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Section 3.4.7

Work Plan

Include a work plan, sometimes called a project plan, as a separate section in all lengthy proposals. Preliminary project plans are also sometimes appropriate in feasibility and recommendation reports. In addition, most progress reports refer to all or part of previously existing project plans.

A project plan outlines in specific detail how a project will be conducted, who will work on which part, and when and in what order each part will be accomplished. It is similar to a procedure section but differs in that it describes future rather than past actions. Most project plans include the following elements:

3.0 Work Plan
    3.1 Description of Project
        The project is to design a new online shopping server to be
        used on the university network by authenticated students,
        faculty, and staff.  The server must support meal-card
        transactions, bookstore purchases, and online purchase of
        course notes.

    3.2 Team Members
        Denzeel Simon, Jill Broadstreet, Domingo Sarmiento

    3.3 Equipment 
        3.3.1   Two Standard workstations with a minimum of 32K
                RAM and 4 GB of hard-disk storage
        3.3.2   Standard card encoder
        3.3.3   Two card readers
        3.3.4   Bookstore and dining hall inventory software

    3.4 Tasks, Assignments, and Schedules
        3.4.1   Research existing electronic shopping technology for
                effectiveness, ease of use, and security
        Jan. 3-17: Simon, Sarmiento

        3.4.2   Outline the specific modular components of the
                Jan. 10-17: Broadstreet    

    3.5 Develop draft specifications of each module
        Jan. 18-Feb. 14: Broadstreet, Simon, Sarmiento

        3.5.1   Review draft specifications
                Feb. 15: Broadstreet, Simon, Sarmiento

        3.5.2   Complete final specifications
                Feb. 22: Broadstreet

        3.5.3   Write code for encryption/authentication modules
                Feb. 25-Apr. 3: Sarmiento

        3.5.4   Write code for client browser modules, payment
                switch modules, and inventory modules
                Mar.4-Apr. 15: Broadstreet, Simon

        3.5.5   Test and debug each module
                Apr. 18-May 10: Broadstreet, Simon, Sarmiento

        3.5.6   Test and debug integrated system
                May 11-June 30: Broadstreet, Simon

        3.5.7   Write technical documentation
                May 11-June 30: Sarmiento

        3.5.8   Site-test system
                June 30-Aug. 14: Sarmiento

        3.5.9   Review and evaluate site tests
                Aug. 14-Sep. 1: Broadstreet, Simon, Sarmiento

        3.5.10  Revise system based on site tests
                Sep. 1-Oct. 15: Broadstreet, Simon

        3.5.11  Revise technical documentation and complete online
                end-user documentation
                Oct. 16-Nov. 30: Sarmiento

        3.5.12 Release
                Dec. 15

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