Overview The purpose of this activity is to expose you

 Overview

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 HOME HOBBY project of your choice. Examples include building a deck, painting the garage, or planting a vegetable garden. This activity consists of two parts:

Part 1: Project Introduction, or Project Plan

You will write a 3–5-page document outlining the project specifics, such as its key objectives and scope, functional and technical requirements, key components, etc.

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.

  • You are to create or assume all necessary assumptions to successfully complete this activity.

Instructions

Part 1: Project Introduction or Project Plan

Write a 3–5-page project plan 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 identifying the major and minor tasks, illustrating dependency relationships between activities.

Formatting

  • The preferred method is for the project plan portion of your activity to be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
  • You are not required to include a source list page for this introductory activity. You will, however, be responsible for citing sources and including a source list page for all of the course project deliverables.

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