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Posted by Sally on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:10am.

ABC Company has 50,000 employees at it headquarters. The company wants to increase employee productivity by setting up internal software application training program for it employees. The training program will teach employees how to use Microsoft software programs such us Vista, Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Access 2007 and project 2007. Courses will be offered in the evenings and on Saturdays and will be taught by qualified volunteer employees. Instructors will be paid $40 per hours. In the past, various departments sent employees to courses offered by local vendors during company time. In contrast to local vendors’ programs, this internal training program should save the company money on training as well as make its people more productive. The Human Resource Department will manage the program and any employee can take the course. Employees will receive a certificate and will be put in their personal records. The company has decided to use off the shelf training materials, but is not sure which vendor material to use. The company needs to setup training classrooms, survey employees on what courses they want to take, find qualified volunteer instructors, and start offering the courses. The company wants to offer the first course within six months. One person from human resources is assigned full time to manage this project, and top management has pledge to support the project.

a. Assume that you have four (4) people from various department available part time to support the full-time Human Resources person, Terry, on the project. Assume that Terry’s hourly rate is $40. Two people form the Information Technology department will each spend up to 25 percent of their time supporting the project. Their hourly rate is $50, one person from marketing department is available 25 percent of the time at $40 per hour, and one person from the Corporate is available 30 percent of the time at $35 per hour. Enter this information about time and hourly wages into the Resource Sheet. Assume that the cost to build the two classrooms will be $100,000, and enter it as a fixed as a fixed cost.
b. Using your best Judgment, assign resources to the task.
c. View the Resource Graph for each person. If anyone over allocated, make adjustments.
d. Print the budge report for the project.

a. Assume that the Marketing person will be available for one week, two months into the project, and for another week, fours months into the project. Make adjustment to accommodate this unavailability, so the schedule does not slip and costs do not change. Document the changes from the original plan and the new plan.
b. Add each resource a 5 percent raise that starts three months into the project. Print a new budget report.
c. Use the Resource Usage view to see each persons work each month. Print a copy.

a. Print a Gant Chart for this project. Use timescale that enables the chart to fit one page. Then copy a picture of the same Gantt chart in PowerPoint and print out the slide.
b. Print a “To-do List” report for each member.
c. Review some of the other reports and print out one that you think would help in managing the project.

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