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Project Intro Exercises Project Exercises 1 Project Scenario During the course of this manual we will be creating and managing a project for the construction of a Bungee Jump at West Coast Waterland....

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Project Intro Exercises
Project Exercises
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Project Scenario
During the course of this manual we will be creating and managing a project for the construction of a
Bungee Jump at West Coast Waterland.
We will be using the Checklist found at rear to guide us through this project. This checklist is intended
as a guide only and you will need to customise it for your particular company and projects.
You are the Project Manager for this project and the company that you work for is called Belly Flop
Constructions Pty Ltd.
The project is due to start on the first working day of next month and you have four months in which to
complete the project. The budget that you have been allocated is $175,000.
You standard working week is from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 12.00noon and from 1.00pm to
5.00pm.
The completed jump will be 50m tall with a four-person elevator on it.
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EXERCISE 1
Starting a New Project
1. Close any open projects.
2. Create a new project file.
EXERCISE 2
Setting Project Options
1. Set the date format to display both the date and time.
2. Check the options in the Calendar tab to ensure that they display:
 Week Starts On : Monday
 Fiscal Year Starts In : January
 Default Start Time : 8:00
 Default End Time : 17:00
 Hours Per Day : 8
 Hours Per Week : 40
 Days Per Month : 20
3. Click on the Ok button to close the Options dialog box.
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EXERCISE 3
Editing the Standard Calendar
1. Ensure that the Standard Calendar shows Mondays to Fridays to start at 8:00 go to 12:00, lunch
until 1:00 and finish at 5:00.
2. Set the standard calendar to have non working days for:
 New Year's Day
 Australia Day
 Labour Day
 Good Friday
 Easter Monday
 Anzac Day
 Foundation Day
 Queen's Birthday
 Christmas Day
 Boxing Day
Your facilitator will provide you with a list of the actual dates for the above.
3. Close the dialog box.
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EXERCISE 4
Entering Project Details
1. Using the above method enter the following details in the Summary tab.
Title : Construction of Bungee Jump at West Coast Waterland
Author : Your name
Manager : Your name
Company : Belly Flop Constructions Pty Ltd
Comments : Project starts first working day of next month, needs to be
completed within four months and at a budget of $175,000.
EXERCISE 5
Entering the Project Start Date
1. Set your project's Start Date to the first working day of next month or what your facilitator gives
you.
2. Ensure that Standard is displayed in the Calendar drop down box.
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EXERCISE 6
Saving Your Project
1. Using the above method save your project under the My Documents directory and call it
Bungee Jump.
EXERCISE 7
Entering Tasks
1. Using the above method enter the following tasks:
1. Site survey 15. Install winching equipment
2. Prepare plans 16. Install pond plumbing
3. Estimate project costs 17. Fill pond
4. Prepare / submit loan documents 18. Fit ru
er bungee
5. Order supplies and equipment 19. Final inspection
6. Prepare construction site 20. Test elevator system
7. Deliver materials to site 21. Test pond pump
8. Pour concrete bases for pylons 22. Test winch
9. Dig footings for pylons 23. Invite guests to the opening
10. Pour concrete in pond 24. Invite Premier to jump
11. Erect pylons 25. A
ange catering
12. Erect launch platform 26. A
ange marquee hire
13. Install electrical wiring 27. Gala Opening
14 Install elevator system
2. Save your project.
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EXERCISE 8
Inserting Tasks
1. Insert the following tasks:
Dig well for pond – insert before Pour Concrete in Pond
Test electrical system – insert before Test Elevator System
Test Bungee – insert before Invite Guests to the Opening
A
ange Band – insert before Gala Opening
2. Save the project.
EXERCISE 9
Moving. Copying & Editing Tasks
1. Move the following tasks:
Pour concrete bases for pylons – should be after Dig Footings for Pylons
Final inspection – should be after Test Bungee
2. Copy the following task:
Prepare / submit loan documents
Paste it above Order Supplies and Equipment
Edit the duplicated task so that the second Prepare / submit loan documents now reads
Prepare / submit permit applications.
3. Edit the Invite Premier to jump task to read Invite Premier and Opposition Leader to jump.
4. Save your project.
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EXERCISE 10
Check Project
1. Check that your project is the same as the one shown below:
2. Save your project.
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EXERCISE 11
Entering Task Durations
1. Enter the following durations.
2. Save your project.
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EXERCISE 12
Creating Summary Tasks
1. Insert the following tasks:
o Prepare paperwork – before Site survey
o Prepare supplies and site – before Order supplies and equipment
o Prepare foundations – before Dig footings for pylons
o Construction – before Erect pylons
o Testing and Inspection – before Test electrical systems
o Opening – before Invite guests to the opening
These will become the summary tasks so don't enter anything for the durations.
2. Select Task ID 2 (Site Survey) through to Task ID 6 (Prepare / Submit permit applications)
3. Click on the Indent Task button.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above for the following groups:
o Task ID 8 through Task ID 10
o Task ID 12 through Task ID 15
o Task ID 17 through Task ID 24
o Task ID 26 through Task ID 31
o Task ID 33 through Task ID 38
5. Save your project.
EXERCISE 13
Hiding & Displaying Subordinate tasks
1. Hide and display subordinate tasks.
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EXERCISE 14
Creating A Project Summary Task And Display Outline Numbering
1. Create a project summary task for your project.
2. Display outline numbering in your project.
3. Save your project.


EXERCISE 15
Entering Milestones
1. Add the following milestones into your project:
 Paperwork completed – before Prepare supplies and site
 Preparations finalised – before Prepare foundations
 Foundations completed – before Construction
 Construction completed – before Testing and Inspections
 Testing and inspections completed – before opening
 Project completed – as the last task
2. Save your project.

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EXERCISE 16
Creating Task Relationships Using Menu Buttons
1. Create the following relationships
Predecessor Successor
Site survey Prepare plans
Prepare plans Estimate project costs
Prepare plans Prepare/submit loan documents
Site survey Prepare/submit permit applications
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EXERCISE 17
Creating Task Relationships Using Drag and Drop
1. Create the following relationships
Predecessor Successor
Prepare/submit loan documents Order supplies and equipment
Prepare/submit loan documents Prepare construction site
EXERCISE 18
Creating Task Relationships Using the Task Information Dialog Box
1. Create the following relationships
Predecessor Successor
Order supplies and equipment Deliver materials to site
Dig footings for pylons Pour concrete bases for pylons
EXERCISE 19
Creating Task Relationships Using the Task Entry View
1. Create the following relationship
Predecessor Successor
Prepare construction site Dig footings for pylons
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EXERCISE 20
Creating Task Relationships Using the Gantt Chart Predecessor column
1. Check and create the following relationships
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EXERCISE 21
Changing Task Dependency Types using the Gantt Bar Chart
1. Change the relationship between Task ID 2 (Site Survey) and Task ID 3 (Prepare Plans) to a
Start-to-Start relationship.
2. Use the Undo button to set this relationship back to the Finish-to-Start relationship.
EXERCISE 22
Changing Task Relationship Types
1. Using the above method change the relationship between Task ID 2 (Site Survey) and Task ID
3 (Prepare Plans) to a Start-to-Start relationship.
2. Use the Undo button to set this relationship back to the Finish-to-Start relationship.
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EXERCISE 23
Unlinking Tasks
1. Unlink Task ID 2 (Site Survey) and Task ID 3 (Prepare Plans).
2. Use the Undo button to set this back to a Finish to Start relationship.
EXERCISE 24
Adding Lead to a Relationship
1. Create an overlap of 20% between Task ID 22 (Install electrical wiring) and Task ID 23
(Install elevator system).
EXERCISE 25
Adding Lag to a Relationship
1. Add the following lags:
Predecessor Successor Lag
Prepare / submit loan
documents
Order supplies and equipment 2 weeks
Prepare / submit loan
documents
Prepare construction site 2 weeks
Pour concrete bases for pylons Erect pylons 1 week
Pour concrete in Pond Install pond plumbing 3 days
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EXERCISE 26
Check Project
1. Create new relationships if necessary. Check that your project is the same as the one shown
elow:
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EXERCISE 27
Adding a Constraint
1. Using the above method, add a constraint so that the Gala Opening must start at 7pm on the
last Friday of the fourth month from the beginning of the project (i.e. if you started your project in
January, the Opening will be on the last Friday of April, etc).
Check the Start and Finish Date for this task once you have applied the constraint. Are there
any problems? What do you need to do to solve it?
____________________________________________________________________________
2. Make the necessary changes to your project.
EXERCISE 28
Setting a Deadline
1. Set a deadline for the Final inspection to occur on the day before the Gala Opening.
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EXERCISE 29
Entering Resources
1. Enter the following resources into your project.
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EXERCISE 30
Editing Resource Calendars
1. Edit the calendar for the Accountant giving the first week of the first month of the
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