case Study #1 – Due
Case Study 1. Picnic Case (15% of overall grade) (Individual)
This case requires students to use a project management and scheduling software application.
NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations with regard to proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. (Students are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only).
Required Elements to include in the Case Study:
- Complete the Picnic case study following the tasks provided.
Required Formatting of Case Study:
- Students are expected to use Project Libre for this assignment;
- Students may also use an alternative project management software application with the faculty member’s approval.
- Third person writing is required. Third person means that there are no words such as “I, me, my, we, or us” (first person writing), nor is there use of “you or your” (second person writing). If uncertain how to write in the third person, view this link: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/first-second-and-third-person.
- Contractions are not used in business writing, so you are expected NOT to use contractions in writing this assignment.
- The expectation is that you provide a robust use of the course readings. No other books besides the course eBook can be used. When using a source document, the expectation is that the information is cited and referenced with a page or paragraph number.
- Post your completed materials in the Assignment Folder.
Picnic Case Study:
You have decided to celebrate that your 20 member project team has reached a major milestone. You have decided to have a picnic for the team members and their families on Saturday, July 21.
- Write a scope statement to include the reasonable parameters for the picnic (location requirements, numbers of people, entertainment, menu, etc.). This should include the purpose and desired outcomes for the event. It should include the estimated travel (not longer than regular commute) distances for all participants, based on potential requirements of attendees
- Determine the potential population for the picnic and a list of stakeholders.
- Estimate the food, drink requirements for the picnic.
- Create a WBS for the picnic to at least level 3
- Using the work packages from your WBS, create a network diagram for your picnic. Include the associated logistics
- Estimate all the resources for each of the activities on your network diagram
- Create a schedule estimating the total time to complete your plan, all logistics, the picnic and any required cleanup.
- Create a budget for the picnic based on your network diagram
- Create a risk register for the picnic which includes determination of the risk trigger and suitable risk response for each risk.
- Based on the risk register you have created, update your scope, schedule and cost baselines to include risk contingencies.