Project Management Software Tool Demonstration Presentation

For this assignment, you will be required to demonstrate the operation of the ProjectLibre software and analyze the uses and value of such tools to project management. The instructions to access and use ProjectLibre are provided in 3.4 Self-Study: Software Tool Familiarization and Initiation Phase. The video “Introduction to ProjectLibre” in Activity 3.4 provides appropriate procedures to complete this assignment.


Project Description

An airline maintenance organization is tasked to complete a special project. An airworthiness directive was issued by the FAA requiring certain aircraft to be inspected for possible fuel line chafing in the main fuel cell. The company has one such aircraft in operation. The company asks you to take charge of a project and complete the required inspection in 20 days or less. The aircraft cannot remain out of service for more than this time. The project will utilize a seven-day workweek.

A team meeting comprised of those who will be needed to complete the project was conducted. The team defined the project activities needed and developed estimated activity times as shown below.


Develop an audio-narrated presentation providing an overview of your project plan. Provide a screenshot or copy of your software-generated plan in the presentation. For assistance with preparing your audio-narrated presentation, view the Presentation Guide.

In your presentation, analyze the ProjectLibre output and include the following topics in your presentation:

  1. Define the project critical path. Which activities does the critical path include? (The critical path is identified by the red bars.)
  2. Will this project finish on time (20 days) according to the plan?
  3. In which ways would the project manager use the project plan/schedule and critical path to manage the project?
  4. How would the project be affected if the activity time estimates were too optimistic or too pessimistic?
  5. How valuable do you think a software-developed project plan like this is to project managers?


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