9-CriticalPath

9-CriticalPath - Practical estimating and scheduling-----...

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Unformatted text preview: Practical estimating and scheduling----- Critical Path /Pert Charts A Work Breakdown Structure Work Breakdown Structure Every trackable non-free task Everything How many people, how much time some tasks we forget meetings document preparation status and project management customer training typical - done once Customer meetings System Spec Review SRS Review Top Level Design Test Plan Review Integration Documentation Customer Site Deployment typical - done for each module Detailed Design Code Walk-thru / Review Unit Test A Project Management Tool If youre not doing Critical Paths, youre not doing project management. Shows the time sequence of events, including parallel efforts. Determines length (calendar time) of a project. Required Data List of Activities Activity Duration (best estimate) Sequential Activity Relationships what precedes a task what can be done at the same time what follows a task Output Information Activity and Project Completion Time Critical Path / Critical Activities / A delay here will delay the entire project Activity Slack a single activity not in the critical path has extra time to complete Pert Chart tasks a and b can start simultaneously task c can start after a is complete task d can start after b is complete c and d must complete before e can begin A B C&D E a b c d e How to The Next Task Duration The Completion of the Task The Task Draw a Pert Chart for this job: Task Title Duration Precedence a. start- b. think 1 a c. plan 2 b d. procrastinate 5 a e. assign to someone else 1 c,d f. hide 3 e g. finish 1 e h. grab credit 1 f,g A B C&D E F F&G D a b d c e f G g 1 2 5 1 3 1 Critical Path = A D E F H slack in B C, G H 1 C A good first-phase estimate can be done in a day....
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