Discussion Best Practices
For this Discussion you will write an essay to address the
requirements described below. Your essay must be carefully
planned and written using well-constructed sentences and
paragraphs. Make sure that your grammar and spelling are
correct. Points will be awarded for content as well as
composition. Your essay must be a minimum of 1 page in
length with standard 1 inch margins and include the textbook
as a resource. Read this resource from the KU Writing Center
on how to you cite your sources in APA format:
Assignments must be submitted as a Microsoft® Word® document and
as an attachment or in your post to the Unit 8 Discussion
Scenario: You are a consultant with expertise in project
management strategies. Select a possible project management
situation from your current or future professional
experience. As a project management consultant, you are
tasked with developing a project management plan for this
project. Your goal is to maximize the time, resources and
finances associated with the project in the best interests
of the business/company. You will need to write a
professional memo to the business/company owner describing
the management of the project.
Your essay should include:
Create the PERT/CPM activity network for your project
that includes at least five activities and at least
one predecessor activity.
Estimate the optimistic, most likely, and pessimistic
times to then determine an expected time for each
Determine all activities that are on the critical
Identify the slack time (if any) associated with
activities in the project.
Create a Gantt chart to show the project timeline.
Address the following questions in your essay:
What is the overall timeline for this project? What activities are critical for established timeline
of the project?
What activities have flexibility in completion that
would not impact the overall project timeline?
What time, resources and money might be affected by any
changes to activities throughout the project?
What recommendations would you suggest to prioritize
the company’s time, resources and money with regards
to the project?
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