MB670 Activity 2: Just Right Company – WBS and Responsibility Matrix

Congratulations! Have It Your Way Company has awarded The Just Right Company a new contract worth $250,000, and you have been chosen the sole project manager!


Have It Your Way is a fast-food restaurant company with thousands of franchise organizations all around the country. They desperately need you and Just Right Company to develop their latest software application to run on their local store computers. This important application will help them become more efficient at inventory/supply management and billing functions, which, in the long term, will enable Have It Your Way to continue to meet Wall Street financial quarterly projections, as well as investor expectations.


The following are project particulars, which will be used throughout this and Lesson 4’s activity.


1.     Project Start Date: January 3, 2007


2.     Cost: Whatever it takes to complete the project, but keep in mind that your billing revenue cannot exceed $250,000, and you need to make a profit on this contract!


3.   Overhead Charges: The rates that The Just Right Company’s internal accounting department charges to your contract are as follows.

a.   Eighteen percent (18%) of the billing revenue is charged for any and all lab and testing facilities.

b.   Twenty percent (20%) of the billing revenue is charged to your staff members.


4.     Project Team Members: You are the Project Manager. The rest of your team is listed below.


                                          Primary                               Support

Activity                             Responsibility                      Responsibility

Development                     Dan                                      Mike, Bill

Support                             Bill                                       Sal

Deployment                      David                                   Sal

Design                               Dan                                      Mark

Training                             David                                   Jen

Documentation                 Mark                                     Jen

Testing                              Amy                                     Jon, Bill

5.   All necessary lab and testing facilities are available to your team during this 120-day period.


Your Activity responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the Activity itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your response and document in a bibliography using APA style. (A WBS and matrix are required.)


Part A        Create a work breakdown structure (WBS) similar to the one found on page 117 of the text. Research and include at least two (2) logical subdivisions for each Activity’s Support Responsibility team members.


Part B        Create a responsibility matrix, similar to the one found on page 128 of the text. Use each of the names listed under Support Responsibility as a “Primary” for one of your subdivisions and as Support for the other subdivision.


Note: You may use MS Word (organizational chart function, tables, textboxes, etc,) or Excel to develop your WBS and responsibility (relationship) matrix for submission.


Grading Rubric


Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment.

Field of study: 
Date Due: 
Monday, April 1, 2019


MB670 Activity 2: Just Right Company – WBS and Responsibility Matrix

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