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MAN-435 Project Management Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey K. Pinto, (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0-558-39543-8 Module 6B Problem: Resource Conflicts Review pages 363 to 370 in the text as needed. Feeder buffers can be moved to various points within a non-critical path to take into consideration resource conflicts such as in Figure 11.12a on page 364, where Bob has been assigned three tasks to be completed simultaneously. This same problem can be seen in Figure 11.13 on Page 365 where Joe is assigned two tasks that occur simultaneously. Figures 11.14 and 11.15 shows how feeder buffer can be rearranged in order for Joe to handle each task individually. The solved problem on pages 371 to 372 illustrates the same solution to a resource conflict involving Cheryl. Now complete Problem 1 on Page 373. 1. Assume the following network diagram. Megan is responsible for activities A and C. Use the critical chain methodology to resource- level the network. What are two options for redrawing the network? Which is the most efficient in terms of time to completion for the
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