Project planning is one of the most important skills for project managers. As project managers, you will be asked to plan your project, execute it according to the plan, and monitor its progress during the implementation phase.

In this assessment task, you will be asked to come up with a project of your own. This project can be chosen from any industry in which you have an interest. The project should at least consist of 20 to 30 activities. Then you apply different planning techniques on this project.

This project is part of your learning process in applying the planning techniques. Therefore, you are not allowed to use planning or scheduling software such as MS Project.

In this stage you are asked to start working on your project plan. Your report should include a

complete project scope including introduction to the project, deliverables, exclusions, Work

Breakdown Structure, and activities. The activity definitions include:

  • WBS level and activity ID
  • Name
  • Description
  • Duration
  • Predecessor
  • Dependencies
  • Lag or lead
  • Cost


These resources would provide extra help for you to undertake stage one.

  • Chapter 4 in ‘Project management; the managerial processes’ by Larson and Gray.
  • PowerPoint of chapter 4 in ‘project management; the managerial processes’ by Larson and



  • ‘Top tips for developing a work breakdown structure (WBS)’,


Your report needs to be professionally prepared and include following sections:

– Title page

– Executive summary

– Introduction

Project Management Techniques