Module E K. Consider the system described in exercise I. Create a work plan listing the tasks that will need to be completed to meet the project’s objectives. Create a Gantt chart and a network diagram in a project management tool (e.g., Microsoft Project) or using a spreadsheet package to graphically show the high-level tasks of the project. According to the chart below, Information gathering will take place at the very beginning. Even though this phase is the shortest, it’s one of the most important phases because this is where all the information needed for the website to operate optimally comes into play. Gathering the right info is huge for a project that will include a lot of users. The Designing phase will take the longest, because designing how the website is going to look is what the end user will see on his or her end. Since this is what everyone will see, this will phase will require extensive amounts of time, and making an interface that will appeal to users is critical if the project were to be successful. Development overlaps with designing because making an interface appealing must also have the functionality to go well with the user interface is just as important. Web developers will collaborate with the project coordinators on how to make the website operable, and user friendly. Testing and support phases will occur within the same timeframe because this is where all the bugs, glitches and primary troubleshooting steps will occur during these phases. Action Item Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Information Gathering Planning Designing Development Testing and Delivery Support/Mainte nance Live
L. Suppose that you are in charge of the project that is described in exercise I and the project will be staffed by members of your class. Do your classmates have all the right skills to implement such a project? If not, how will you go about making sure that the proper skills are available to get the job done? Since I am in charge of the project, I believe that my classmates do hold most of the proper techniques needed to implement this project. Though, when some may lack, I will be there to motivate them and help assist them on where to go if they need specific help with a specific task.
- Fall '09
- Project Management, project manager