Group Project for PROJ 600 – Thanksgiving dinner party.

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Group Project for PROJ 600– Thanksgiving dinner partyYou will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party at your home on Nov 24 this year. According to thehistorical data, you will roughly have 50 guests (this number could be a bit different, but you need justifyyour number). Today is Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Overall, you have 5 weeks on planning thisproject. You will have to decide who will be invited, what will be on your Thanksgiving menu, what funactivities (games) will be provided to guests (especially kid guests) before the dinner, who needs help ontransportation/accommodation, when will you start cooking/baking (e.g., baking Turkeys), and othernecessities for a Thanksgiving dinner party.Your group will1)Establish the project objectives, and make a list of your assumptions about the project;2)Develop a work breakdown structure;3)Prepare a list of the specific activities that need to be performed to accomplish the projectobjective;4)For each activity, assign the person who will be responsible;5)Create a network diagram that shows the sequence and dependent relationships of all theactivities;6)Estimate the duration for each activity;7)Using a project start time of 0 (today or as you desire) and a required project deadline of May 31(note: you have to calculate the actual project completion time such as 180 days according to yourstart time), calculate the ES, EF, LS, and LF times and total slack for each activity. If your calculationsresult in a project schedule with negative total slack, revise the project scope and activity estimateddurations to arrive at an acceptable baseline schedule for completing the project by the projectdeadline.8)Determine the critical path;9)Use the software to produce a bar chart (Gantt Chart) based on the schedule in item (7).10)Use the responsibility assignments you made in item (4) and the baseline schedule you developed initems (7-8) to develop a resource requirements table (similar to Figure 6.3), for each resource,based on as-soon-as-possible (ASAP) schedule.11)Estimate the cost for each activity using the schedule in items (7-8);12)Determine the total budgeted cost for the project;13)Prepare a budgeted cost by period table (similar to Figure 7.5) and a cumulative budgeted cost(CBC) curve (similar to Figure 7.6) for the project;14)Identify at least four risks that could jeopardize the project;15)Create a risk assessment matrix including a response plan for each of the risks.
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