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Week 3 Essay Questions - create pre-production plan...

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PM586 Week 3 Essay Questions Essay Question #1 : Will the Huntsville Plant Project be ready by the June 30, 2012, deadline set by the board of directors? What options might be open to ensure this deadline is met, if the current schedule indicates the Huntsville plant project will not be ready in time? The Huntsville Plant Project may not be ready by June 30, 2012. The project distribution phase ends on July 7, 2012, which is a week after the deadline. So it seems that the project will not be completed by June 30, 2012. There are a few options that if followed properly can ensure that the Project meets the deadline or even finish a few weeks before the deadline. - Make sure the tasks on the critical path are monitored so they don’t cause delays. Some of these tasks would include: prepare site, install equipment, perform production start-up, select architect,
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Unformatted text preview: create pre-production plan, establish building concept, create building design, procure site, obtain permits and approvals, construct building, perform pre-production run and begin distribution.- Project scheduling and planning should be done with consent, so changes that are important can be implemented early on. Essay Question #2 : Are there any resources over-allocated? If yes, during which month(s), and what are some ways this might be addressed? Yes. The over-allocated resources consist of: Facility Spet – April 17 th – April 28 th 2011 Project Manager – April 17th Corp. Personnel – April 17th Product Spet – April 17th Manufacturing Engineer – April 17 th- Hiring consultants to make up for the shortage of in-house experts....
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