This assignment allows you to develop your skills in planning a project, particularly schedulingthe work and resources
required to achieve a project objective. It also requires you to applyproject management software to aid the planning,
optimising and reporting of your project.
You are to compile a schedule utilising MS-Project* to plan and manage this project. You will also be required to
analyse and maintain that schedule.
You will be assessed on your ability to display an understanding of project scheduling and you are expected to be able to
apply the software to a degree that enables you to record and display appropriate project data to support your responses.
Advanced skillswith MS-Project are not required but clear presentation of your plans is essential.
You live and work in Perth, Western Australia with your partner/spouse and 2 sub-teen children. You and your family have
(and travel on) Australian passports. You work as an executive responsible for the delivery of projects for a large
Because of your unique and advanced expertise in your area of work, you have been invited to present a keynote paper on
the first day of asignificant 3-day international,annual project management conference held, this year, in Monaco on 6th
to 8th April 2015. Your employer has generously offered to support this honour by providing financial assistanceforyour
travel and accommodation costs for attending the conference, however you will need to use your annual leave and arrange
your own accommodation and travel.
As your family has long been considering an overseas holiday, you elect to accept the invitation as conference speakerand
take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate a visit to Europe. In a family meeting, you agree that, to experience
Europe, this should be for 3-weeks and to spend at least 5 days in 3 or more countries (including Monaco) and you proceed
to plan your holiday. You also elect to attend the full 3-day conference (although the other members of your family have
no interest in this) as your speaker’s invitation includes free conference registration.
You have at least 5 weeks accumulated leave owing and your application for 3 weeks is granted for this trip, however your
work commitments are such that you cannot leave Perth until after an all-day industrial relations meeting that you are
required to attend in Perthon 26th March 2015.
A. Create a project schedule: (40marks)
1. (20 marks) Develop awork breakdown structure (WBS)for this project.
You can develop this WBS to whatever level of detail you need, however project reports in this assignment should show 50
to 75items (ie.between 50 and 75 lines in the WBS of any report- Note that this is not a restriction on the level of
detail for your planning but it is a restriction on the level of detail of your reports).
2. (20 marks) Based on your WBS for the project, estimate the durations and resources for the activities that will
be required to achieve the project objectives.
Provide a Gantt Chart showing the dependencies between the activitiesthat comprise your project schedule.