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Project Planning-Developing the project and Determining Critical Path

Assignment 2: LASA – Project Planning – Developing the Project Plan and Determining Critical Path

    1. Using the District4WarehouseMove WBS.xls provided, create a Microsoft project plan for the District 4 Warehouse Move project. Use the PDF document, Project Plan Check – District4Move,to check your work to be sure you have created your starting projectplan correctly.  Microsoft Project is required for this task. If youhave not yet downloaded OpenProj, please click here and follow the directions to do so now.

      Note: you will need to insert a column to include your WBS codes, thenyou will need to sequence the tasks to show tasks by work package. Itmay help to review the Microsoft tutorial, Sequencing tasks in aproject: http://www.project-open.org/en/project_tutorial

    1. Basedupon the details in the WBS and the project case, determine which tasksneed to be completed first and which tasks are dependent upon othertasks to be completed prior to starting. Using this information identifypredecessors in your project plan’s predecessor column. Complete thepredecessor column by entering the line number of tasks that must becompleted in order for each task to start. This will create your projecttimeline.

      Note: This is a critical step in the processto developing your critical path. It may help to review the Microsofttutorial, Creating relationships between tasks: http://www.slideshare.net/dmdk12/creating-the-network-diagram-and-gantt-with-openproj

  1. Usingthe View Network Diagram functionality within MS Project, determine thecritical path for this project. In a MS Word document, list theactivities that are on the critical path. Considering the risksidentified in the risk table below, identify which risks would be mostlikely to increase your project timeline. Justify your responses.
  2. Submit both your completed project plan and your MS Word document.

District 4 Production Warehouse Move Project - Risk Table


Permits are not received per the schedule


Finish work contractors walk off the job half way through


Framing and drywall contractors are running behind schedule and can only produce half their crew as scheduled


Work benches are poor quality and 1/3 will have to be rebuilt

Submit your plan to M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Correctly developed a project plan from the WBS provided


Completed the predecessor column correctly in the project plan based upon information in the case.


Correctly identified critical path activities


Correctly identified risks that would impact the project schedule


Usedproper writing components such as, correct grammar, spelling, and wordchoice and cited all sources using correct APA style, etc..








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