FOR ARCADIUS…Duration Estimate and Network Diagram

This Assignment consists of two parts.

 

Part One
: Build a duration estimate using Excel®.

 

Part Two
: Develop a network diagram based on the primary tasks and a Gantt (Bar) chart for a schedule, using MS Excel, MS Word, or MS Project.

AssignmentGrading Rubric

Course: IT301 Unit: 3 Points: 55

Copyright Kaplan University

Unit 3 Assignment: Duration Estimate and Network Diagram

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

Unit Outcomes:

 Develop a project schedule using spreadsheet techniques and scheduling tools

Course Outcomes:

IT301-1: Select appropriate project management practices, tools and methodologies for a given
project.

IT301-2: Create a project plan.

Duration Estimate and Network Diagram

Assignment Instructions:

Your Assignment consists of two parts:

Part One:

Using the W ork Breakdown Structure at tracked level (in Appendix WT of the Gauchito file (pp. 19–

21) as an example, start with the W BS you created for your Unit 2 Assignment (home-improvement,
gardening, website creation, corporate office move, family vacation, or wedding) and build a duration
estimate using Excel. Use the Generic Excel W orkbook as your guide for an example. Go to Doc

Sharing to view the Generic Excel W orkbook and the Gauchito Project Plan Final files. Remember to
cross-check yourself against the grading rubric to ensure you address each and every grading
criterion.

Part Two:

Using what you have developed for your Unit 3, Part 1 Assignment duration estimate (which is based
on the W BS you created for your Unit 2 Assignment), complete the Assignment for Part 2 by
developing a network diagram based on the primary tasks and a Gantt (Bar) chart for a schedule,

using either MS Excel, MS W ord, or MS Project. Use the Generic Rocket Project W orkbook in Doc
Sharing as your guide and Appendix W G: W BS Milestone Gantt (pp. 22–25) and the Gauchito
Network diagram (p. 39) for your examples. Remember to cross-check yourself against the grading

rubric to ensure you address each and every grading criterion.

Directions for Submitting your Assignment

Compose your Assignment in the appropriate document and save it as Username-IT301 Assignment-
Unit# (Example: TAllen- IT301_Assignment-Unit3 ). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 3:

Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 3. Provide a zip file if appropriate.

Assignment Grading Rubric

Course: IT301 Unit: 3 Points: 55

Copyright Kaplan University

Assignment Requirements

Written work should be free of spelling, grammar, and APA errors. Points deducted from the grade for
each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.

Please be sure to download the file “W riting Center Resources” from Doc Sharing to assist you with
meeting APA expectations.

Review the grading rubric before beginning this activity.

Assignment 3 grading rubric = 55 points

Assignment Requirements

Points

Possible

Points

Earned

1. Durations reflect Task totals that match with deliverables. (Duration
Estimate)

0–5

2. Sub-Task totals are properly calculated.(Duration

Estimate)

0–5

3. W ork Packages total to Sub-Tasks correctly. (Duration Estimate)

0–5

4. The Levels of Effort reflect effort correctly. (Duration Estimate)

0–5

5. Skill-Sets are totaled correctly. (Duration Estimate)

0–5

6. The duration total matches the total of all skill-sets. (Duration

Estimate)

0–5

7. There is a schematic display of the logical relationships among the
project schedule activities. (Network Diagram)

0–5

8. The Network Diagram is drawn from left to right to reflect project
work chronology. (Network Diagram)

0–5

9. The Network Diagram reflects either the Precedence Diagram

Method or the Arrow Diagram Method. (Network Diagram)

0–5

10. The Resource Leveled Project Schedule is calculated. (Schedule-
Gantt Chart)

0–5

11. The time based depiction of the major tasks is reflective of the

network diagram. (Schedule-Gantt Chart)

0–5

Assignment Grading Rubric

Course: IT301 Unit: 3 Points: 55

Copyright Kaplan University

Total (Sum of all points)

0–55

Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors. Plagiarism
is totally unacceptable.

Adjusted total points

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