Project Management A B Answers

Project Management A B Answers - Case Discussion: Project...

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This edition is intended for use outside of the U.S. only, with content that may be different from the U.S. Edition. This may not be resold, copied, or distributed without the prior consent of the publisher. 1 Case Discussion: Project Management “A” This relatively simple exercise should begin to get students thinking about how interrelated tasks come together to form a network, which is a visual representation of a project. Increasingly, purchasers are being asked to assume leadership roles for project-oriented work. In fact, work is increasingly being performed by teams operating in a project environment. When the project is complete, the team disbands or moves on to a new project. Projects are any series of activities and tasks that ± Have a specific objective to be completed within certain specifications ± Have defined starting and end dates ± Often have funding limits ± Consume resources such as materials, capital, and labor Examples of project that may involve purchasing and sourcing personnel include ± Supplier development efforts ± New product development ± Developing new purchasing information systems ± Redesigning or reengineering the procurement and sourcing process Project managers or leaders must be familiar with project management tools. One of those tools, Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is the focus of this case. Assignment: 1. Draw the project network. 2. Identify all the paths through the network and their lengths. There are three separate paths through this network. A path is a unique set of connected tasks or activities from beginning to end of the network. These paths, which A B C D E H G
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