Project Plan and Discussions

WEEK 2 – Discussion 1: (One page)

Project Versus Operations

As a project manager, you will need to understand the interaction of projects with operations.

For this discussion, write an initial post in which you:

  • Evaluate the similarities and differences between an operations versus a project.
  • Provide an example of operations and an example of a project in an organization. Provide supporting scholarly evidence for your choices.

WEEK 2 – Discussion 2: (One page)

MS Project – Create Project Schedule

Imagine you are a project manager tasked with creating a marketing campaign project schedule that defines the tasks, duration, dependencies, and resources for the Insty Chat App. Follow these steps to create your Microsoft Project schedule:

  1. Create a Project to be completed in three months.
  2. Enter Task details. Include a minimum of 20 tasks for a marketing campaign project schedule.
  3. Add a Start and End date for each task.
  4. Add Resources that reflect the resources responsible for each task.
  5. Add Dependencies between tasks. The project schedule should demonstrate at least five dependencies.

Attach the project schedule to your post and provide a description of any issues you encountered and your solutions to the issues. Describe the features in Microsoft Project that most helped you complete the project schedule.

WEEK 2 – Assignment

Project Plan   –


Project managers work with project management plans tailored to each specific project. We will be using a Project Plan Template (linked in the Resources) to complete project management tasks throughout this course for the project you chose in Unit 1.

Using the Project Plan Template, add the elements you created in the first assignment for your presentation:

  1. Project Charter.
    1. Project Scope.
    1. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

This week, work though the Authess Practice activity in this unit to learn how to create risk and communications matrices. Then create those elements for your selected project, and add them to your Project Plan Template:

  • Risk Matrix.
    • Communications Matrix.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • Length: Use the Project Plan Template.
    • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
    • Submission: Submit your Project Plan Template with the sections identified above completed.


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