Introduction to Project Management Tools
The purpose of this activity is to expose you to the Microsoft Project tool for the purpose of developing a project plan and Gantt chart for a hypothetical 30-day hobby project of your choice. Examples include building a deck, painting the garage, or planting a vegetable garden. Completing this activity will help to jump-start your successful completion of the project deliverables throughout the course. This activity consists of two parts:
Part 1: Project Introduction or Project Plan You will outline the project specifics, such as its key objectives, scope, functional requirements, technical requirements, and key components.
Part 2: Gantt Chart You will use Microsoft Project to create a Gantt chart for your hobby project. Download Microsoft Project to your computer if you don’t already have it installed and familiarize yourself with its features.
Note: Microsoft Project is available at no cost to Strayer University students. For more information, refer to the left-hand menu option titled “Microsoft Azure for Education.” This information is also available via iCampus.
You are to create or assume all necessary assumptions to successfully complete this activity.
You must submit both parts as separate files to the assignment area. Label each file name according to the appropriate part.
Instructions Part 1: Project Introduction or Project Plan
Write a 3–5 page document in which you:
1. Document the hobby project’s key objectives and scope.
2. Develop the hobby project’s functional and technical requirements.
3. Design the hobby project’s components, including size, shape, and quality
4. Implement the project according to the chosen design and components.
Part 2: Gantt Chart
Use Microsoft Project to create a Gantt chart in which you: Identify the major and minor tasks, illustrating dependency relationships between activities.