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Week 8 Final Project Final Project This week, you will be completing your Final Project for this

module. The purpose of the Final Project is to apply the concepts and techniques of the module to the development of the following: Project scope statement WBS Project schedule Staffing (resource) management plan Cost estimates Risk management plan Communications plan Quality plan Each of these will form a separate section of the Final Project. The case study on which the project is based is as follows: Project Background: The Research and Development unit of the Property Development Department of the Government (PDDG) is working on a program called the Seismic Zone Residential Construction Improvement Program. PDDG is working to assess the effectiveness of the boxes of a particular dimension used in the foundation of buildings. PDDG has furnished the following specifications for the each box: The size must be 300 x 250 x 200 cm with a slot of 10 x 10 x 25 cm. The tolerance on outer dimensions must be +/-2 cm. The tolerance on dimensions of the slot must be 0 to -3 mm in width. In short, the slot cannot be more than 10 x 10 cm. It should be made of cardboard or metal sheet. It should be made of small cubes of dimensions 5 x 5 x 5 cm. It should be smooth in appearance. The boxes should be delivered and assembled at the client's site. Company Background: Your company, Flexible Models (FM), develops to-the-scale industrial models. Your principal clients are industrial construction companies and your projects include building manufacturing plants, refinery process plants, and public usage buildings, such as halls and shopping malls. FM also has clients in the residential construction business but deals in building complexes having more than 17,000 square meters of actual usable area. The model development skills of FM are well-known across industries. The key departments in FM are as follows: Designing and Drafting Department: This department is involved in understanding the client's design requirements. Generally, the client specifies the design of the product. The department prepares the detailed drawings for the Cutting Department. It also gives them the assembly drawings with guidelines on the assembly approach. The resources from this department are allocated exclusively to the project depending upon the project requirements. Roy Benjamin, general manager, heads the department. He needs alternate day updates on product design. He is also a man of detail and requires detailed analysis. Cutting Department: This department's staff is competent in cutting the parts and producing the units as per the drawings. The resources from this department are not allocated exclusively to the project. However, the project work is taken up by the

She prefers one-on-one meetings or telephone calls for quick updates. Assembly Department: This department is responsible for assembling the parts based on the design drawings. Jim Stanford. He wants to know more about the project to report it in the journal. You have been authorised by John to select people from various key departments for your project. These people shall directly report to you for the duration of the project. general manager. he needs a short presentation on the project status update two days before the biweekly call. FM primarily uses e-mail as the means of communication. is interested in your project. The department is a single point of contact for the supply chain. and hence. Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department: This department is responsible for vendor management. general manager. heads the department. The marketing chief. and procuring required resources. FM has initiated the organisation restructuring efforts under John's leadership. contracting. the chief editor. You have already estimated the effort. Joseph Bukhmann.department and then delivered back to the project. Client Background: Paul Lee. Michael Gartner. New Model Development: John Morris is the vice president of this division. Philip Cloony. Caroline is quite comfortable with quick information and does not like details. He is keen on regularly obtaining information on the progress of the project and the project management processes that are being implemented. wants to keep the budget under control. The editorial team of a local journal. heads the department. He wants you to undertake this project and help in strengthening the organisation's initiative. The resources from this department are allocated to the project exclusively depending upon the project requirements. the technical lead at the Research and Development unit of PDDG wants a once-a-week update about the progress of the technical design. general manager. Assignment: You are accountable for the project costs. heads the department. Construction Consortium Journal. Having realised the need for effective portfolio management. John is adept at using the Web-based project tracking system and insists on maximising its use. market analysis. who is also the project sponsor. which is given in the table below: Task Name Boxes Requirements Analysis Interview client stakeholders Product detail analysis Refinement of the final draft Design and Concept High level design Details with operation designs Production Set up Cutting and parts development Sub-assembly 1 Sub-assembly 2 Duration Resource Effort 4 days 6 days 2 days 4 days 6 days 4 days 3 days 6 days 6 days Design Design Assembly Design Design Design Assembly Cutting Assembly Assembly 8 person days 10 person days 6 person days 4 person days 4 person days 12 person days 6 person days 9 person days 12 person days 12 person days . has full faith in FM's expertise. The Seismic Zone Residential Construction Improvement Program Manager at PDDG would like to speak with you about the project progress on a biweekly basis. you are keen on developing realistic cost estimates and a realistic project budget. Caroline Smith. However. He is a person of detail and prefers point-by-point communication. The company also uses a Web-based project tracking system to gather information.

a delay in the arrival of raw materials needed for each task or process.homepage. additional information can be found at the following Web sites: Liberatore. A minor mistake can cause a lot of waste and escalation in the cost of the product. 'Assembly integration' starts only after all sub-assemblies are completed. The probability that they will not be available for this work in the schedule mentioned above is 0.) Using MS Project [Online] Villanova.ppt&ei=4JfpT86JIon69QSxpTHDQ&usg=AFQjCNHfx5MCosLmED0jvDyMajOCwdttBg (Accessed: 15 September 2009) . factors such as a change in client requirements after the cutting stage.7. The tasks 'Sub-assembly 1'. The task 'Details with operation designs' starts with a 50% overlap with 'High level design'. M.villanova. Pre-delivery can start after set up. and the time wasted during incorrect set-up should be considered when you draw the risk log and the risk management plan for the project. and 'Subassembly 3' all start after the task 'Set up' is completed. PA: Villanova University.Sub-assembly 3 Assembly integration Material Cardboard sheet Metal sheets Cubes Delivery Pre-delivery Shipment/Delivery—delivery takes 2 weeks by sea. In Implementation 4 days 3 days Assembly Assembly 50 sheets 50 sheets 900 pieces 8 person days 6 person days 2 days Outsourced 7 days Design Assembly Will cost USD 3000 Will cost USD 6000 11 person days 7 person days 'Product detail analysis' can start with 'Interview client stakeholders'.edu%2Fmatthew. However. J. Traditionally. Resource rates are as follows: Material rate: USD 20 per industrial cardboard sheet of 300 cm x 200 cm x (4 mm thickness) dimensions USD 25 per metal sheet of 250 cm x 200 cm x (4 mm thickness) dimensions Standard cubes of 4 cm are available in the market at USD 10 each Labour rate: Design department: USD 150 per day Cutting department: USD 90 per day Assembly department: USD 150 per day For completing the project plan. (n. The 'Cutting and parts development' task requires skilled labour and is the most crucial task from a quality url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww70. while shipment starts only after assembly integration. This has impact on the schedule as the schedule gets pushed by 6 days for every day of delay in this task. There are only two skilled people in the company who can undertake this task and they are always extremely busy. 'Sub-assembly 2'.liberatore%2FVSB3 008%2FMS_PROJECT. The last activity is implementation. Available from: http://www. there has been a 0.3 probability of components getting damaged during shipment and the costs should incorporate 30% of additional budgeting for these incidences. the final draft can be refined only after both tasks are completed.d.

(n. Use the Turnitin link below to submit your assignment. Available from: fbbb94930bfb5cd42fc4020fb. Note also.php/Getting_Started_with_OpenProj (Accessed: 15 September 2009) Note: Additional documentation can be accessed by clicking Next Tip of the Day within OpenProj and by pressing F1.bc. which will give you online help for the item underneath the cursor. documentation and support will be limited. as per the Harvard Referencing System. Click 'Cancel' in the box to launch the PowerPoint® (Accessed: 15 September 2009) Please make sure that you cite and reference all your outside sources properly. .Note: A login box for Villanova University may appear when you click this link. Examples of a project plan in OpenProj Example #1: Gantt chart (2008) Available from: http://openproj. as an open source software (Accessed: 15 September 2009) Using OpenProj™: Getting started with OpenProj (2008) Available from: http://openproj. Example of project plan in Microsoft® Project: Plutonic Power Corporation East Toba River and Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project proposed construction schedule [Online].d.