In this week’s assignment you develop both the WBS and Gantt chart for a fictitious organization. The Manage Your Health, Inc (MYH) scenario will be used in the weekly assignments for the rest of the course.
Review the Manage Your Health Scenario and follow the directions below for completing a WBS and Gantt chart.
Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) for the project. Break down the work to Level 3 or Level 4, as appropriate. Use the Work Breakdown Structure example in this text as a guide, and the “WBS and Gantt Template” below to create your own. The WBS should be based on the information that would be in a project scope of this scenario. You can review your project plan from Week 1.
Change the Phases, Categories, Tasks, and Dates on the template. Make it your own and applicable to your project.
Week 2 – WBS and Gantt Template.xlsx
Create a Gantt chart using the WBS you developed with Microsoft Excel or another software of your choice. At the minimum, your WBS needs to have a Start and End date for each task, in order for you to create a Gantt chart. Tasks should happen sequentially, but some can happen at the same time (or at least start at the same time). Additional columns with added information like Task Owner (who is the person/team responsible for this task?), Cost, and so on, are optional.
A proper WBS is worth up to 50 points, and a matching Gantt Chart, with one line for each task in the WBS, is also worth up to 50. If you leave either one out, you will lose 50 points, which is equivalent to half a letter grade on your Final Grade for the course. The more detailed and realistic you make the WBS and Gantt, the better. Minimal work = Minimal grade.
Submit TWO deliverables: the WBS and Gantt Chart as one document (as per the WBS-Gantt template), WBS on the left, and Gantt on the right of it, showing when each task on the WBS takes place. Like the example above. Each task on the WBS has a line on the Gantt.