Section A: Defining a Project Plan
As the main stakeholder, ITS holds the ultimate responsibility of this project. The management has assigned the following internal staff to form a project team for the IBIS project.
Your team drafted the initial list of activities in Table 3.
|Table 3: Activity List for Interactive Bus Information System (IBIS) Project|
|Activity Number||Description||Prede-cessors||Duration (days)|
|2||Assemble project team and subcontractor||3|
|3||Study user requirement||2||15|
|4||Design application software||3||18|
|6||Purchase network equipment||3||10|
|10||Electrical cabling work||9||5|
|11||Lay Network Cables||10||3|
|12||Install network equipment||6,11||2|
|14||Install Application software||4,13||2|
|15||Application software testing||14||3|
|16||Overall System Testing||15||5|
|18||Prepare system documentation||16||3|
You are required to:
Develop a Gantt Chart for the project based on Table 3: Activity List for IBIS Project. You shall show the columns for Activities, Duration, Start Date, Finish Date and Predecessor and the Gantt Chart.
Determine the project duration, completion date and list the activities on the critical path.
Note: There is no need to group the activities by WBS in developing this Gantt Chart. You are to use Microsoft Project to work out and present the Gantt Chart. Any other format presented will results in mark reduction. You have to show the Gantt Chart on the report instead of referring the marker to an embedded file.
Section B: Managing Project Risk
Note: For ease of presentation, use landscape mode for your answer
(a) Evaluatethree (3) potential risks, one from each category of: External, Organisational and Project Management, by designing a Risk Assessment Matrix. You shall present your answer in the format of Table 4 shown below.
Use rating of 0 to 5 for Likelihood, Impact and Detection Difficulty.
Likelihood: 0 – Not likely to happen at all; 5 – very likely to happen
Impact: 0- No impact on project; 5 – very high impact on project
Detection Difficulty – 0 – very easy to be detected; 5 – impossible to be detected.
|Table 4: Risk Assessment Matrix|
|Risk (Category stated. You have to describe the risk)||Con-sequence||Like-lihood (L)||Impact (I)||Detect
|Risk Value, R=LxIxD||Comment on the risk and its risk value|
You shall present your answer in the format of Table 5
|Table 5: Risk Response Plan Risk identified in Q 7(a)||Response||Contingency Plan||Tigger||Who is responsible|
|External: Risk 1|
|Organisational: Risk 2|
|Project Management: Risk 3|
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