ch06-short - Chapter6: ProjectTimeManagement

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Chapter 6: Project Time Management Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition
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2 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Activity Definition An activity or task is an element of work normally found on the WBS that has an expected duration, a cost, and resource requirements. Project schedules grow out of the basic documents that initiate a project. The project charter includes start and end dates and budget information. The scope statement and WBS help define what will be done. Activity definition involves developing a more detailed WBS and supporting explanations to understand all the work to be done, so you can develop realistic cost and duration estimates.
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3 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Milestones A milestone is a significant event that normally has no duration. It often takes several activities and a lot of work to complete a milestone. Milestones are useful tools for setting schedule goals and monitoring progress. Examples include completion and customer sign-off on key documents and completion of specific products.
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4 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Activity Sequencing Involves reviewing activities and determining dependencies. A dependency or relationship relates to the sequencing of project activities or tasks. You must determine dependencies in order to use critical path analysis.
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5 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Figure 6-2. Sample Activity-on-Arrow  (AOA) Network Diagram for Project X
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6 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Figure 6-3. Task Dependency Types
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7 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Gantt Charts Gantt charts provide a standard format for displaying project schedule information by listing project activities and their corresponding start and finish dates in a calendar format. Symbols include: Black diamonds : Milestones Thick black bars : Summary tasks Lighter horizontal bars : Durations of tasks Arrows : Dependencies between tasks
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8 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Figure 6-5. Gantt Chart for Project X Note: In Project 2003 darker bars are red to represent critical tasks.
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9 Information Technology Project Management, Fourth Edition Gantt Chart for Software Launch Project
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