15%
Communication: format /style /fluency /grammar/ references    10%

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