ENCE 320 Chapter 6 Questions p.175 1. Why does the scheduling function depend on the planning function? The scheduling function depends on the planning function because they both rely heavily on time estimates. Developing the planning function means creating time estimates that, although not completely accurate, can be used in determining how to schedule a project. 2. Describe what an activity duration estimate is. An activity duration estimate is the estimated time each activity in a project is expected for completion. Sometimes the time is determined by previous data in which the same activity was completed, otherwise it is more of a guesstimate. It is possible for an activity to have an estimated duration of 0. These activities include dummy activities. 3. Why might a contractor prefer to state a project completion time in terms of number of days after the project starts rather than a specific date? Rather than having a specific date for completion, the contractor would
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