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?

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)

  1. 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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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 my assignment 2 project:


Pre- Clean Bulk Shims

Summary: Shim prep for 2015 was $984.00 onaverage per part, with total 2015 cost add of $88,985. The current manufacturing process does not provide alean process in order to it part cost targets.

Key Customers & Key Stakeholders: Our key customers in this project are Boeing and Peeples, with key stake holders being the Business Leader and Plant Leader.

The project goal is to modify current manufacturing process to decrease cost. The scope of this project is to reduce DL hours’ non-value add process, and to purchase shims for less than the cost of cleaning.

Current process entails that two PA’s hand clean both .005 and .010 shims (140pieces per case), average hours per PA is six hours (total of 12 hours or $1,560 per engine), and yearly spend in hours and labor respectively; $1,560 hours and $202,800.

This project provides an opportunity to reduce $984 in cost per case (1B & 2B), increase capacity, 1560 hours of ergonomic reduction, and consistency in quality/cleanliness.

Below you will find the projects steps as follows:

  • Evaluate current cost
  • RFQ 3 suppliers
  • Place order for testing’s
  • Run 3 cases
  • Place bulk order of shims
  • Set-up Kan Ban
  • Change process planning
  • Implementation with PA’s


This project will allow for on-time delivery of hardware to the customer, it will eliminate nonproductive waste out of the manufacturing process and allow the team to hit projected cost targets with the diminutions of nonproductive time it will allow for more focus onto core value processes.

In order to improve the current process, the shims are now purchased from an outside vendor already prepped. This opens up capacity for the employees and also reduced time and cost. This operation was removed from the process and converted to a Kan Ban pull system for the shims.


One of the biggest challenges was finding a vendor that would supply the amount of shims needed, and the second biggest challenge was getting the team’s buy-in

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