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WBSforaWeddingSpring20241.pdf

Work Breakdown Structure for a Wedding (Individual project)

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Overview

The purpose of this Individual assignment is to develop a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure). NOTE: You will need Microsoft Project for this assignment. Since this will be an introduction to Microsoft Project, the scope of the WBS is relatively small.

Assignment for the Wedding WBS

The scenario is this - Your best friend asked you to help plan a wedding in another city. You have no concern for schedule or budget at the moment, only defining the work that needs to be done for the wedding to start on time and to be successful. There will be up to 100 guests.

As there are different ways to organize a WBS, you should choose one of the patterns below. This WBS can be organized by functions or by physical locations, choose just one. Of course, there are other patterns that could be used but these look like logical choices for this project.

WBS Organized by Location WBS Organized by Function

Outline Level WBS Element

Outline Level WBS Element

0 The wedding project 0 The wedding project

1 Airport arrangements 1 Event programming

1 Guest hotels 1 Guest arrangements

1 Church arrangements 1 Catering

1 Reception arrangements 1 Musical entertainment

1 Wedding outfits 1 Floral displays

1 Going away outfits 1 Wedding outfitting

1 Honeymoon arrangements 1 Transportation

Things to remember:

• First, change the MS-Project default configuration settings, see the Project Configuration Settings section in "Project Tutorials" (Course Resources → Microsoft Project).

• Don't go overboard on details, i.e., do not go deeper than Outline Level 3.

• Even though this is a small project, make sure you have enough details, i.e., enough sub-tasks to show how you will complete the Summary Task deliverable.

• Do indent sub-tasks, see the Adding Tasks to the Schedule section in "Project Tutorials" (Course Resources → Microsoft Project).

• Show the WBS column, see Show the Project WBS Numbers section in "Project Tutorials" (Course Resources → Microsoft Project).

Work Breakdown Structure for a Wedding (Individual project)

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• Follow task naming conventions, see the Week 1 Readings, "How to Build Work Breakdown Structures", and "What NOT to do in a WBS".

o A sub-task should be named using verb, adjective and noun - there is action performed.

o A Summary task should be named using noun / adjective structure (NO VERBS) - it describes what will be delivered instead of what work will be done.

• No blank rows, i.e.,

• Summary tasks and sub-tasks should address only one (not multiple) deliverable (or action).

• Never use full sentences in the Task Name column of the schedule.

IMPORTANT: Submit this file named as "[LastnameFirstname] [Deliverable] Week 1" EXAMPLE: RowleyGarrett WBS Week 1

IMPORTANT - Use Your Name, but no Special Characters in the File Name

Grading Rubric

Criteria 90-100%

Far Above Standards

80-89%

Above Standards

70-79%

Meets Standards

60-69%

Below Standards

< 60%

Well Below Standards

Possible Points

Configuration Settings

Needed for producing consistent results in the project schedule

12 Points

All configuration settings correct

10.7 Points

Missed 1-2 configuration settings

9.5 Points

Missed 3-4 configuration settings

8.3 Points

Missed 4-5 configuration settings

7.1 Points

Missed 5 or more configuration settings

12

WBS Structure

Includes appropriate level of decomposition, uses Project's WBS numbering, requires indenting sub-tasks, and continuous rows

12 Points

Correctly decomposed the schedule to Outline Level 3; Did not leave blank rows in the schedule; Did not manually enter WBS numbers

10.7 Points

Decomposed too little (to Outline Level 2), or too much (to Outline Level 4)

9.5 Points

Over-decomposition (to Outline Level 5)

8.3 Points

Far too much decomposition, beyond Outline Level 5

7.1 Points

No decomposition at all, stopped at Outline Level 1; Left blank rows in the schedule; Manually entered WBS numbers

12

Summary Tasks

Uses a specific naming convention, refers to a single deliverable, does not read like a sentence

18 Points

All Summary Tasks follow the correct naming structure; Summary Tasks do not use full sentences in the Task Name column; Summary Tasks do not encompass multiple deliverables

16 Points

At least two sources are 1-2 Summary Tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 1-2 Summary Tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 1-2 Summary Tasks encompass multiple deliverables (should only be one)

14.2 Points

3-4 Summary Tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 3-4 Summary Tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 3-4 Summary Tasks encompass multiple deliverables (should only be one)

12.4 Points

5-6 Summary Tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 5-6 Summary Tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 5-6 Summary Tasks encompass multiple deliverables (should only be one)

10.6 Points

7 or more Summary Tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 7 or more Summary Tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 7 or more Summary Tasks encompass multiple deliverables (should only be one)

18

Sub-Tasks

Uses a specific naming convention, refers to a single action, does not read like a sentence

18 Points

All sub-tasks follow correct naming structure; Sub-tasks do not use full sentences in the Task Name column; Sub- tasks do not encompass multiple actions

16 Points

1-2 sub-tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 1-2 sub-tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 1-2 sub-tasks encompass multiple actions (should only be one)

14.2 Points

3-4 sub-tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 3-4 sub-tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 3-4 sub-tasks encompass multiple actions (should only be one)

12.4 Points

5-6 sub-tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 5-6 sub-tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 5-6 sub-tasks encompass multiple actions (should only be one)

10.6 Points

7 or more sub-tasks do not follow correct naming structure; 7 or more sub- tasks use full sentences in the Task Name column; 7 or more sub-tasks encompass multiple actions (should only be one)

18