Recent Question/Assignment

Assessment 3: Case Study
Due date: Week 10
Group/individual: Individual
Word count/Time provided: 2000 words
Weighting: 40%
Unit Learning Outcomes: ULO-1, ULO-2, ULO-3, ULO-4 and ULO-5
Assessment 3 Detail
Answer all questions in the following scenarios and write your answers in a report.
Q1. You have been hired by lnnovative Solutions to plan the development of a web site for Sydney Flowers (SF). They have decided to set it up on a local server and some of the test team need operational
training. You have identified the major task headings, durations and dependencies as shown in the table below. Everyone will be working 5-day weeks.
a. Draw a network diagram showing all the tasks and their dependencies (abbreviate their names if necessary). Arrange the tasks to achieve the shortest time to complete the project and determine the number of weeks it will take to complete the project. (20 marks)
b. Calculate the slack or float time for each activity, on the understanding that many tasks can be run in parallel if dependencies permit (6 marks)
c. Finally, list the task numbers that form the critical path. (4 marks)
Task Duration Depends On
A. Proposal sign-off 0 days
B. Detailed Requirement Analysis 3 days A
C. Hardware and Software analysis 1day B
D. Develop Website 10 days B
E. Acquire and setup Hardware and Software 5 days C
F. Server Administrator trained 3 days B
G. Web system loaded onto server 3 days D, E
H. Test Website 1 day G
I. Evaluate Training requirements 4 days F, H
J. Develop Training documents 3 days I
K. Database created on server 5 days E, H
L. Test Database 1 day K
M. Train KF employees 4 days J, L
N. Data Migration 5 days L, M
O. User Acceptance Testing 2 days F, N
P. Approval to go live 0 days O
Q2. Given the following information for a one-year project, answer the following questions. Recall that PV is the planned value, EV is the earned value, AC is the actual cost, and BAC is the budget at completion.
PV = $73,000
EV = $70,000
AC = $75,000
BAC = $170,000
a. What is the cost variance, schedule variance, cost performance index (CPI), and schedule performance index (SPI) for the project? (12 marks)
b. How is the project doing? Is it ahead of schedule or behind schedule? Is it under budget
or over budget? (6 marks)
c. Use the CPI to calculate the estimate at completion (EAC) for this project. Is the project
performing better or worse than planned? (6 marks)
d. Use the SPI to estimate how long it will take to finish this project. Is the project performing better or
worse than planned? (6 marks)
Q3. Instructions: Read the following Case Study carefully, then answer all the questions below under the heading Section C Questions.
Background
You have been asked to prepare a Project Proposal for a restaurant, who wish to extend their current operation by adding a page to their existing web site. They wish to set up an online ordering system for Takeaway Orders, which will be a scrolling menu and a “Chat” window on the same screen. They will also require a new PC at the shop’s takeaway counter with a new broadband link to the internet.
The idea is that the customer will send their requests via the chat window. The shop’s counter person will respond with any required requests for extra information and agree a pick-up time. From then on, the order will follow the normal process for takeaway orders.
In addition, the broadband link will be used by the Waiters in the main Restaurant reception (on an existing PC), to receive emails from that existing feature on the web page. These emails are mostly requests for Table Bookings, which can then be confirmed by return email.
Standard IT Project activities must happen.
a. Create a table listing at least five Objectives (in business terms) for this project as you would word them in the Project Proposal/Charter. (10 marks)
b. Develop work breakdown structure (WBS) of the case project featuring 3-5 levels and 10-20 boxes. (10 marks)
c. Create a Chart or Table, listing all of the major tasks, in sequence, and show all dependencies. (20 marks)
Assessments 3 Marking Criteria and Rubric
The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 40% of the total unit mark. The marking criteria and rubric are shown on the following page.
Assessment 3 Marking Criteria and Rubric
Marking Criteria Not Satisfactory (0-49% of the criterion mark) Satisfactory
(50-64% of the criterion mark) Good
(65-74% of the criterion mark) Very Good
(75-84% of the criterion mark) Excellent
(85-100% of the criterion mark)
Q1- Concise and complete answer displaying sufficient
knowledge and understanding with relevant information to the question in context. (24 marks) Inadequate understanding of relevant information to the question in context. Basic knowledge only of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Displays exceptional understanding of concepts and their practical application of relevant information to the question in context.
Q1- Writing and
Presentation (4 marks) - Evidence of good academic writing; - Free of any grammatical errors; using correct sentence structure; applying an extensive range of vocabulary; - Proper introduction and conclusion. Consistent formatting with suitable headings and sub-headings - Consistent use of labels, highlights, font weight and underline Inadequate Writing and
Presentation skills
Basic
Writing and Presentation skills
Exhibits breadth and depth Writing and
Presentation skills
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and
depth of Writing and
Presentation skills
Displays
Exceptional Writing and
Presentation skills
Q1- Referencing (2 marks) - Comprehensive Reference list - Appropriate
Referencing using Harvard guidelines Inadequate understanding of Referencing Basic knowledge
only of Referencing
Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of developing and using Referencing Displays
Exceptional understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Q2- Concise and complete answer displaying sufficient
knowledge and understanding with relevant information to the question in context. (24 marks) Inadequate understanding of relevant information to the question in context. Basic knowledge only of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Displays exceptional understanding of concepts and their practical application of relevant information to the question in context.
Q2- Writing and
Presentation (4 marks) - Evidence of good academic writing; - Free of any grammatical errors; using correct sentence structure; applying an extensive range of vocabulary; - Proper introduction and conclusion. Consistent formatting with suitable headings and sub-headings - Consistent use of labels, highlights, font weight and underline Inadequate Writing and
Presentation skills
Basic
Writing and Presentation skills
Exhibits breadth and depth Writing and
Presentation skills
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and
depth of Writing and
Presentation skills
Displays
Exceptional Writing and
Presentation skills
Q2- Referencing (2 marks) - Comprehensive Reference list - Appropriate
Referencing using Harvard guidelines Inadequate understanding of Referencing Basic knowledge
only of Referencing
Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Displays
Exceptional understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Q3- Concise and complete answer displaying sufficient
knowledge and understanding with relevant information to the question in context. (32 marks) Inadequate understanding of relevant information to the question in context. Basic knowledge only of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of relevant information to the question in context. Displays exceptional understanding of concepts and their practical application of relevant information to the question in context.
Q3- Writing and
Presentation (5 marks) - Evidence of good academic writing; - Free of any grammatical errors; using correct sentence structure; applying an extensive range of vocabulary; - Proper introduction and conclusion. Consistent formatting with suitable headings and sub-headings - Consistent use of labels, highlights, font weight and underline Inadequate Writing and
Presentation skills
Basic
Writing and Presentation skills
Exhibits breadth and depth Writing and
Presentation skills
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and
depth of Writing and
Presentation skills
Displays
Exceptional Writing and
Presentation skills
Q3- Referencing (3 marks) - Comprehensive Reference list - Appropriate
Referencing using Harvard guidelines Inadequate understanding of Referencing Basic knowledge
only of Referencing
Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of developing
and using Referencing
Displays
Exceptional understanding of developing
and using Referencing