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Unformatted text preview: ENGRI 115 Engineering Applications of OR Fall 2007 The Critical Path Method (CPM) Prelab 3 Name: Objectives: Introduce the Critical Path Method for project scheduling as used in industry. Demonstrate the concept of sensitivity analysis. Practice formulation of network problems. Key Ideas: (directed) networks, paths in networks, longest and shortest path project scheduling, activities, critical activities sensitivity analysis Reading: DO NOT read section 8.4 in Winston, we will discuss the critical path method differently. Prelab Exercise: Please write your answer on the back of this sheet or an attached paper. You are the owner of Bill D. House Construction Company. You are interested in submitting a bid for the construction of a house in a nearby town, but first you want to figure out how long it will take you to build the house. After looking at the blueprints, you come up with the following estimates for the length of time necessary to complete each task involved in building the house:...
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