# Critical thinking essay: project management

I need your help for writing essay (5 pages not including the cover page and references page)

The topic as below:

Consider a recent project that you have worked on. This could be for a  company or organization with which you are familiar, or even a personal  project such as purchasing a home or planning a party.

After your opening paragraph, which includes your thesis statement,  identify your selected company or organization in no more than three  paragraphs. Then, complete the following:

*Note: for the charts/diagrams, use MS Word, Excel, Google  Docs or Google Sheets. You may also use any other suitable project-based  software. A free Project management software called Libre is also  available for download here  https://sourceforge.net/projects/projectlibre/

1. Create either a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of the project or  Gantt Chart for planning and scheduling the project. Discuss why you  used the type of chart you did.
2. Determine and document both probabilistic (t0, tp, and tm) and  deterministic time estimates. Discuss how you arrived at these time  estimates.
3. Using MS Word, Google Docs, or similar software, create a PERT network diagram with the Critical Path (CP) identified.
4. Calculate the slack time for each activity. Discuss the  ramifications of slack in the CP for the activities and the project as a  whole.
5. Develop the network diagram from the probability estimates. Discuss which path you would take and why.
6. For each activity, determine hypothetical costs in a table.  Include budgeted costs, percent complete, actual/projected cost, and  over/under budget (and total). Discuss the rationale for how you derived  these costs.
7. Crash an activity on the Critical Path. Discuss the ramifications of crashing the activity you crashed.

Directions:
-Write an essay that includes an introduction paragraph, the essay’s   body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignment’s   guide questions. Do not address the questions using a    question-and-answer format.
–  Charts/diagrams should be labeled and can be added within the body of your paper.
-APA style should be used
-Font will be: Times roman 12, and double space should be between lines
-At least 3-4 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles will be used as references (including the below two).

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