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Project Management for BMS Software Development

   

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Table of Contents
WEEK 4...........................................................................................................................................1
WEEK 5...........................................................................................................................................4
WEEK 6...........................................................................................................................................6
WEEK 7...........................................................................................................................................7
WEEK 8...........................................................................................................................................9
WEEK 9.........................................................................................................................................10
WEEK 10.......................................................................................................................................12
WEEK 11.......................................................................................................................................14
WEEK 12.......................................................................................................................................17
REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................18
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WEEK 4
Project management is simply regarded as the application of necessary tools, techniques,
skills and knowledge that will facilitate the project planner to achieve the set of decided project
goals and objectives. PM is a disciplined system of initiation, planning, implementation,
monitoring, controlling & closure phases (Gao, Chen and Shi, 2017). There are various kinds of
projects that are carry out by different project planners such as construction work, technological
project i.e. new software development & installation etc. Every project suits different
methodology such as agile, PRINCE2 and other. In today’s period, technological advancement
and up gradation shows a faster changes so as to foster competitiveness and smoothen regular
operations. Therefore, in the current project, it is decided to design and install new software
(Building Management system, BMS). It is a computerized technological system which can be
installed in the buildings so as to keep track over the building functioning i.e. ventilation, power
system, security, fire system and many others. The system integrates both software and hardware
through protocols C-bus, Profibus etc (Oti and et.al., 2016). The new software will facilitate the
building managers to implement a strong security system comprising access control, fire
security, CCTV camera, illumination, elevators, lifts, \alarm monitoring, control panel and
motion detectors. With the help of such automotive system, building’s internal environment can
be effectively controlled and assure efficient energy consumption.
Goal: The goal to develop BMS software is to establish sound internal operational control of the
building along with effective safety and security.
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The planned project will derive the benefits of sound control management, effective
monitoring over energy consumption, boost staff productivity, save time and many others. Being
an integrated platform, managers can also obtain automatically summarized reports and monitor
the usage of electricity, water and others so as to achieve the objectives of energy efficiency and
satisfy all building occupants.
Gantt chart/Precedence diagram
It is a visualized presentation of the starting as well as ending date of each and every
activity decided. It is one of the powerful project management tools that illustrates all the
activities along with the suitable time scale and reflect clearly the relationship among various
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planned activities (Heagney, 2016). The project is useful for tracking schedules and also presents
predecessor activity which needs to be completed prior before the current task.
Critical path
It represents the sequential tasks or stages so as to find out the minimum project duration
that the project will definitely take to complete. It is the longest time period but indicates
minimum possible duration in which entire project of BMS installation will be complete.
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Critical path duration (CPD): Activities E + J + K + L + M
= 2 +4 + 4 + 2 + 5
= 17 days
The project will take the duration of 17 days to complete. All the tasks fall in critical path
have zero slack or float therefore; project manager must overlook all theses so as to assure that
these activities are not delayed.
WEEK 5
Estimating methods: Cost estimation is the process to determine the probable sum of
expenditure that the new software development project will incur. Budget is simply a procedure
of anticipating the expected cost to each activity or human resources required for the given
project. The key goal of budget creation is to determine probable cost so that financial plan can
be designed accordingly (Oti and et.al., 2016). Cost baseline also facilitates managers in right
resource allocation, monitor actual performance against set targets and implement sound cost
control mechanism.
Items Amount
Project manager 2000
Team members 1200
Developers 1500
Software license 2500
Software development 2000
Purchase hardware 1200
Server 1000
Networking 700
Cost of training 900
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