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Assignment 5: Mobile App Part 2 (Gantt and PERT Charts)

Due Week 7 and worth 85 points

Update the Microsoft Project file you created in Assignment 4: Mobile App Part 1 (Work Breakdown Structure) with the following changes:

  • Set progress in at least ten (10) of the line items.
  • Set the properties so that at least one (1) of the main tasks is behind schedule.
  • Create a Gantt chart for the project.
  • Take a screenshot of the Gantt chart which can later be inserted into your written paper.
  • Create a PERT diagram that identifies the critical path.
  • Take a screenshot of the PERT chart which can later be inserted into your written paper. 

Note: If you need a tutorial on taking a screen shot, visit one of the following locations: PC Users        Mac Users

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the information that one receives from a Gantt chart, versus that of a PERT diagram. 
  2. Examine the advantages of using a Gantt chart over a PERT chart and vice versa. Determine when it is appropriate to use one over the other. Justify your response.
  3. Explain the importance of the critical path in project management.
  4. Insert the screenshots of the Gantt and PERT charts you created based on the provided criteria. Elaborate on the status of the mobile application development project based on the updated information. Note: The graphical representations do not count toward the overall page requirement.
  5. Use at least one (1) quality resource in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

MOBILE APP PART 1 (WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE) 1 Mobile App Part 1 (Work Breakdown Structure) Project Requirements The Alkimsth Corp is a telecommunication company based on the USA. This company is responsible for international communication amongst family and friends. They are the number one provider of international calling cards. Due to request made by our customers the company is in a high need of an app give their customer’s an easier way to access the pin code used to call
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MOBILE APP PART 1 (WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE) 2 internationally. Moreover, the crew wants their customers to be able to start a purchase, pay via online methods and have the pin sent to them directly from theirs mobile devices. In other words, the Alkimisth Corp needs a mobile App that will be utilized to sell their calling card’s pin number. Hence, this project will summarize the requirements aimed at achieving that tasks which includes project management framework development, software development methodologies, and human resource and development, research and design methods. Furthermore, this project will assume the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) processes, which includes initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The way in which this framework aids in describing the project necessities will be explained in the diagram below; it is imperative that certain work activities such as evaluation and reporting would be conducted throughout the project life. The project phases will also use software development methodologies such as Waterfall model, iterative model, increment model & prototype model. The identified developments demands for resources such as people, finance, software and computing equipment among others to be realized. In other words, implementing the App for Alkimisth will need the assumption provided sections below. Assumptions Budget The development will be worth $95,000 as determined in the budget below; Phase Specifics Amount 1 Designing Research and Design, Prototyping $15,000 2 Development Database development, interface development, core Programming $55,000 3 Testing Debugging, Expert testing, user testing $25,000
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