Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float. Specifically, be sure to answer the following: When will the project be completed? What is the critical path for the project?

This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

In Assignment 2, you developed a project plan. Now, using the information from your project proposal, create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule.
Your project must include the following criteria:
The project must consist of at least twenty-five (25) tasks.
Each task must contain a start date, a finish date, and have main staffing and non-staffing resources assigned.
Assume that your work activities are completed during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).
In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

Write a one to two (1-2) page response in which you:

Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
When will the project be completed?
What is the critical path for the project?
How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
What additional activities would you add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

THIS IS THE PROPOSAL
Greendale Project
When will the project be completed?
The project is set to start on 2 November 2015 and will be completed on 25 August 2018. The project team will take a total duration of 694 days to complete construction of the baseball stadium.
What is the critical path for the project?
From the project plan developed, the project has two critical paths. The first project critical path consists of the following project tasks 2 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 10 -14 -15 – 20. The second critical path consists of the following tasks 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 10 -14 -15 – 20.
How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
In order to determine the project slack, the early start and late start times for each project needs calculation. The early start times are calculated in the forward direction of the project network diagram starting from the start point heading to the project finish. On the other hand, the late start times are calculated in the reverse direction of the project network starting from the finish point heading to the project start. The table below shows each project task, its duration, early start duration and late start duration. Project task for each task is calculated as Slack = Late start – Early start.

Task Name Duration Early Start Late Start Slack = LS – ES
Clear Stadium site 70 days 0 0 0
Demolish building 30 days 70 280 210
Set up construction site 70 days 100 625 525
Drive support piling 120 days 70 70 0
Pour lower concrete bowl 120 days 190 190 0
Pour main concourse 120 days 310 310 0
Install playing field 90 days 310 585 275
Construct upper steel bowl 120 days 310 310 0
Install seats 140 days 430 430 0
Build luxury boxes 90 days 430 585 155
Install jumbotron 30 days 430 665 235
Stadium infrastructure 120 days 430 555 125
Construct steel canopy 75 days 570 570 0
Light Installation 30 days 645 645 0
Build roof supports 90 days 310 315 5
Construct roof 180 days 400 405 5
Install roof tracks 90 days 400 495 95
Install roof tracks 90 days 580 585 5
Inspection 20 days 675 675 0
Table 1: Slack calculation for all tasks
Table 2 below shows the project tasks with the highest slack.
Task ID Task Slack
3 Demolish building 210
4 Set up construction site 525
8 Install playing field 275
11 Build luxury boxes 155
12 Install jumbotron 235
13 Stadium infrastructure 125
18 Install roof tracks 95
Table 2: Tasks with the highest slack
Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
The top three activities selected that nay have an impact on the project completion date are:
1. Task 2: Clear stadium site
2. Task 5: Drive support piling
3. Task 6: Pour lower concrete bowl
The reason for selecting this task is that they have zero slack and hence are critical path tasks. Any delay in these activities will lead to delays in other tasks and in turn affecting the project completion date.
What additional activities you would add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?
In order to make the project more complete I would include a project-planning phase. Project planning is one of the most critical steps in any project. During the planning phase, the project charter and objectives will be identified. Furthermore, the project needs assessment will be carried out during this stage in order to identify what the project needs to accomplish. The planning stage will also involve developing the project plan and budgeting. Lastly, during this stage the project sponsor needs to approve the project plan, charter, objectives, and budget.

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