Amacom - Modern Project Management (Ocr) - 2001 ! - (By Laxxuss)

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Unformatted text preview: package, Page 36 the Rebar work package, and the Concrete work package. Tasks for work packages that are not yet open could be entered at this time, but to keep the amount of data entry at a minimum right now, only tasks for these open packages are included in Figure 2 -7. For instance, the Siteprep work package includes four activities, namely clearing the site for the structure to be built (the Clear & Grub task), earth removal to smooth out the site (the Earth Removal task), grading the site (the Grading task), and excavating for the foundation (the Excavation task). These four activities are denoted by Tasks 1 through 4 within the Siteprep work package, as shown in Figure 2 -7. The unit of measure for the "Clear & Grub" task is Square Feet (SF), and the quantity is 20,000. This indicates that there is a 20,000-square-foot plot of ground that has to be cleared so that a suitable site can be prepared for raising the building structure. The unit of measure for the "Earth Removal" task is Cubic Yards (CY) of earth, and the quantity is 480, so there are 480 cubic yards of earth to remove in order to prepare the site for building. Figure 2-7. Task data to be entered. Page 37 The third column in Figure 2-7 is labeled Description, and the entries in this column are brief (30 characters or less) descriptions of the nature of the task. The fifth column of Figure 2-7 is labeled Original Quantity. It has the same meaning as the original quantity for a work package or control package in the WBS, but this time at the task level rather than at a package level. You will use the Task Entry/Edit tool to enter this task information into the example database. To activate this tool, click on the tool button labeled Task Entry/Edit on the Main Menu. It should look like the form shown in Figure 2-8. For each task, you first enter the name of the work package it belongs to in the Package ID field. Then you enter the task identifier in the Task ID field. Entering data into this form is entirely analogous to entering information into the WBS Entry/Edit form with which you are already familiar. In the example project, the task identifiers are simply numbers. For the Siteprep work package they are the numbers 1 through 4. You are not limited to using numbers for the task identifiers. But it is often convenient to do so. Notice that the task identifiers do not have to be unique. For instance, in the Figure 2-8. The Task Entry/Edit Tool. Page 38 example, all of the work packages have a task number 1. However, the task identifiers must be unique within a work package. After entering the identifying information for a task, the description of the task needs to be entered in the Description field, and the unit of measure and the quantification for the task needs to be entered in the Unit of Measure and Original Qty fields respectively. You will notice that you are prohibited from entering data into the Qty and Mhr fields for the Client and Control budgets and for the Forecast. The reason for this is that the Change...
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