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ASSIGNMENT (CASE STUDY) DISCUSSION EXPECTATIONS EXPECTATIONS

CTM-345 (PROJECT MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES) ASSIGNMENT NO 8 SCANNER PROJECT CASE CHAPTER 13 PAGE 494

These discussions will be The intent ofthroughout the Assignment conducted each Case is not toending merelyat week Studies of the course, answer the questions at the 9:00 p.m. every Friday. end of a case in a 1, 2, 3 type of format. You are required to participate in these online discussions by The expectation is to submitting your responses incorporate answersevery to week. the questions into your Case Study Paper which helps Your messages should be a analyze the Project comment about the material Management Principle being presented, or a thoughtful portrayed within the case. response to another student's For the purposes of question or comment. Assignment Case No 8 the focus/topics are WBS, Earned You are expected to do web Value, and Project Roll-ups research and post a website Expectation for each Breakdown: week on the The student will provide aitem 2-3 particular discussion page paper discussing: main topic. I encourage you Impact the focus/topic has to engage incase online discussion on project management with each other throughout the principles & practices. week to enhance your a. Incorporate your answers to understanding of each week's the case questions within the topic. Opening, Body, and
Closing paragraphs of your written paper. Points Breakdown: 20 max b. Apply real world situations You will receive: either you have read about, 5 points fororyour answer researched, participated. This helps demonstrate your to questions actual 5 recognizing points for a website application of the focus discussing the topic for the topic.

There is ONE part to this case that must be incorporated into your written paper. This case highlights a very common problem found in many businesses. Part 1: After reading the case study, incorporate your answer within your report to the following: You have been serving as Electroscans project manager and are now well along in the project. Within your written paper develop a narrative status report for the board of directors of the chain store that discusses the status of the project to date and at completion. Be as specific as you can use numbers/data (Rollup & Summary) given below and those you might develop. Your audience for this report is not familiar with Earned Value Terminology so explanation may be necessary. Your written paper and narrative report will be evaluated on youre:
Detailed use of the data provided below Your total perspective of the current status and future status of the project Your recommended changes (if any) Is the Coding Team in trouble? If so, Can things be changed? Is the Development Team in trouble? Is the Operating System deliverable in trouble? Is the Utilities deliverable in trouble Is there a potential forecasted overrun? Is the VAC in trouble?

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Post Your Submission via Assignments Tab in SLUGlobal Rollup: Below is a rollup of the Scanner Project Indexes and Variances by SV, CV and VAC.
SCANNER PROJECT: INDEXES & VARIANCES SCANNER PROJECT CPI = EV / AC = 395 / 476 = 0.83 DESIGN SPI = EV / PV = 395 / 420 = 0.94 DEVELOP PRODUCTION PCIB = EV / BAC = 395 / 915 = 0.43 CODE DOCUMENT PCIC = AC / EACf = 476 / 1103 = 0.43 TEST SCANNER PROJECT SV OBS 0 45 0 -40 -30 0 22 -81 5 -35 8 0 22 -117 5 -136 13 0 CV VAC

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The Study for Assignments will Case 5 points your peer solidify your understanding and comments that are application of concepts/theories relevant learned during the week and 5 points for reviewing throughout the course.

videos etcfor the week and commenting Assignments submitted after the weekly 9:00 p.m. Comments suchFriday as I deadlines agree, will not be accepted, and will etc will not receive credit. receive a zero. Messages submitted after the weekly 9:00 p.m.& Grading Friday (See Case Expectations deadlinesMatrix will not be Elements in Syllabus for detailed format & grading accepted, and will receive a elements) (See zero. Discussion Grading Matrix CTM-345 in Syllabus) SP2008

Summary: On the next page is a rollup of variances for WBS and OBS

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Actual SCANNER PROJECT REPORT


Electroscan, Inc. 555 Acorn Street, Suite 5 Boston, Massachusetts 29 IN-STORE SCANNER PROJECT ($000) ACTUAL PROGRESS AS OF JANUARY 1 NAME SATELITE COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT H 1.0 H 1.1 H 1.2 H 1.3 H 1.4 H 1.5 H 1.6 H 1.7 OP 1.0 OP 1.1 OP 1.2 OP 1.2.1 OP 1.2.2 OP 1.3 OP 1.3.1 OP 1.3.2 OP 1.3.3 OP 1.3.4 U 1.0 U 1.1 U 1.2 U 1.3 U 1.4 U 1.5 S 1.0 S 1.1 S 1.2 S 1.3 S 1.4 S 1.5 HARDWARE Hardware specifications (DS) Hardware design (DS) Hardware documentation (DOC) Prototypes (PD) Test prototypes (T) Order circuit boards (PD) Preproduction models (PD) OPERATING SYSTEM Kernel specifications (DS) Drivers Disk drivers (DEV) I/O drivers (DEV) Code software Code software (C) Document software (DOC) Code interfaces (C) Beta test software (T) Utilities Utilities specifications (DS) Routine utilities (DEV) Complex utilities (DEV) Utilities documentation (DOC) Beta test utilities (T) System integration Architecture decisions (DS) Integration hard/soft (DEV) System hard/software test (T) Project documentation (Doc) Integration acceptance testing (T) PV 420 92 20 30 10 2 0 30 0 195 20 45 25 20 130 30 45 55 0 87 20 20 30 17 0 46 9 25 0 12 0 EV 395 88 20 30 6 2 0 30 0 150 20 55 30 25 75 20 30 25 0 108 20 20 60 8 0 49 9 30 0 10 0 AC 476 72 15 25 5 2 0 25 0 196 15 76 45 31 105 40 25 40 0 148 15 35 90 8 0 60 7 45 0 8 0 SV -25 -4 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 -45 0 10 5 5 -55 -10 -15 -30 0 21 0 0 30 -9 0 3 0 5 0 -2 0 CV -81 16 5 5 1 0 0 5 0 -46 5 -21 -15 -6 -30 -20 5 -15 0 -40 5 -15 -30 0 0 -11 2 -15 0 2 0 BAC 915 EAC 1103 In process? VAC -188

260 213 47 20 15 5 c 30 25 5 c 10 8 2 ip 40 40 0 ip 30 30 0 x 30 25 5 c 100 100 0 x 330 431 -101 20 15 5 c 70 97 -27 40 60 -20 ip 30 37 -7 ip 240 336 -96 100 200 -100 ip 50 42 8 ip 60 96 -36 ip 30 30 0 x 200 274 -74 20 15 5 c 20 35 -15 ip 100 150 -50 ip 20 20 0 ip 40 40 0 x 125 153 -28 10 8 2 c 50 75 -25 ip 20 20 0 x 15 12 3 ip 30 30 0 x *c = Complete, ip = In process, x = Not started

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES