Project Schedule (Due in Week Three)
This is the core of any project plan used to communicate what tasks are needed and the order of sequence to be done to meet deadlines and deliverables.
At a minimum the section will contain the following:

  • Business requirements document (BRD) that provides additional details regarding the expectations (such as user, system, and functional) that must be met for achieving project goals
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS) showing discrete work tasks and grouped hierarchically that helps to organize and define the total work scope of the project

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.
Project Costing (Due in Week Four)
The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.
At a minimum this section will contain the following:

  • Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material)
  • Cost estimates for project resources
  • Gantt diagram showing duration estimates for all tasks and their sequencing (including precedence relations) and highlighting any critical path(s) arising from task dependencies ultimately determining the minimal duration of a project

In addition summarize any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical task sequencing, or how duration estimates were arrived at, and any financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports of the project as well)

  • Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances are captured.

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.
Project Evaluation and Control (Due in Week Five)
A project must be executed effectively and with minimal waste to establish confidence. A plan for performance measurement requires identifying which critical element should be measured, how they are measured, and when they are measured to communicate if the project is on track.
At a minimum the section will contain the following:

  • Measurable objectives identified as milestones on the Gantt chart
  • Risk mitigation strategy for analyzing and reporting unplanned changes as well what procedures you will plan to implement for handling change control issues
  • Description of project reporting regarding the on-going evaluation and status of project efforts to stakeholder and participants on the project team
  • Method for determining whether the project has met its objectives and how the project is terminated

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.