Assignment 4: Project Schedule

Please read instructions and rubric below my last paper was same format (1) Microsoft Project file and (1) Microsoft Word file, 1-2 pages. This will be on my Project of Electric Hybrid Motorcycles. There will be a file on this that was previously sent in to Professor provided below for some information to help with paper the rest is up to you with the questions below. Any problems with this assignment please contact me immediately!
Project Schedule
Due Week 6 and worth 150 points
This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the assignment it is written for.
Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)
1.    In Assignment 2, you developed a project plan. Now, using the information from your project proposal, create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule.
Your project must include the following criteria:
o    The project must consist of at least twenty-five (25) tasks.
o    Each task must contain a start date, a finish date, and have main staffing and non-staffing resources assigned.
o    Assume that your work activities are completed during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).
o    In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)
Write a one to two (1-2) page response in which you:
Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
o    When will the project be completed?
o    What is the critical path for the project?
o    How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule. Specifically, be sure to answer the following:
o    Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
o    What additional activities would you add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
o    Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
o    Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
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Points: 150    Assignment 4: Project Schedule
Criteria    Unacceptable
Below 60% F    Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D    Fair
70-79% C    Proficient
80-89% B    Exemplary
90-100% A
Part A: Project Schedule
1a. Using the information from your project proposal, create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.
Weight: 55%     Did not submit or incompletelycreated a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.    Insufficientlycreated a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.    Partiallycreated a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.    Satisfactorilycreated a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.    Thoroughlycreated a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule which addresses the stated criteria.
Part B: Written Response
1b. Analyze your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.
Weight: 20%     Did not submit or incompletelyanalyzed your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.    Insufficientlyanalyzed your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.    Partiallyanalyzed your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.    Satisfactorilyanalyzed your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.    Thoroughlyanalyzed your project in terms of project completion, critical path, and slack / float.
2b. Summarize the recommendations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.
Weight: 20%     Did not submit or incompletelysummarized the recommend-ations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.    Insufficiently summarized the recommend-ations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.    Partially summarized the recommend-ations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.    Satisfactorily summarized the recommend-ations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.    Thoroughly summarized the recommend-ations or improvements you would make to your project schedule.
3b. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting.
Weight: 5%    More than 8 errors present     7-8 errors present    5-6 errors present    3-4 errors present    0-2 errors present

Assignment 2: Project Proposal: Electric Hybrid Motorcycles
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BUS 375
April 23, 2016

A brief summary of project
Key improvements experienced in technology have revolutionized the world in being responsive to various developments achieved, in particular on the elements that involve the enhancement of fuel efficiency. The current the project is about the affordable electric hybrid motorcycle (Casey, 2015). Having a relevant model established on the idea of using an electric motor that makes the vehicle rely on electricity as the source of its power and not the standard fuel(gasoline) used in conventional motorcycles. Another important thing about this product is the fact that it is affordable in acquisition and maintenance as one only need the charging stations to do the recharging of the motorcycle.
Project goals and objectives
In ensuring that the project is successful, the following are key project goals and their respective project objectives that are expected and achieved at the end of the project. They include:
The Project Goals    The Project Objectives
Providing motorcycles that are affordable is the primary focus of the business and hence, will require the available use component in assembling the product.    Research and use of affordable EV batteries that have been advanced in technological measures.
Have an active investigation and development unit to look at the needs of the market so that the business commits to attaining them.    Focus on producing customizable products that meet the needs of clients and, therefore, the concept of “made on order” will be integrated in the business.
Build a strong legacy in producing fuel efficient and good quality products for the targeted market.    Invest more in research and development for the purpose of coming up with new approaches of providing economical and affordable products.

Key customer(s) and stakeholders
Some of the identified key customers and stakeholders for the project include the following.
Key Customers     Key Stakeholders
General public    Market capitalist ventures
Security agencies     Market communities

Key milestones for the project
a.    Attain at least 10 percent of the market share in the next three years. This is expected to be realistic given that a significant segment of the market is already fascinated about the product.
b.    Achieve at least $2 million in sales by the third year of operation. Making another measure, that is dependent on the current growth in the liking of the technological development in the motorcycle industry.
c.    Focus on using affordable and more efficient EV batteries, resulting in a product that can run for an extended period before running out of the battery and improve on the affordability of the product (Trevitt, 2009).
A high-level timeline
Key Milestone    Target Date
Approving of the Project Plan    1st May 2016
Developing the context of project management framework and strategy     10th May 2016
Developing the component content of Project Management Framework     1st July 2016
Presenting to the review team the deliverables of Project Management Framework     20th July 2016
Receiving and reacting on the feedback issued    25th July 2016
Refining the project as directed    1st Aug 2016

Overall cost and staffing and non-staffing needs
Table 2: Overall costing of the project
Estimated Labor    $240,000
Estimated Research and Development     $250,500
Estimated Rental    $36,500
Estimated Materials, Equipment and Facilities    $407,200
Miscellaneous Costs    $3,250
Total Estimated Cost    $937,450

Apart from the capital requirements identified above, there are staffing and non-staffing needs. For the project requires at least twelve employees that are necessary for efficient running of the business, and this call for a scouting for qualified personnel that is willing to be integrated into the business. Perceiving firmly that the assemblage unit is tailored to the most excellent resources that use the assembling of hybrid electric motorcycle units. Therefore, the need to have enough space for all of these production activities to take place will be addressed (Dutta et al., 2014).
Project’s challenge and recommendation
Despite having a strong formation of doing better in the current industry of motorcycles, it is evident that electric hybrid motorcycle will experience the problem associated with expense EV battery that is expected to be used in the bike development. Since 2013, different approaches have been initiated by various companies in coming up technological measures that will help in producing EV batteries that are efficient, more advanced, and affordable. Therefore, it is recommended that a market research is governed in determining the best vendor that can provide such product for the business at a reasonable price.

References
Casey, T. (2015). New Hybrid Electric Motorcycle Wins Hearts and Minds in Unlikely Places. Clean Tecnica. Retrieved from http://cleantechnica.com/2015/01/20/new-hybrid-electric-motorcycle-wins-hearts-and-minds/
Dutta, P. P., Sharma, S., Mahanta, A., Gupta, S., Choudhury, A., Barman, K., … & Das, A. (2014). Development of an Efficient Hybrid tricycle. In 5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference (AIMTDR 2014) December 12th–14th.
Trevitt, A. (2009). Electric and Hybrid Motorcycles – Going Green. Sport Rider Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.sportrider.com/sportbikes/electric-and-hybrid-motorcycles-going-green.

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