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By the last class of week 10, please provide a business correspondence to me explaining the pertinent information regarding the project of our client, Fitz's Resorts, Inc. Pay attention to the appropriate deadlines. Be sure to reference any attachments.

It must include:
1. A project network diagram that depicts the logical sequence of activities required to complete the landscaping project.
2. highlighting all critical paths using different colors.
3. how many working weeks and total weeks it will take to complete the project.
4. a work breakdown structure showing task start and finish times.

It is April 1, 2005. The Long Lake house has just been built. Now, we must develop a plan for the landscaping project. Keep in mind that no landscaping work can be done from December 1 until April 1 because of the winter season.

The first thing we must do is find reputable landscapers (1 week). Then, we must invite them to come out and put together plans and bids (3. weeks). After all the bids are in, we must choose a landscaper (1week). Once the landscaper is chosen, we must develop a schedule (1week). After the schedule is completed, work can begin.

The lakefront needs a riprap wall to prevent erosion. This will take 4 months to build. While this is being built, the area for the sidewalk needs to be prepared (5 weeks). After this is finished, the brick pavers can be positioned properly. The brick paver sidewalk construction will take six months.

After the sidewalk is constructed, a nursery can be selected (1 month). Once selected, the nursery manager needs to come up with a planting plan (1 month). After that, we need to come to agreement on the plan and the price (3 weeks). The plants can be ordered now for delivery in 1 week.

Once the plants are delivered, the landscapers must plant them (2 days). We discover that a patio would be nice to have on the south side of the house. Once the sidewalk is finished and we receive a bid (1 week), construction of the patio can begin (1 month). While the patio is being completed, we can build the in-ground fire pit (2 weeks).

By June 25, all of the grass seed must be planted (1 week). After the seed is planted, hoses and sprinklers are positioned all over the property to provide proper irrigation for both the plants and the grass (1 day). The hoses will stay in the grass until October 10.

When the grass is at least 6 inches tall, the landscapers will come out and cut it
(1/2 day). They will continue cutting the grass every two weeks until October 1. Around July 7, they will fertilize the new grass with Milorganite. (1/2 day).

When the riprap wall construction is over and the sidewalks are finished, three sets of stairs can be built and installed (1 week). They must be finished before the zoning administrator visits.

The local zoning administrator has reviewed the landscaping and had determined that some of the sidewall is in violation of the rules. We must now tear down some of the sidewall and rebuild (1 week).

Simultaneously, we notice that the sidewalks around the side and front of the house need some more plants next to them. So, we contact the nursery manager and have more delivered (1 month). The landscapers must immediately plant these (2 days).

On September 21, the landscapers will apply another round of fertilizer and weed eliminating chemicals that will kill next year's weeds.

The landscapers will rake the leaves off the grass November 1 (1 week). That is it until next year.

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mpp file and screenshots in word document attached.

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I started the mpp file (attached) and it needs tidying a lot and many elements need adding
Timeline, budget creating and adding, and all the elements numbered below
also required is a project organization chart in MS visio

the report should include a doc file with a paragraph for each numbered section.
Plus highlighted needs and objectives, project definition, WBS, scheduling and estimation, cost and risk analysis, background and statement of need

Doc file for the project overview is also attached with the mpp

1/ Project start and finish
2/ create a Budget and budget plan
3/ Establish plan needs
4/ Background and statement of need
5/ Project objectives
6/ Mission and goal of project
7/ Project plan/approach
8/ Project plan (organization)
9/ Task responsibility matrix chart listing statement of work (SOW)
10/ Work breakdown structure (WBS)
11/ Task flow network critical path (use second level WBS elements)
12/ Project schedule
13/ Project reporting
14/ Cost plan
15/ Project baseline
16/ Performance measurement
17/ Project evaluation and reporting
18/ Project termination

Also include a project organization chart using Microsoft visio

The report should be presented in Microsoft project and word, and also include the visio chart, and the idea is to demonstrate command of a project and the benefits it can bring.

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