whistler ski resort assignmemt 5 instructions purpose W r i t i n g

whistler ski resort assignmemt 5 instructions purpose W r i t i n g

WHISTLER SKI RESORT ASSIGNMEMT 5 INSTRUCTIONS

Purpose: The main objective of this assignment is to prepare an Executive Summary Report on

the status and health of the project.

How: Update the activities in your MS Project Plan with the progress information provided
from the information below in Part A and Part B. Based on the progress reported as of the status
date, prepare an Executive Summary Report using MS Power point. The presentation should be
between (6) pages and (10) pages. The brief should include a cover sheet, a meeting agenda
and the following (5) sections:

a. Project Scope and Objective for Stage 1

i. Recap project scope and objective

  1. Executive Summary
    i. Summarize the key critical information about the project. This should
    include information such as to your overall assessment of the project,
    and any conclusions or recommendations.
  2. Current Schedule Status and Schedule Forecast

    1. What is your conclusion as to how well is the project performing relative
      to the schedule? What % of the project has been completed?
    2. Is the schedule it on target, ahead or behind schedule?
    3. What is the revised finish date, how many days was the project supposed
      to last and what is the revised estimated number of days?
    4. How much work was planned, how much work was earned, what are
      schedule variances?
  3. Current Cost Status and Forecast

    1. What is your conclusion as to how well is the project performing relative
      to the cost?
    2. Are the project costs on target, over budgeted or under budget?
    3. What are the actual costs, how much work was earned, variances?
    4. What is your cost forecasts, how much more will you need to spend and
      what are your variances?
  4. Current Issues and Actions

    1. Must use the Table Format provided below (In PowerPoint – Insert a
      Table).
    2. Based on what you know so far what are the current risks or issues that
      could further the delay the project and what specific action plans could
      you put in place to resolve these issues and or mitigate the risks. Do not
      include issues that are no longer a threat to the project

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Issue/Risk Action
Describe the issue or risk Describe the action or actions to

resolve the issue

  1. Your audience is made up of senior business managers and you need to be
    concise and clear. They are not technical and nor knowledgeable in technical
    project management terms. The report should be professionally prepared and in
    the form of a management report.
  2. Use bullets / short sentences to convey the project status report.
  3. Use charts or graphs as appropriate
  4. Do not assume your audience understands what the acronyms means. For
    example, instead of ‘CPI’ or use Cost Performance Index’
  5. The brief should summarize the project status and tell a story