Planning, Scheduling, Scope and Strategy
Planning, Scheduling, Scope and Strategy
Using the downloadable software, templates provided, or other preferred software, such as Microsoft Excel:
Complete a WBS for your project.
Work Breakdown Structure
This list of activities needs to contain enough detail so you can effectively plan and schedule your event.
Using the completed WBS as a reference, next complete a Gantt chart of your project using the template provided. If you discover in the process you overlooked
activities make sure to include them in the WBS.
In a paper that is a minimum of 2 pages long, identify the Critical Path for your project. Using the WBS and the Gantt chart you constructed for this project analyze
how much longer you will need to start planning in advance of your event in order to complete the project? Your submission should follow the essentials of APA (i.e.,
cover page, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, reference section at the end, in-text citations, etc.).
Would you like information about how to format in APA? Click here.
Papers should be spell-checked and submitted to Grammarly prior to submitting your paper to the drop box. “Grammarly” is a free service for Rasmussen students. Once
you’ve made all of your suggested grammar corrections, submit your paper to the Drop Box, along with your Grammarly PDF report as a separate attachment. Your goal is
to obtain a Grammarly score of 90 – 100%.
For this part of the Course Project, you will put together a Quality Plan. In order to provide the highest quality experience possible, attendees of the event were
surveyed to determine what was most important to them when attending such an event. The result of this survey is listed below:
– 90% of those completing the survey felt that having engaging and dynamic speakers is key to a successful event
– 90% felt that it was important that the accommodations were physically located where the convention is being held; they didn’t want to have to take a bus or a
shuttle from their hotel to the convention.
– 85% stated the food provided should be wonderful and meet any dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian or gluten-free.
For your assignment, you will need to do the following:
Complete a scope statement for your project (Use may use the templates for Project Scope and Business Objective Worksheet provided). Your project Scope should be at
one page in length.
Project Scope and Business Objective Worksheet
Using the WBS for your project, identify which of the Work Activities listed could potentially impact those items identified by attendees as critical for the success
of the project.
Complete a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. Only include those activities that impact the four issues identified by your customers as critical to producing a quality
event. For each of the activities listed:
– Based on your knowledge of the activity analyze the severity of the impact on the project if the activity failed to produce a quality result as Low, Medium, or High
– Also based on your knowledge of the activity analyze the probability of the poor quality result occurring as Low, Medium, or High
– For the three activities that were evaluated as having the most severe quality consequences AND having the highest impact generate an action plan to reduce or
eliminate these failures from occurring
In a paper that is a minimum of 2 pages long, clearly and concisely summarize the action items identified through the FMEA that will increase the probability of your
project being considered a success with your customers.
Your submission should follow the essentials of APA (i.e., cover page, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, reference section at the end, in-text citations, etc.).
Save Part 1 of your assignment as a Microsoft Excel document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.xlsx” extension to the filename.) and the paper as a
Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.)
Save Part 2 of your assignment as a Microsoft Word document.