Lecture Quantiative methods for bussiness - Chapter 13 presents project scheduling. The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Project scheduling with known activity times, project scheduling with uncertain activity times, considering time-cost trade-offs.
The chapter describes the process of building and monitoring schedules for software development projects. To build complex software systems, many engineering tasks need to occur in parallel with one another to complete the project on time. The output from one task often determines when another may begin. It is difficult to ensure that a team is working on the most appropriate tasks without building a detailed schedule and sticking to it.
Chapter 5 SCHEDULE CREATION. Now that we have the Work Breakdown Structure, we can think about building the project schedule. Before the project schedule can be created, the team must identify the activities, and determine all of the interdependencies.
An environmental assessment initial quality and identify potential impacts to cultural goal of help desk staff and planners to assess the impact of projects related to environmental impact. The assessment will provide a survey of environmental impacts likely to ensure that if an aquaculture project is successfully implemented. Initial evaluation is also key to see what a positive impact and / or negative after project implementation. Typically, an assessment will be based on easily accessible information, previous studies, the local population, etc....
Chapter 5 - Project time management. After reading this chapter, you will be able to: Understand the importance of project schedules and good project time management, discuss the process of planning schedule management, define activities as the basis for developing project schedules, describe how project managers use network diagrams and dependencies to assist in activity sequencing,...
Being a project manager is similar to the decathlete and in the business of projects,
the field is very competitive. Similar to a decathlon there are events (nine
knowledge areas) in the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The decathletes
in project management are the companies that are controlling costs, schedule and
quality on a project level. The project-driven companies must find ways to learn
“best practices” in a competitive world and apply these lessons to their processes,
systems, and tools.
Imagine that an important customer in your firm commissions you to complete a sophisticated worldwide market study that will form the basis of a global expansion strategy. Or that you are responsible for the development of the product which will determine your firm’s ability to go public. Or that you are in charge of handling the merger of your firm with another. Further imagine that in these situations you receive a strict budget and a precise schedule. You are, as such, involved in a project— and, moreover, you are involved in managing a project.
Risk management is one of the most important areas of project management that must be considered. Companies that want to compete with one another have adopted project management as a method of managing their companies. They have had to learn how to deﬁne and control project scope, schedule, and cost as baselines, and they have had to learn all of the control elements necessary to make successful projects. But many of these companies have yet to learn to manage the risks involved in managing a project.
Chapter 19a: Question about PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
1. You are a project manager working on a project to market a new product. The deliverables of the project have been established, and the project work has begun. A contract to deliver the deliverables has been signed. The customer who has signed the contract has telephoned you to request additional work to be done on the project. This work will affect the budget but not the schedule of the project. This project has a high priority with your company. What should you do next? a. Do what the customer asks you to do and...
Chapter 12a: Question about TIME MANAGEMENT.
The following information and questions 1 through 10 refer to ﬁgure 1. A schedule was developed for a project to install windows in an apartment building. The project is a rush job, and the contractor has agreed to schedule the work on a single shift basis but will work seven days per week until the job is done. The project is to begin on May 1. Figure 1. Scheduling Practice Exercise.
1. What day in May will activity D have for its early ﬁnish date? a. b. c. d. May 13 May 6 May 7...
Chapter 17b: Answer key about CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
1. Answer: b A statement of work is the description of what the project is about and what will be delivered. The project plan is complete and contains the detailed work that the project will do, complete with task descriptions and schedule, cost, and scope baselines containing a real schedule and budget. An exception report describes items that are not as planned, and a Pareto analysis is a quality management tool used to prioritize defects into the most frequently occurring. 2.
Much of the effort of the people on a project, and certainly the use of resources, including funds, are directed toward ensuring that the project is designed to achieve the desired outcome and be completed as scheduled in an appropriate
Chapter 12b: Answer key about TIME MANAGEMENT
Answers to the following questions can be found in chapter 2, ‘‘Time Management,’’ unless otherwise noted. 1. Answer: b Note that activities in a calendar schedule start on the beginning of the time period that they start on and end at the end of the time period that they ﬁnish on. A two-day activity starts on May 5 and ends on May 6, ES and EF. 2. Answer: b The free ﬂoat or slack is the amount of time that an activity can be delayed before it affects the schedule of any other activity....
Lesson 7. Gantt Charts. In this lesson, you learn what a Gantt chart is, why it is so useful in project management, variations you can devise, and how to use Gantt charts to keep your project on schedule.
Chapter 12 EARNED VALUE.Earned Value is a tool which enables project managers to determine where the project stands in relation to the budget and the schedule, even on projects with hundreds or thousands of activities, some of which are on track at any given time, while others are either ahead of schedule or behind.
With sales of more than 160,000 copies, "Fundamentals of Project Management" has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. Using a simple step-by-step approach, the book is the perfect introduction to project management tools, techniques, and concepts. Readers will learn how to: develop a mission statement, vision, goals, and objectives; plan the project; create the work breakdown structure; produce a workable schedule; understand earned value analysis; manage a project team; and control and evaluate progress at every stage.
Solution: Lead your team in a different way. Think of your project team differently from how you think
of your department. Reduce your role to that of monitor. Watch the budget and the schedule, and ensure
that your team comes through; be available to solve problems that your team wants you to solve. For
some projects, you may need to work on the same level as your team because of deadline pressures,
lack of people on your team, or unexpected problems and delays. But step in only if your team needs
you, not because you assume that’s always the best way to proceed.
The quality organization will provide CQAM, DQAM, Staff Inspectors, and sampling and
testing staff to meet the project schedule. The staffing levels indicated in Staffing Exhibit are
based on a preliminary construction schedule and represent an approximate number of personnel
needed per month. The staffing levels will be adjusted on a monthly and weekly basis, depending
on the work being accomplished on each day, so that all work will be inspected and tested
according to the QMP.
At the end of this module, you will be able to
Understand how to write a functional
Evaluate the need for planning documents
that comprise the master project plan
Organize master project schedules with the
appropriate level of detail
Understand the key components of a robust
Effort represents the work required to perform a task.
Effort is measured in person-hours (or person-days, person-weeks, etc.)
It represents the total number of hours that each person spent working on the task.
Duration is amount of time that elapses between the time the task is started and the time it is completed.
Duration is measured in hours (or days, weeks, etc.)
It does not take into account the number of people performing the task