- Create the work breakdown structure (WBS) hierarchical chart for the Getta Byte project using the information learned in the Week 4 Getta Byte WBS and Schedule video. Remember that the WBS starts with the project name at the highest level. The lower levels have the work package required to complete those deliverables. Review the Canvas Week 4 Lesson, the Contemporary Project Management textbook, and the PMBOK® Guide for some suggestions on how to create a WBS hierarchical chart.
- Create the project schedule using Microsoft Project with the information provided in the Week 4 Getta Byte WBS and Schedule video. Complete the following steps.
a. In the Task Name column enter the Project Name, Milestones, and Task Names. As you develop the task list, make sure to use verb-object task names (i.e., develop software).
b. In the Duration column enter the duration only for the tasks. Be sure to use consistent unit such as hours or days for all tasks. The milestones and project duration will be automatically calculated by MS Project.
c. In the Predecessor column enter the task dependencies that is the predecessor relationship.
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