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Haluk Demirkan Project Scheduling Assignment - MS Project The following questions below are to be answered using Microsoft Project (or any other...

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 Consider again the project in problem 3. Given the all of the data in Table 3.1, the project manager for the auditing

project is now faced with a resource constraint. There are only two accountants available to work on this project, at a

rate of $75.00 per hour.

A. Enter the resource requirements shown in Table 3.1 into your MS Project model, and demonstrate that the

schedule found in problem 3 leads to an over-allocation of accountants during the project. Include an MS Project

resource graph with your answer showing the over-allocation (5 pts).

B. Use the automatic resource-leveling feature in MS Project to determine a schedule that does not lead to an overallocation

of accountants, and which is still completed in the same amount of time as the answer to problem 3.

Include the Gantt chart and resource graph with your schedule (5 pts).

C. Determine the total cost for the accountants under this schedule. Include an MS Project Cost Table with your

answer that shows the cost for each activity (5 pts).

Haluk Demirkan 1 of 6 2/15/2016 Project Scheduling Assignment - MS Project The following questions below are to be answered using Microsoft Project (or any other project management software package). In order to turn in your work from MS Project where required, copy the displays from MS Project into a single MS Word document after copying them using the “copy picture” or “print screen” and paste functionalities. Please make sure that the figures in your answer sheet readable. 1. Initial Work Breakdown Structure Input. A. Consider the Software Development WBS in below. Create a Microsoft Project model for this WBS. Include a WBS column in your Entry Table that includes automatic numbering of the tasks to reflect the WBS hierarchy (do not enter task durations or precedence relationships). Include the entry table for your answer (5 pts). B. Determine how many actual tasks are in the project (that is, how many activities should have durations assigned to them). How many summary activities are there (5 pts)? Definition Design Implementation Objectives Establish Project Goal Establish Objectives Identify key requirements Requirements Obtain current systems documentation Define new systems requirements Choose SDM Obtain Mgt. Approval Technical Function al Identify Interfaces Specify I/O, audit, and controls Confirm data specs and data flow Define program specs Establish data conversion plan Specify integration test plan Obtain Mgt Approval Prepare system flows Operation Operate System Project Review Audit Approval Installation Perform Testing Perform Training Cut-over Obtain Approval Programming Write Source code Write JCL Write Documentation Obtain Approval Software Dev
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Haluk Demirkan 2 of 6 2/15/2016 2 . Finding the critical path, measuring slack A Six Sigma team at Superchip, a semiconductor manufacturer, must implement a new means of placing serial numbers on the companies’ semiconductor chips that may be more easily read by the user. The project is being implemented due to a rash of recent thefts of the company’s most popular processor chip, which is used in personal computers. The team has developed the following project network for the project, along with the estimates of activity duration listed on the network. All durations are in weeks. Assume that this project is scheduled to begin on August 7, 2006. A. Input the project data to MS Project. What is the project completion date (5 pts)? B. What is the Critical Path and what is its duration (5 pts)? C. Which activities have slack, and how much slack do they have (5 pts)? Provide total and free slacks. D. If activity B’s duration were extended to 9 weeks, how would the project duration be affected (5 pts)? 3. Project Input and Listing the Critical Path When an accounting firm audits a corporation, the first phase of the audit involves obtaining “knowledge of the business.” An example of this phase of the audit is illustrated by the activities listed in the WBS in Table 3.1, where each activity (task) is listed along with its duration in days, its predecessors, and resource requirements (accountants) for each activity. The accountants work a standard 40 hour work week, 5 days per week, and the project will begin January 5, 2004. A. Determine the minimum duration schedule for this project assuming that tasks start at their early start dates given precedence relationships, and ignoring resource constraints. Include the Microsoft Project Entry Table and Gantt chart with your answer (5 pts). B. What is the critical path for this project (5 pts)? C. Compare the duration shown in the project summary task for the answer to part A solution with the number of calendar days required to complete the project. Explain any difference (5 pts). Table 3.1 Audit Project Activity Predecessors Duration Resources Audit Project - A. Determine terms of engagement - 3 1 B. Appraise auditability risk and materiality A 6 1 C. Identify types of transactions & errors A 14 2 D. Describe systems C 8 1 E. Verify systems descriptions D 4 2 F. Evaluate internal controls B,E 9 2 G. Design audit approach F 10 2 A 2 B 3 E 1 D 5 C 5 F 6 G 6 H 7 J 1 I 7
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