Develop a Gantt Chart, using Microsoft Project, for the WBS you created for the alternative solution you selected as best.
A discussion of Gantt charts and an illustration of a Gantt chart generated using Microsoft Project are provided at https://www.iteconcorp.com/T11Gantt.html The illustration is similar to what you will produce for your Activity 11. It illustrates the level of detail appropriate for the Gantt chart you prepare for your project. Submit your Gantt chart as an .mpp file (a file produced by Microsoft Project.).
Prepare the Performance Requirements Summary for your recommended solution. Use the PRS template in the IT Economics document (see link below) titled “Performance Work Statements.” This statement will be the heart of your request for proposal, assuming you will prepare and distribute one to solicit proposals. (You will not be asked to prepare an RFP in this course.)
The IT Economics Template 12 for a Performance Requirements Summary is provided at IT Economics Corporation. Note: The Template material describes how the PWS and the WBS are related to each other and how they should be cross-referenced. You are not required to cross-reference them for your individual project.
Providing PWS Information to Potential Contractors
As stated above, the PRS summarizes PWS information. The PWS itself and other parts of the RFP provide contractors with related details. The attached Grants.gov document illustrates the more complete information that potential contractors receive in the RFP.
You do not need to prepare a written document such as the Grant.gov attachment. Rather, you need to use Template 12 to prepare your Activity 12. In doing so, you will summarize the required results that would be the heart of the RFP for potential contractors.