Sue has decided to consider another project for Oak Mountain. The new initiative is to recommend a new employee benefits software system from one of the many business software vendors that offer this kind of product. You have a charter, and have developed the WBS. You must now work this into a reasonable schedule. Sue has asked you for a schedule based on providing you with every resource you need when you need it — in other words, she is looking for the absolute minimum amount of time to get to a final recommendation without trimming the amount of work to be done in any task. She also wants to know the “best case” schedule if she is willing to fund no more than 2 IT specialists for the duration of the project.
The WBS task list is attached. It has NOT been ordered in any way. Organize it and provide any summary-level tasks you think will help make your structure clear. Provide estimates for effort and duration for each bottom-level task. You do not have to justify your numbers, but they should be “reasonable” and consistent with each other.
- Create a schedule based on having no resource constraints ( i.e. a basic “network diagram” with only mandatory dependencies). Show the dependencies.
- Create a Gantt chart based on the resource constraints mentioned above. IDENTIFY any mandatory, discretionary and/or external dependencies
- Compare the critical paths in the two schedules for Sue.
Use MS Project (or a similar tool) to create the schedules.