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Due Week 2: Project Selection
This course requires the Microsoft Project 2010 application

Provide a one page description of your project which will make it very clear to me, your boss, what you are planning. Keep in mind that you will be using this project for all team activities for this session.

For your new project, please develop a project team (citing names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) and show how you will manage team dynamics in a project environment.

Be certain to include:
1.How can team leadership be instrumental in ensuring a successful project?
2.Choose from the various organizational formats, including pure project, matrix, and functional structures.
3.How can team dynamics and performance be pivotal in producing deliverables and meeting customers' expectations?

Please put this in proper business writing format. Consider me to be your boss.

If working in a group, include a statement of participation, describing how each person contributed to this project deliverable. Please have each person sign the statement

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.

See Syllabus, Due Dates for Assignments & Exams, for due dates.

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General Comments about the Microsoft Project Exercises

Once the base schedule has been created, resources can be assigned to tasks. To complete that this week, we will:
•Create a list of resources.

•Assign resources to tasks.

•Assign costs to resources.

•Use resource information to determine a preliminary cost for the project.

•Complete Lesson 2.
•A printout of your Table: Entry showing all columns, but no Gantt chart
•A printout of your Table: Cost showing all columns but no Gantt chart
•Print the Summary Report.
•Print the Budget Report.
•Print the Who Does What report.
•Print the Overallocated Resources report.


All of the following deliverables are required (in a zip file) to receive full credit:
•Completed MyLab2_XXX.mpp
•Completed Review Questions
•Printouts/Screenshots contained in Week_2_Printouts_XXX.docx

Note! When submitting required printouts, if you are not bringing them to class, from the Print Preview Page, take a screen shot (in Windows <ALT><Prt Scr>) of the report and paste the screen shot to a MS Word Document. Make sure to crop the screen to show only the report. After cropping, resize the image appropriately. If the printout is on more than one page, paste each page individually.

Save the Word document containing printouts as Week_2_Printouts_XXX.docx, and submit this file to the Week 2 iLab Dropbox in a zip file along with the MyLab2_XXX.mpp file and the completed Review Questions at the end of Lesson 2. Remember to replace "XXX" in the file names with your initials, and ensure that all of your files are all clearly labeled and include your initials in the file name.

Grading Rubric

Each week, you will be using Microsoft Project to build and manage a project plan similar to what you would use or see outside of the classroom, in your workplace. As noted in the Syllabus, these MS Project files are worth 40 points each week. Remember that from the file you submit each week, points will be deducted for incorrect answers.

Criteria Points %
All required components are accurately completed. MS Project file is accurate, Review Questions are correct, and printouts are acceptable for management communication (all columns are wide enough to be read, headers are correct to the requirements stated in Week 7 iLab).
40 100%
The assignment file contains all of the required components. The work is mostly accurate and the printouts are completed. Printouts are readable, but the formatting is not acceptable for management communication.
30-39 75-97%
The assignment file contains most of the required components. The work is completed with a fair degree of accuracy.
20-29 50-72%
The assignment file contains some of the work. Accuracy is lacking.
1-20 1-50%
No iLab work is submitted.
0 0%

i L A B S T E P S

STEP 1: Download iLab Instructions
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Click the links below to access this week's iLab instructions.
•MS Project Lesson2.docx (Review Questions to be completed and submitted for Lesson 2 are located at the end of this document.)

STEP 2: Complete the iLab Assignment
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Complete the iLab assignment for Week 2 based on the Guidelines section and Lesson document above.

STEP 3: Submit iLab Deliverables
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•Create a folder called MGMT404_YourLastName_Lab2.
•Place copies of each required deliverable into this folder.
•Right-click on the folder and select Send To → Compressed (zipped) Folder. You can also use other tools to compress the files into a single zip folder, (e.g., 7-zip).
•Upload the zip file to the weekly iLab Dropbox in eCollege.

For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these Step-by-Step Instructions or watch this Dropbox Tutorial. See Syllabus "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.

Note! Once your professor has received and graded the Week 2 iLab assignments, solutions to the Week 2 iLab will be made available to you in Doc Sharing.

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