Zuma Project

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For Part B of the MS Project Assignment, complete the Zuma Project - Parts 3, 4, 5 and 6 described at the end of your textbook (pp.630-634).
Answer the questions, following the directions below, and submit your MS Project files in the dropbox. Use the following coding for your filenames - start with your initials, such as XYEM660ZumaP3.mpp. Submit answers to the questions as an MS Word file, with a file name starting with your initials, such as XYEM660ZumaPB.doc. Also save your work to disk as a backup record.
Note: Additional tutorials with video files on how to work with MS Project are given in the Student CD that came with your textbook and are also on the publisher’s website. Worth watching!
Part 3 (20 pts.)
3.0 Top management is
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(Q#1) How much is the project estimated to cost? (1 pt.)
4.1.2. (Q#2) What activity is estimated to cost the most to complete? (1 pt.)
4.1.3. (Q#3) What resource commands the greatest total cost? (1 pt.)
4.1.4. (Q#4) During which month of the project are the highest and lowest costs expected to occur? What are those costs? (1 pt.)
4.1.5. (Q#5) What likely costs are not contained in this budget? Include a table containing the estimated costs for each activity and a cash flow schedule for each month of the project. (4 pts.)
Part 5 (14 pts.)
5.0 Today’s date is August 16, 2008. Table A2.8 summarizes the information regarding activities accomplished to date. Robin Lane has requested a written status report for the Blue Zuma project. Enter August 15 as the status report date since you are preparing your report on the 16th.Save your project file as XYEM660ZumaP5.mpp (5 pts.)
5.1. Your status report should include a table containing the PV, EV, AC, BAC, EAC, SV, CV, and CPI for each activity and the whole project. The report (see example report on p.474) should also address the following questions. Save your report as XYEM660ZumaReport.doc (8 pts.)
a. How is the project progressing in terms of cost and schedule? (1 pt.)
b. What activities have gone well? What activities have not gone well? (1 pt.)
c. What do the PCIB and PCIC indicate in terms of how much of the project has been


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