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BADM318-01 Dengyu Wu Chapter 6 Case Study: Springville Question: 1. If you were the project manager, which method would you use, and why? Gantt chart is used for illustrating schedules; CPM chart stands for critical path methods, uses estimates to allow time/cost trade-offs to be used; PERT chart is an acronym that stands for program evaluation and review technique. In the case, the criterion involve easy to use, shows durations of tasks, shows milestones, can see the flow of work, can see the sequence of events, can depict which tasks can be undertaken at the same time, and can tell how far tasks are from completion. However, if I were the project manager, I would use both CPM and PERT as the method of building the fire station.
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Unformatted text preview: First of all, one disadvantage of Gantt chart is, it cannot adequately show the interrelationships between the activities and the resources. However, PERT and CPM are network techniques which have the ability to consider precedence relationships and interdependency of activities. On complex projects, PERT and CPM work better than the simpler Gantt charts does. Moreover, PERT and CPM have the same objective and use similar analysis. Using PERT and CPM, managers can get information about entire project schedule, critical and noncritical activities, on-time completion probability, time-money-resources allocation reviews for each activity, and to develop a way to complete the project sooner at the least cost....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course BADM 318 taught by Professor Mitra during the Spring '12 term at British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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