Project Scheduling (Activity)

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Overview

Title

Project Scheduling (Activity)

Overview

This POGIL activity will help you learn about project scheduling, including challenges & useful techniques. To do this, you will explore ways to estimate how long it will take to make a batch of cookies.

Prerequisites
  • Basic familiarity with baking (e.g. middle school home economics).

(This activity could be “translated” into other contexts without much difficulty.)

Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain what a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is and how it is used; create and interpret a WBS using paper or software tools.
  • Explain what a Gantt Chart is and how it is used; create and interpret a Gantt Chart using paper or software tools.
  • Explain Critical Path Analysis (CPA) is and how it is used;(aka Program Evaluation and Review Technique) perform and interpret a CPA using paper or software tools.
Process Skills Practiced

Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork


Background, Directions, Deliverables

See details in the Student version of the POGIL activity.

Notes for Instructors

See details in the Teacher version of the POGIL activity.

Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured? Ideally, there should be a way to measure each of the objectives described above.
  • How will feedback to the student be determined?

This is a classroom POGIL activity, so all teams should complete it in class with correct answers. Thus, the activity is typically not graded, but there might be related quiz or exam questions later.

Suggestions for Open Source Community

N/A

Additional Information

ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty

easy

Estimated Completion Time

1 hour

Environment / Materials

paper activity (1-2 per team or 1 per student) or Google Doc activity (1 per team)

Author(s)

Clif Kussmaul

Source

http://cspogil.org/Software+Engineering (for sample version)

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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