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You are a project manager in the IT department of a company.

You have been asked to develop a customised software application for the sales department of your company. You have already gathered the requirements, documented the specifications, and developed a project schedule. The head of the sales department wants the user interface of the software to be generated early in the project so that she can provide feedback that will enable you to make adjustments to the user interface. After seeing the user interface, the head of the sales department suggests a number of changes and some new features to be added to the software. On the basis of the project information, complete the following tasks: 1. Construct a project schedule to determine the overall cost of and time for the project. 2. Identify the finish date. 3. Calculate the total cost. 4. scribe the process that was followed to review and approve the change request. 5. Identify the new finish date after the approval of changes. 6. Calculate the new total cost after the approval of changes. Use the following information for arriving at your answers: Tas k# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Description Gather requirements Write use cases Get client approval Write specifications Create high-level design Create detailed design and schedule Create user interface Get client feedback Create database Write support modules Unit test support modules Write high-level functions Unit test high-level functions Integration testing Acceptance testing

Duration 10 days 5 days 2 days 5 days 5 days 5 days 15 days 1 day 5 days 30 days 5 days 45 days 10 days 5 days 5 days

Predecessor

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 6 10 6 12 13,11 14,8

Required resources are as follows:

Tasks Gather requirements Write use cases Get client approval Write specifications Create a high-level design Create a detailed design and schedule Create a user interface Get client feedback Create a database Write support modules Perform a unit test of support modules Write high-level functions Perform a unit test of high-level functions Perform integration testing Perform acceptance testing Resource hourly rates (in /hour) are:

Required resources Product manager and project manager Project manager and product manager Product manager Project manager System architect System architect and project manager User interface programmer Project manager and user interface programmer Database programmer Coder Coder Programmer Programmer System architect, programmer, and coder Project manager and system architect

Resource Project manager Product manager System architect User interface programmer Database programmer Programmer Coder

Hourl y Rate 45.00 40.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 30.00 25.00

The start date for the project is 12 October. All Saturdays and Sundays are nonworking days. Calculate the Saturdays and Sundays on the basis of the current calendar year. Additionally, the following are non-working days:

30 November 25 December 28 December 1 January 4 January 17 March 2 April 5 April 3 May 31 May 12 July At the close of the client feedback session (task 8), the head of the sales department wants some changes to be made, and as such, makes a formal change request that day. It takes 14 working days for the change request to be approved. An analysis of the impact of the change reveals the following: Changes to the database module will require 5 days. Testing of the new database module will take 5 days following the changes. Changes to the support modules will require 7 additional days of work. Changes to the high-level functions will require 10 additional days of work.