- Project WBS and Schedule
This is the second of four assignments which, as a whole, will cover all aspects of the project life cycle relevant to your selected project.
Now, it is time to develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) and project schedule for the project that you discussed in your Project Proposal assignment.
This assignment requires you to:
- Create a WBS for your project using the proper format (MS Word, MS Excel, Visio, or any other applicable format) to depict the WBS graphically (see Figure 4.1 from Chapter 4 of Successful Project Management). Alternatively, you may use a coded format using MS Word (see Figure 4.3 from Chapter 4 of Successful Project Management: as an example). The example is in MS Project format, but the same could be done in MS Excel.
- Create a project schedule that lists all of the core activities, dates (start and finish), and resources to complete your project. While it is recommended that you use MS Project, you can use MS Excel to create your schedule. Your project schedule must contain at least 30 separate activities or tasks, including the critical path.
- The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
- Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) and schedule for a project using appropriate digital tools (Word, Excel, Project, Visio, etc.).