Conveyor Belt Project
1. When is the project estimated to be completed? How long will the project take?
The project is estimated to be completed on 02/02/2012. The project will 530 days.
2. What is the critical path(s) for the project?
There’s only one critical path:
Architectural decisions - Hardware specifications - Hardware design - Hardware documentation - Integration first phase - Serial I/O drivers - System hard/software test - Network interface - Integrated acceptance testing.
3. Which activity has the greatest amount of slack?
The activity of “Utilities documentation” has the greatest amount of slack with 115 days.
4. How sensitive is this network?
In general, the more number of critical paths, the higher the sensitivity in a project. Since the particular network has only one critical path, the network is not a very sensitive.
5. Identify two sensible milestones and explain your choices.
The two sensible milestones are “Integration first phase” and “System hard/software test”. “Integration first phase” is the merged activity with the highest number of precedence; there are seven activities precede (merge) the activity of “Integration first phase”. “System hard/software test” is burst activity with the highest number succession; there are four activities succeed (burst) the activity of “System hard/software test”.
6. Compare the advantages/disadvantages of displaying the schedule as a network versus a Gantt chart.
In a project summary/work, network diagram and Gantt chart could be used to display specific features of the complexity and dependencies of the project activities. The network diagram shows logical relationship/sequence and the dependencies among the various activities that take place within a project using chronological flow from start to finish. It shows how the various activities flow from start to finish and could identify the critical path for the project. However, a network diagram does not reflect the...
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