Use MS Project or a similar project management software package (such as ProjectLibre or OpenProj) to create a project plan. Take a snapshot of your results and cut/past a picture into this document. You may need to scale your picture to make sure the tasks list and Gantt chart fits on a page. This is an individual assignment, no group submissions will be accepted. Copies of other students’ work will not be accepted.Problem #1 (20 points) Joe and Noël just got engaged. Seeing as they are both business major students, they thought that they’d try to plan out their wedding preparation as a project. Here’s the WBS they’ve determined is necessary for a simple but elegant wedding. Assume all durations are deterministic, and use project management software to create a project plan. Activities occur on business days and non-holidays only, each working day is 8 hours of working time. Task ID Task Name Duration Predecessor 1 Begin Wedding Planning (milestone) 0 days — 2 Select Site&Date 3 wks 1 3 Hire Officiant 1 wk 2 4 Hire Caterers 2 wks 1 5 Pick Menu 4 days 4 6 Order Invitations 2 wks 2,5 7 Sent Invitations to Guests 1 wk 6 8 Collect RSVPs 6 wks 7 9 Tell Caterer headcount & Order food 1 wk 8 10 Shop for Wedding Gown 4 wks 1 11 Select Bridesmaids Dresses 4 wks 10 12 Bride goes on Diet 6 wks 10 13 Get Wedding Gown altered 2 wks 12 14 Get Bridemaids’ Dresses altered 4 wks 11 15 Order Flowers 2 wks 11 16 Audition Mariachi Bands 3 wks 2 17 Select and Sign on Band 1 wk 16 18 Select Grooms Tux 2 days 10 19 Select Best Man& Usher’s Tuxes 2 days 18 20 Wedding Day (milestone) 0 days ???? Hint: list all activities that are not predecessors to any other activities, comma separated) __ 6 points Create a Microsoft Project plan for this wedding, and add a picture to submission. Please remember, this is an individual assignment.__ 2 points What is the critical path? (i.e. list all critical tasks in chronological order using task id’s): ____________________________________________________________________Hint: Make sure that the option “Calculate Multiple Critical Paths” is checked under File-Options-Advanced. Choose View-Gantt Chart-Tracking Gantt. Go to Format, and check Critical Tasks.__ 2 points Assuming the wedding preparations start on May 1, 2019, when is the Wedding Day? _______ 4 points Does the critical path change if Noël decides she needs two extra weeks for the Bridal Diet?
If so, what would be the new projected Wedding Day? ____________What would be the new critical path? (use task id’s) ________________________________________ 2 points In addition, assume that band auditions take twice as long as expected. Does this affect the critical path – Yes / No? _______________If so, what would be the new projected Wedding Day? ________________________________ 2 points If project completion date is not impacted by band auditions taking twice as long (a condition above), list only the task(s) that is(are) delayed, and by how much. Indicate impacted activity(s) start dates before and after _______________________________ 2 points Including all of the delays above, if they want to get married on a New Year Eve – 12/31/2019, when would they have to start the wedding planning? ___________________