Week 1 Project Guidelines – Charter
For this Course Project, you may choose a project that is of interest to you, or you may choose one to assist you in your senior project. When selecting a project, avoid picking one that is either too big or too small. For example, do not decide to build a new stadium for your local sports team (too big) or to plant your summer garden (too small). Projects may vary from a few hundred thousand dollars to a few million dollars. Projects should last somewhere between 6 months and 2 years. Be sure your selection is an actual project and not routine work. Pick a project you have some experience and familiarity. Do not pick a topic, such as a construction project, unless you understand construction well.
I suggest you negotiate with your instructor this week until the two of you agree on a reasonable project for this Course Project. Do not begin work on a project charter until the instructor has approved your project idea. Good luck and have fun!
Some successful project ideas.
- The opening of a coffee shop
- An open house for a local social service agency
- A meditation pool and platform
- A redevelopment of a local playground
- Design and installation of a computer network for a small business
- Software development project
- A project to build a house is NOT acceptable
Instructions: Project Charter
Using the project that you chose, create a Project Charter using the Project Charter Template listed in the Templates section.
Week 2 Project Guidelines – Scope Statement and WBS
Congratulations, your project charter was approved by management or the project’s customer. It is now time to write the project scope statement. This week’s lecture will be of great help in creating this document. Please read the lecture before starting this assignment.
Project Scope Statement
Using the information established in the project charter and additional research, create the Project Scope Statement using the template provided in the Week 2 Lesson.
Following the sample from the Project Templates above, create a WBS for your Project.
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- Attachment 2
- Attachment 3