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BUSA 428 Fall 2020 Project Management
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BUSA 428 Course Project
 
 
 
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COURSE PROJECT GOAL (IE)
Identification of Problems/Tasks:
– Understand the problems presented – Provide appropriate information with associated objective evidence
Analysis:
– Evaluate and provide relevant impact of the problems presented – Provide responses using information from quantitative measures as derived from
software tool results
Solutions and Recommendations:
– Provide solution to task/problems presented along with any associated action plans
 
PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS
Use the project response Word document posted in doc sharing and begin to respond to all
questions
Be sure and address each question/request in detail providing emphasis on project objectives
All graphs/charts/tables are to be produced in the native format (excel, project, etc.) and
then copied into the response area of the Management Word document
Major Submission Requirement: Post BOTH the Management Word document with all
responses/graphs/charts/tables AND the objective evidence (the native documents from where
you copied the charts/graphs/tables)
 
Project Due Date: 30 November 2020
 
GRADING CRITERIA
Cover all points in the response. Use the Word document posted as the template for all
responses and task work. The Word document will be the formal response back to Astin
Martin Electronics. All tables, graphics, and figures created by other tools should be
copied and pasted in the Word document maintaining a professional appearance with
 
 
 
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appropriate labeling of all figures, diagrams, tables, artifacts pasted. As this is a
professional document, do not leave template examples in your submission.
Where applicable, provide clear documentation, graphics, diagrams, and tables that
help clarify any responses.
STATEMENT OF WORK SUMMARY
Software Project Team (YOU): JBB Software
Customer: Astin Martin Electronics LLC
RFP awarded for specific message services which will be incorporated into an
electronic instrument company (Astin Martin Electronics LLC) interface to electronic
gauges. Topical level requirements for the software were provided. Deliverable products
include:
– Systems Engineering to provide appropriate requirements decomposition – Software Engineering to provide design/development/unit test of software – System Test Engineering to provide component and enterprise level testing – Quality Engineering to provide quality control through the entire development life
cycle – Management functions to include all primary functions (project management,
finance, planning & scheduling, Overhead support (contracts, engineering matrix, etc.)
Award date of May 15 and required completion date (deliverables provided) of
November 15.
Astin Martin Electronics request of planned deliverables, acceptance criteria, quality
plan, and work breakdown structure. These items need to be provided in an acceptable
time for Astin Martin to review and approve.
Astin Martin Electronics further requests other deliverables to include final software
(source and binary) which meets all approved acceptance criteria, associated design
documents (system and development level)
All project questions or request for project scope changes should be directed to the
Astin Martin Electronics designee (course instructor).
There is no requirement relative to project tools used to generate the required data.
Topical requirements include:
– System Engineering: UML design artifacts for graphic widgets to display aeronautical expanse gauges for interface testing within the technical specs guidelines for twenty-five different visual aspects. Include appropriate level of peer review. Design should include graphical mock-up of gauges.
 
 
 
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– System Engineering: Derive component level requirements for Software Engineering to design, code, and unit test and System Test can provide System and Enterprise level testing
– Software Engineering: Provide appropriate level design artifacts from System Engineering UML design artifacts. Include appropriate level of peer review.
– Software Engineering: Code and Unit Test software modules that execute the software which meets all topical and derived requirements
– System Test Engineering: Derive sell-off acceptance criteria. Include appropriate peer review (including System Engineering) and customer approval.
– System Test Engineering: Derive System and Enterprise Level Test Cases. Include appropriate level of peer review.
– System Test Engineering: Execute test cases as software modules become available
– Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks during the processes described for System Engineering, Software Engineering, and System Test Engineering as appropriate
– Include the following customer related reviews: Design Review (after System Engineering completes design artifacts), Pre-Ship Review (provided prior to Astin Martin Electronics acceptance of software), and Final Acceptance Test (software demonstration at customer facility showing software meets all requirements as installed)
Approved labor rates as follows:
– System Engineer I: 41.15 – System Engineer II: 47.37 – System Engineer III: 51.17 – Lead System Engineer: 56.91 – Software Engineer I: 42.38 – Software Engineer II: 47.62 – Software Engineer III: 51.01 – Lead Software Engineer: 58.83 – System Test Engineer I: 41.78 – System Test Engineer II: 43.62 – System Test Engineer III: 49.25 – Lead System Test Engineer: 55.25 – Quality Engineer I: 40.38 – Quality Engineer II: 47.55 – Quality Engineer III: 52.01 – Lead Quality Engineer: 59.83 – Project Manager: 91.55 (LOE – Level of Effort) – Chief Engineer: 75.41 (LOE – Level of Effort)
Approved overhead rates as follows:
– Finance: 6.2% of total hours – Planning & Scheduling: 5.5% of total hours
 
 
 
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– Management (Contracts/Senior Management): 2.1% of total hours – Facility: 1.2% of total hours – HR/Staffing: 0.55% of total hours
ACTIVITY / TASK LIST BY LOWEST WBS LEVEL LEG
2.1 Systems Engineering: UML Design for Interface
System Engineering: Create outline of UML and derived requirements artifacts.
Software Engineering: Assist system engineering.
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks
 
2.2 Systems Engineering: System/Software Design
System Engineering: Design appropriate software components to display aeronautical
expanse gauges within the technical specs guidelines for twenty-five different visual
aspects. Include appropriate level of peer review.
Software Engineering: Assist system engineering.
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
2.3 Systems Engineering: Approve design
System Engineering: Derive component level requirements for Software Engineering to
design, code, and unit test and System Test can provide System and Enterprise level
testing.
Software Engineering: Assist system engineering
System Test Engineering: Derive sell-off acceptance criteria. Include appropriate peer
review (including System Engineering) and customer approval.
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
3.1 Software Engineering: Approve Content S/W Component Design
System Engineering: Assist software engineering
Software Engineering: Provide appropriate level design artifacts from System
Engineering UML design artifacts. Include appropriate level of peer review.
System Test Engineering: Derive sell-off acceptance criteria. Include appropriate peer
review (including System Engineering) and customer approval.
 
 
 
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Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
3.2 Software Engineering: Code and Unit Test
System Engineering: Assist software engineering
Software Engineering: Code and Unit Test software modules that execute the software
which meets all topical and derived requirements.
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
3.3 Software Engineering: Function Test (with actual gauges)
System Engineering: Assist software engineering
Software Engineering: Check the function
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
4.1 Test Engineering: Design Test Artifacts
System Engineering: Support with other engineers for opinion
Software Engineering: Support with other engineers for opinion
System Test Engineering: Derive System and Enterprise Level Test Cases. Include
appropriate level of peer review.
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
4.2 Test Engineering: Perform Environment Level Tests
System Engineering: Support with other engineers for opinion
Software Engineering: Support with other engineers for opinion
System Test Engineering: Execute test cases as software modules become available
Quality Engineering: Provide quality checks.
 
4.3 Test Engineering: Approve Test Services (with Customer Acceptance Criteria)
System Test Engineering: Assist Quality Engineering
Quality Engineering: Quality checks during the processes described for System
Engineering, Software Engineering, and System Test Engineering as appropriate
 
 
 
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Include the following customer related reviews: Design Review (after System
Engineering completes design artifacts), Pre-Ship Review (provided prior to Astin Martin
Electronics acceptance of software).
 
4.4 Test Engineering: Run Test on Live Environment (Customer Facility)
System Test Engineering: Assist Quality engineering
Quality Engineering: quality checks, and Final Acceptance Test (software demonstration
at customer facility showing software meets all requirements as installed) installed)
 
4.5 System Test Engineering: Deploy to Operational Environment (Customer Facility)
System Test Engineering: work with customer facility team for full deployment
Use approved installation instructions to deploy software into operational environment
with support from customer facility team
 
*** Add more WBS activities as required or you deem necessary ***
Example: May want to add WBS level for Quality Engineering for derived tasks or those
tasks could be incorporated in the WBS items noted above.
 
NOTIONAL ACTIVITY DURATION SCHEDULE
 
 
Notional Activity estimated Duration
The estimated total elapsed time for how long an activity will take from starts
to finish, including associated waiting time. Also referred to as activity
resource estimated or estimated activity resources.
 
Example only: Does not reflect tasks of this assignment.
 
 
 
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PROJECT QUESTIONS & TASKS
1. Provide a project objective associated with the Astin Martin Electronics project. Include a list of assumptions about the project.
 
2. What is a work breakdown structure? What is a responsibility matrix? Using the Astin Martin Astin Martin Electronics project activity list and activity duration schedule, create a WBS and RAM.
 
Work Breakdown Structure (Should provide hierarchical graph)
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Responsibility Assignment Matrix
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TaskDate 15-May 25-May 5-Jun 15-Jun 25-Jun 5-Jul 15-Jul 25-Jul 5-Aug 15-Aug 25-Aug 5-Sep 15-Sep 25-Sep 5-Oct 15-Oct 25-Oct 5-Nov 15-Nov
Select Layout
Design Graphics
Approve Design
Write Content
Approve Content
Insert content into page
Set up test web service
Perform tests
Approve web service
Go live
Plan Duration Actual Start % Complete (beyond plan)
Baseline Schedule
 
 
 
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(Major) List all activity costs. From the project activity list and activity duration schedule, estimate the cost of each activity. Then, determine the Total Budgeted Cost (TBC) for the Astin Martin Electronics project. Provide the information in table format by month. Objective evidence of derived costs is required for credit. Use labor and overhead rates as provided in your derived calculations. (Example Template: Does not reflect tasks associated with this assignment)
 
 
3. Provide a cumulative budgeted cost curve and monthly budget curve for the Astin Martin Electronics project. Provide in appropriate graph format. This should represent both monthly budget and TBC over the period of performance of the project.
 
4. Astin Martin Electronics wants to know if you plan to use a management reserve for their project. Explain what the term reserve means and why you will use contingency reserve in the project or not. Be sure and consider the implications of using or not using the reserve. Provide appropriate detail in your response.
5. Astin Martin Electronics wants to know how JBB Software plans to employ cost management and earned value (EV) in their project. Explain to Astin Martin Electronics why it is necessary to calculate the earned value of work performed and how you plan to execute this task.
 
6. Astin Martin Electronics is concerned about how JBB Software will manage risks. Describe what JBB Software plans to do in order to manage risk on the Astin Martin Electronics project and if a risk assessment matrix will be employed and why. Provide appropriate level of detail in your response.