The work breakdown structure (WBS) that is representative of the project scope, which should include the following:
Products or services
All major tasks should be organized into work packages. A work-package is the lowest level of the WBS.
Creating your WBS in MS Project. Using MS Project, enter all the WBS deliverables/outputs, activities, and tasks into a new MS Project file
Apply the standard PERT estimating formula and calculate the expected estimate (Te) for each activity.
Download and use this table to complete the estimates.
Explain the purpose behind the PERT calculations.
BACKGROUND ABOUT COMPANY
Your organization has just completed the Initiation Process for implementing an Email System Upgrade. It was identified in a recent meeting with management leaders from the Sales, Consulting and IT departments that the current email system is causing significant amount of business interruptions and must be updated immediately. You have been assigned the role of project manager to develop the project schedule and budget. As project manager, you are responsible for implementing and enforcing the project schedule and its estimates, expected costs, and the techniques and methods that will be chosen to execute and control the project. The project is being initiated with the following initial project scope in mind:
There are five email systems currently being used across twelve departments and offices. These will be replaced and consolidated into one email system.
New Email Standards and Protocols will be established and training provided to all departments.
All 2000 current email users will be converted to the new system, and 500 new users that did not have email before will be added.
Users will have both LAN and remote access to email.
Help desk and support infrastructure will be set-up to accommodate the new system.
Equipment will be salvaged.
User PCs will be upgraded to accommodate the new email system.
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