Project Management Analysis

Aug 8th, 2014
Anonymous
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Price: $40 USD

Question description

Project Management

In this assignment, you will design CPM and PERT networks to meet the requirements of an engineering firm.

The firm needs solutions for the following two problems:

Problem 1:

One of the firm's existing projects needs to be completed earlier than planned. Use the following data and the critical path and PERT methods to answer the questions that follow.

Activity

Immediate Predecessors

Times in Days

a

m

b

A

None

1

3

5

B

None

1

2

3

C

A

1

2

3

D

A

2

3

4

E

B

3

4

11

F

C, D

3

4

5

G

D, E

1

4

6

H

F, G

2

4

5

  • Draw the network.
  • Describe the critical path.
  • Analyze and explain what is the estimated completion time using the CPM approach.
  • Analyze and explain what is the estimated completion time using the PERT approach.

Problem 2:

The following activities are part of a new project that the firm is planning. If the project is planned using the critical path method, how would the network look? What is the critical path? Also, estimate the completion time for this project.

Activity

Immediate Predecessors

Times in Weeks

A

None

1

B

A

1

C

A

1

D

B, C

2

E

B, D

3

F

D, E

3

G

E, F

1

Submit the solutions to the two problems in a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document.

Using the APA format, cite the sources you use on a separate page.


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