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    Tony Prince is the project manager for the Recreation and Wellness Intranet Project. Team members include you, a programmer/analyst and aspiring project manager; Patrick, a network specialist; Nancy, a business analyst; and Bonnie, another programmer/analyst. Other people are supporting the project from other departments, including Yusaff from human resources and Cassandra from finance. Assume that these are the only people who can be assigned and charged to work on project activities. Recall that your schedule and cost goals are to complete the project in six months for under $200,000.


    1. Review the WBS and Gantt chart attached. Propose three to five additional activities that would help you estimate resources and durations. Describe these new activities.

    2. Identify at least eight milestones for the Recreation and Wellness Intranet Project. Write a short description of each milestone using the SMART criteria. Discuss how determining these milestones might add activities or tasks to the Gantt chart. Remember that milestones normally have no duration, so you must have tasks that will lead to completing the milestone.

    3. Using the Gantt chart attached and the new activities and milestones you proposed in Tasks 1 and 2 above, create a new Gantt chart using Project 2010. Estimate the task durations and enter dependencies as appropriate. Remember that your schedule goal for the project is six months. Print the Gantt chart and network diagram, each on one page.

    4. Summarize how you would assign people to each activity from Tasks 1, 2, and 3. Include a table or matrix listing how many hours each person would work on each task. These resource assignments should make sense given the duration estimates made in Task 3 above. Remember that duration estimates are not the same as effort estimates because they include elapsed time.

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    Hope you are well.

    1. Review the WBS and Gantt chart attached. Propose three to five additional activities that would help you estimate resources and durations. Describe these new activities.

    The objective in designing additional activities can imply the awareness into possible extra resources for managing the project towards completion. In most cases, the project manager will impose the additional coverage of assurances that will support the project during difficulties and shortcomings, in regards to resources. The project manager is in a position of overseeing the possibilities to either progress the work teas forward based on the scope or deterring in manner that limited communication being relayed to the stakeholders. Thus, the aim is to try and think of activities that will account for managing the project work teams as well as informing the stakeholders accordingly, such as;

    a. Contingency plans (Try and think of the process and managing tasks involved to assuring of possible setbacks in starting the project and during the project)

    b. Communication model (Try and think of the required means for assuring the project status is updated, especially, to the core stakeholders and work teams to making sure discrepancies or late deliverables accounted for within the project duration)

    c. Risk management (Try and think of the noted risks with specialty teams of IT and Programming that can results in major delays as well as the equipment capability that hinders an ability to even staying on budget if a different model is warranted)

    Keep in mind the objective is to focusing on accountability to resources being available, thus, the communication to work teams and senior level management is key to assuring volume is at a level that sustains the project further. Thus, the creation of tasks relate towards activities for warranting a level of responsibility that refrains from excessive unforeseen issues preventing the conclusion of the project.

    2. Identify at least eight milestones for the ...

    Solution Summary

    The recreation and wellness intranet projects for project management is examined.