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Milestone Chart

A Gantt chart is an indispensable tool for scheduling and planning projects. Presented below is an example "proposal" milestone chart that will be part of the Phase II proposal. As the Phase II project progresses, a milestone chart based on the actual activities performed (including start and end dates) will be attached to each progress report. (To obtain a Blank Milestone Chart, click on the link.) Upon completion of the Phase II project, a completed "actual" milestone chart will be part of the Phase II Final Report.

The Gantt chart portion must show duration and timing of tasks. Indicate a beginning and ending of each task by "^".

Gantt Chart

(X= 1 month effort)

Lower case x = 1/2 month effort

Estimate
Duration for each Task

Reporting Period
0-6 months

Reporting Period
6-12 months

Reporting Period
12-18 months

Reporting Period
18-24 months


Task 1: Optimize Optics Design

6 months

^XXXXXX^

Task 2:  Design and Fabricate Modules

10 months

         ^XXXXXXXXXX^

Task 3:  Confirm Detection Limits

15 months

                      ^XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX^

Task 4:  Demonstrate System Feasibility

12 months

                                               ^XXXXXXXXXXXX^

Task 5:  Prepare Final Report

6 months

                                                                    ^XXXXXX^

Effort (person-
months) List Key  by Name.  Provide levels of effort in person-mths including consultants and subawardees

Estimate Total Months Effort for Entire Project

Reporting Period 0-6 months

4/1 - 9/30

Reporting Period 6-12 months

10/1 - 3/30

Reporting Period 12-18 months

4/1 - 9/30

Reporting Period 18-24 months

10/1 - 3/30

Actual for the Entire Project

Key Personnel

           

John Doe, PI

12

3

2

5

2

12

K. Jones

8

3

2

2

2

8

S. Michaels

2

0.5

1.5

0

0

2

Consultant

           

J. Smith

4

0.5

0.5

1.5

0.5

4

Subawards

           

U of MD

4

 

2

2

 

4

Expenditures Provide dollar amount for: Key Personnel Consultants Subawardees Permanent Equipment
Other* (List by Name)

Estimate Total Dollars Effort for Entire Project

Reporting Period 0-6 months

4/1 - 9/30

Reporting Period 6-12 months

10/1 - 3/30

Reporting Period 12-18 months

4/1 - 9/30

Reporting Period 18-24 months

10/1 - 3/30

Actual for the Entire Project

Key Personnel

           

John Doe

$110,000

$30,000

$20,000

$50,000

$10,000

$110,000

K. Jones

$  80,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

$  80,000

S. Michaels

$  20,000

$  5,000

$15,000

   

$  20,000

Consultant

           

J. Smith

$  30,000

 

$10,000

$15,000

$  5,000

$  30,000

Subawards

           

U of MD

$  60,000

$10,000

$15,000

$15,000

$20,000

$  60,000

Perm. Equip.

           

R&D Testing

$  15,000

$   7,500

$   7,500

   

$  15,000

Other*

$  20,000

 

$10,000

$  5,000

$  5,000

$  20,000

             

TOTALS:

$335,000

$ 65,000

$  90,000

$  95,000

$  60,000

$335,000

*Other includes non-key personnel, indirect costs, materials, travel, etc.

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