Break Down a Scope Statement - Exercise

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Break Down a Scope Statement - Exercise

Break Down a Scope Statement

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will break the scope statement down into individual tasks and phases for ABC Childcare.

NOTE: If you do not have Microsoft Project, you may use a spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel, to enter in the task items.

  1. Open project-scope/Exercises/ProjectScope_ABC.docx.
  2. Using Microsoft Project or a free online service such as www.FreedCamp.com, create a plan of action based on the scope statement (see table of possible tasks below).
  3. Save the new file and close.
Possible tasks for project.
Task Name Duration Predecessors
Preproject Phase
Client Needs Meeting 1 day
Create Scope Statement 3 days 2
Create the list of team assets 2 days 3
Design Production
Design Research 3 days 4
Create a set of design Mock-ups 2 wks 6
Start Client Iteration Process 3 wks 7
Slice the design 3 days 8
Use CSS to build a page template   2 days 9
Host Environment
Research the host environment 1 day 10
Establish the host environment 2 days 12
Upload and test the site 2 days 13
Confirm Functionality with client 1 day 14
Alter any issues 1 wk 15
Go Live! 0 days 16

Solution:

  1. Open Microsoft Project. Create a new file. File > New > Blank Project.New Project File
  2. Begin to enter the following list of tasks, durations, and predecessors (see table below).
  3. Save the file.Task Table
Task List
Task Name Duration Predecessors
Pre-Project Phase
Client Needs Meeting 1 day
Create Scope Statement 3 days 2
Create the list of team assets 2 days 3
Design Production
Design Research 3 days 4
Create a set of design Mock-ups 2 wks 6
Start Client Iteration Process 3 wks 7
Slice the design 3 days 8
Use CSS to build a page template   2 days 9
Host Environment
Research the host environment 1 day 10
Establish the host environment 2 days 12
Upload and test the site 2 days 13
Confirm Functionality with client 1 day 14
Alter any issues 1 wk 15
Go Live! 0 days 16
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