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Project Management Techniques

Instructions:

This assignment has four problems, and each problem is worth 25 points

  • Answers for the assignment’s problems must be integrated into a Word document that will be named following this structure: LastName_FirstName_Asgn1. In my case, such document would be named Flores_Javier_Asgn1.
  • Problem 2 requires drawing a network diagram. You may use MS Visio, which is available on the Skylab assigned to the school of businessLinks to an external site. Also, you could use IO(Links to an external site.), or the shapes/drawing capabilities of PowerPoint or even draw the diagram by hand. After completing the diagram, you can capture the network diagram image, crop it and paste it in the Word document you will use to turn in your assignment. It is important that you upload a good quality image to facilitate the grading. Further,I posted videos or supplemental materials that show how to use MS Visio, Draw.IO, and the snipping tool (cropping) from Microsoft to facilitate your work.
  • Problem 3 requires using MS Project or Project Libre. This problem also requires capturing the images that show your work. Additional information is available in the body of the problem statement. Also, I have provided video resources that illustrate how to use MS Project and Project Libre. Project Libre is available at http://www.projectlibre.com/product/projectlibre-open-source
  • Assume that a week has 5 working days. That means that in the “duration” field of a task you can enter either “5 days” or “1 week” if you want to schedule the duration of one week. Something similar applies to durations of more than one week.

You will turn-in (upload) in Canvas:

  1. Word document-file integrating all your answers
  2. MS Project or Project Libre file showing your work for problem 4

Problem 1

Calculate the expected time for the following activities

Activity

Optimistic Time

Most Likely Time

Pessimistic Time

Expected Time

A

4

7

10

B

6

8

11

C

3

6

7

D

5

7

12

E

1

5

8

Problem 2

A Project has been defined to contain the following list of activities along with their required times for completion and predecessor(s)

Activity

Immediate activity

Time (weeks)

Predecessors

1

Collect requirements

3

2

Analyze processes

2

1

3

Analyze data

2

2

4

design processes

6

2

5

design data

3

3

6

design screens

2

3,4

7

design reports

4

4,5

8

program

5

6,7

9

test and document

7

7

10

install

2

8,9

  1. a) Draw a network diagram
  2. b) Calculate the earliest expected completion time
  3. c) Show the critical path in your network diagram
  4. d) What would happen if activity 6 were revised to take six weeks instead of two weeks?

Problem 3

Using MS Project or Project Libre software, you will complete

  • A Gantt Chart for the project described in the table for problem 2
  • A Gantt Chart and a network diagram that includes the modification indicated on step “d.”

Capture the images of the requested charts and diagrams and paste in the Word document you will use to turn-in your assignment

Problem 4

Assume you have a project with ten activities labeled A through J. Derive the earliest expected completion time (TE), latest expected completion time (TL), and slack for each of the tasks (begin at time = 0).

  1. A) Complete the missing values in the table
  2. B) Draw a network diagram and show the critical path

Activity

Preceding event

Duration

TE

TL

Slack

Critical Path?

A

4

B

A

5

C

A

6

D

A

7

E

A, D

6

F

C, E

5

G

D, E

4

H

E

3

I

F, G

4

J

H, I

5

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