618549_manage_project - SIM335 Managing Projects Faculty of...

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SIM335 Managing Projects Faculty of Business and Law Level: 3 Module: SIM335 Managing Projects Assignment Code: SIM335 Module Leader: Michael Cassop-Thompson Issue date: Fri 4 November 2011 Return date: Monday 9 January 2012 by 2pm Contribution to module assessment: 100% This is an individual assignment - complete both tasks 1 and 2 Background : The assignment is intended to bring out the benefits and limitations of different approaches to project planning and control by relating these to the circumstances in the cases outlined. It is also intended to allow students to demonstrate their learning and competence in respect of the management of resources generally, but in particular elements of scope, schedule, quality, and cost. Case 1: Juron Ltd is an organisation which provides saleable products to the sports sector. These products include: training shoes, t-shirts, tennis racquets, and soccer balls. As part of your job as the Juron Ltd special projects manager, you have produced a list of activities that need to be addressed to source a new range of soccer boots for supply to the sector. The details are shown in the table provided. Please note: You must use the methodology detailed above table 1 headed “essential methodology”. Task 1 (40% marks) 1) Draw the network diagram (use activity on the node). (8 marks) 2) Explain how you determined the timing of activities and the total float. (6 marks) 3) Explain how you determined the project duration and the critical path. (6 marks) 4) If the project starts on the Monday 16 January 2012 , what is the earliest date it can be completed using a 5 day working week? Assume no other holidays (explain how you calculated the figure). (4 marks) 5) If the following happened what would be the effect on the duration of the whole project? Explain the reasons. (6 marks) a) Activity B is delayed 2 days. b) Activity P is delayed 2 days. c) Activity 0 is delayed 1 day 6) Explain the limitations of Network diagrams. (10 marks) 1
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SIM335 Managing Projects Essential methodology (activity on the node): All the timings (i.e. earliest start, earliest finish, latest start, latest finish, total float, duration and activity) must be included within each node of your diagram. This essential methodology is detailed in the text: Project Management, Field and Keller (2007. p. 197,p.198 & p. 391) All timings must be in days – not dates To complete your network diagram assume that: o If task A has a duration of 4 days (task A, earliest finish would be day 4), therefore, task B earliest start time will be day 4. This essential methodology is detailed in the text: Project Management, Field and Keller (2007. p. 197,p.198 & p. 391), Table 1 Activity (Tasks) Duration (Days) Preceded By A 4 - B 5 A C 4 A D 8 A E 6 A F 9 A G 13 B,C,D,E, F H 8 G I 7 H J 6 H K 8 I, J L 13 K M 9 L N 4 M O 4 N P 9 O Q 5 P Case 2 : Jimaga Ltd is a SME company specialising in the design and supply of promotional brochures. The organisations they are commissioned by includes:
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