IT 328 IT328 Milestone Six / Project Management in Information Technology
IT 328: Milestone Six Guidelines and Rubric
Prompt:Using Microsoft Project 2013, build a work breakdown structure (WBS) for your chosen final project scenario.In this phase, you need to use the skills you have learned to determine the WBS for your project. Start with the top-level goal of your projectand then start breaking it down into various parts. Rememberthat at this point you do not have to know all the technical details, but you do need to determine what must be done. If you know that you need a web server, this will need to be a task, even if you have never set one up. And that task can be broken down into more tasks, such as “price web server,” “purchase web server,” “install web server,” and so on. Use any method you like to start breaking down your project. Feel free to use the discussion forums to ask your peers for opinions on specific task breakdown points.
Once you have started to break down your tasks, you will need to place those tasks into a Microsoft Project file. Start up Microsoft Project 2013 and start a new project. The main view you should see will be the task list. For this milestone, the focus will be on the Task Name column. You will need to add your tasks for your WBS to this area. One of the key parts of this WBS is the project feature to “indent”a task. On the first line you should place your main task (all other tasks will be subtasks of the main task). Add your next task on the next line and use the Indent Task button to indent that task. When you do, a small triangle should appear on the main task that will allow you to expand or collapse the task list. Continue adding tasks and subtasks for your scenario in this manner. You should have at least three levels of tasks. Create subtasks only when you have at least two subtasks for a given task. How many total tasks should you have? You should have enough to make it clear to a viewer what all the tasks are that need to take place to complete your project. These tasks should be broken down in a logical manner—by location, department, function, type, or anything else that fits with your project.
Requirements of Submission: This milestone submission should be completed using Microsoft Project and should consist of a task list in a Project file.
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