Lecture 8 - Project Planning Project planning problems and...

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1 Project Planning Project planning problems and techniques AOA networks and critical path LP for critical path
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2 Project Planning Problems and Techniques Project planning with Gantt Chart Build a house chart 1 Build a robot chart 2 Product development project chart 3 Your final year project Can we complete a project on time? What are the relationships between different project activities?
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3 Whittier County Hospital’s Problem Whittier County Hospital is preparing to move into a new building in the near future Need to schedule the following activities: - planning before the completion of construction work distribute newsletters; generate media coverage; negotiate with moving company, police, etc.; coordinate the admissions with other hospitals; clean the new facility; employee orientation; trial run; coordination of final plans; schedule with patients - moving accounting, library, laboratory, house keeping, suppliers, patients and equipments.
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4 Activity Number Description A M B Expected Duration Variance Predecessors 1 Construction 40 50 60 50.00 11.111 - 2 Plan of action 10 15 20 15.00 2.778 - 3 Newsletter 3 4 7 4.33 0.444 2 4 Media 2 2 3 2.17 0.028 2 5 EMS 10 14 20 14.33 2.778 2 6 Moving 4 5 8 5.33 0.444 2 7 Police 3 5 10 5.50 1.361 2 8 Admissions 2 3 5 3.17 0.250 2 9 Cleaning 2 3 5 3.17 0.250 1 10 Orientation 4 5 7 5.17 0.250 1,3 11 Trial run 3 3 5 3.33 0.111 4,5,6,7,8,10 12 Coordination 2 2 3 2.17 0.028 11 13 Schedule 1 1 1 1.00 0.000 12 14 Accounting 0.25 0.5 1 0.54 0.016 9,13 15 Library 0.25 0.5 0.75 0.50 0.007 9,13 16 Laboratory 0.3 0.8 1 0.75 0.014 9,13 17 Housekeeping 0.5 0.75 1.3 0.80 0.018 9,13 18 Supplies 0.8 1 1.2 1.00 0.004 9,13 19 Patients 0.4 1 1 0.90 0.010 9,13 20 Basic status 0 0 0 0.00 0.000 14,15,16,17,18,19 21 Equipment 1 2 2.5 1.92 0.063 19,20 Critical Path in BOLD Totals 62.67 11.504
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5 Some Definitions A : optimistic time M : most likely time B : pessimistic time mean = ( A +4 M + B )/6 variance = [( B A )/6] 2
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7 What is the earliest completion time? What activities are critical to the completion time? Decision problems and methods?
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8 Major Developments Around 1957 the Critical Path Method (CPM) was developed to assist in the building and maintenance of du Pont chemical plants. Critical path analysis (CPA) is used to organize and plan projects so they are completed on time and within budget. The project is structured so tasks that are dependant on each other are identified so that critical tasks can be identified. In 1958, the Special Projects Office of the US
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