- Explain the importance of the main processes performed during project integration management.
- Discuss the importance of the scope and WBS in the project execution stage?
- Using MS Project (or another software of your choice), produce a WBS for building a new house. Other software options:
- • WBS Tool (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (free),
- • WBS Schedule Pro (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (30-day trial)
- When creating your WBS include the project summary and Task ID 0. Assume that the WBS Level 2 categories include managing the project, finding property, securing a loan, designing the entire home, building the entire home, and providing landscaping and external items, including a hot tub and swimming pool. Break at least two Level 2 items down to Level 4.
- Describe the planning tasks performed as part of project time management and give an example of at least 3 outputs related to the scheduling effort.
- Consider Figure 5-20 (page 183 in your textbook) to answer the following questions. All duration estimates are in days, and the network proceeds from Node 1 to Node 9.
- a. Draw an AOA network diagram representing the project. Put the node numbers in circles and draw arrows from node to node, labeling each arrow with the activity letter and estimated time. See example on page 164, Figure 5-13.
- b. Identify all the paths on the network diagram and note how long they are.
- c. What is the critical path for this project and how long is it?
- d. What is the shortest possible time it will take to finish the project?
- e. Examine the network diagram and activity schedule to analyze the critical path and float or slack for each activity. Why is it important to monitor the critical path throughout the project?
- Identify the significant planning activities completed during project cost management. Compare and contrast a cost performance baseline and a cost estimate.
**The book in question is referenced below:
Schwalbe, K. (2016). Revised an introduction to project management fifth edition. Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe Publishing.