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1 Assignment requirements
You are Alexis, the director of external affairs for a national not-for-profit medical research center that does research on diseases related to aging. The center’s work depends on funding from multiple sources, including the general public, individual estates, and grants from corporations, foundations, and the federal government. Your department prepares an annual report of the center’s accomplishments and financial status for the board of directors. It is mostly text with a few charts and tables, all black and white, with a simple cover. It is voluminous and pretty dry reading. It is inexpensive to produce other than the effort to pull together the content, which requires time to request and expedite information from the center s other departments. At the last board meeting, the board members suggested the annual report be upscaled into a document that could be used for marketing and promotional purposes. They want you to mail the next annual report to the center’s various stakeholders, past donors, and targeted high-potential future donors.

The board feels that such a document is needed to get the center in the same league with other large not-for-profit organizations with which it feels it competes for donations and funds. The board feels that the annual report could be used to inform these stakeholders about the advances the center is making in its research efforts and its strong fiscal management for effectively using the funding and donations it receives. You will need to produce a shorter, simpler, easy-to-read annual report that shows the benefits of the center’s research and the impact on people’s lives. You will include pictures from various hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities that are using the results of the center’s research. You also will include testimonials from patients and families who have benefited from the center’s research. The report must be eye-catching. It needs to be multicolor, contain a lot of pictures and easy-to-understand graphics, and be written in a style that

can be understood by the average adult potential donor. This is a significant undertaking for your department, which includes three other staff members. You will have to contract out some of the activities and may have to travel to several medical facilities around the country to take photos and get testimonials. You will also need to put the design, printing, and distribution out to bid to various contractors to submit proposals and prices to you. You estimate that approximately 5 million copies need to be printed and mailed. The board asks you to present a detailed plan, schedule, and budget for how you will complete the project.

1. Determine the project main objective (2 points).
2. Develop a work breakdown structure (3 points).
3. Prepare a list of the specific activities that need to be performed to accomplish the project objective (3 points).
4. Create a network diagram that shows the sequence and dependent relationships of all the activities (3 points).
5. Develop an estimated duration for each activity (2 points).
6. Calculate the ES, EF, LS, and LF times and SL for each activity (3 points).
7. Determine the critical path, and identify the activities that make up the critical path (2 points).

2 Assignment Guidelines
1- The Deadline 25 sep at 5 PM.
2- MUST submit the answer in the form of typed REPORT (all the report1000 to 1500 words).

• Title Page – clear indication of topic, your name, course, purpose, date (approx.), etc.
• Introduction – clear introduction of the subject of your work
• Assignment questions – clearly put the question and write the answer.
• Conclusion – clearly outline what lessons can be learned from the work undertaken

3- Support your work with pictures/charts/diagrams/illustrations/tables/figures.
4- Avoid plagiarism.

note:
– i attach all needed chapter
– 2 attached 2 old assignment ( one they get full mark, and the another they have an mistakes they get 17 from 20 , please read end of file of assignments with mistake to see the Dr comments on mistake).

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