I use the critical path method often with our mid to large project schedules I

I use the critical path method often with our mid to

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I use the critical path method often with our mid to large project schedules. Ihave found it to be very helpful as the unexpected issue which always come up.Knowing the critical path has made modifying the schedule very timely. Makinginformed decions using this method has helped in minimizing going overdeadlines.Nicholas CluffThread:Chris Holder #3Post:Chris Holder #3Author:Posted Date:February 24, 2016 2:39 PMStatus:Published3. What types of projects have been subjected to critical path analysis? Providean example or two of projects that have used critical path analysis.A diverse set of projects have used critical path analysis. Businesses thatregularly use this approach include automobile manufacturing, construction,and computer software. Recently a product development project that usesChristopher Holder
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...7/28(Post is Read)critical path scheduling and analysis has commenced at Union Pacific Railroad.It will build the next iteration of crew management software and is hoped it canbe sold to other class I railroads for profit.There are several characteristics necessary for projects to be subjected tocritical path analysis. Typically projects that have a definitive complete date orcriteria; the project tasks are typically well defined. Projects with tasks that areindependent of each other that may commence without another task beingcompleted; these tasks don’t need to be finished in a given sequence. Projectsthat do have tasks that are dependent require a clear sequence. Finally, once atask has started it should continue until completion without being interrupted.An example would be a company who is upgrading their hardware and softwarefor the machines on the production lines. The project is completed when allupgrades have been finished. The project manager would need to work withthe production manager to determine when to take down particular machines tominimize the operation’s impact. Some machines may have very little impactand can be upgraded without care of what other machine is being upgraded.Other machines may require that they are the only one being upgraded. Theoperations manager would not want to stop his/her operation more than oncethus a machine should be completely upgraded when it’s taken down; itshouldn’t have to be taken down more than once.Thread:Chris Holder #3Post:RE: Chris Holder #3Author:Posted Date:February 27, 2016 4:38 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)Good description ­ personally, I feel that almost any process can benefit fromthe theory of a critical path. I know that in theory a critical path needs abeginning and a definite end date in order to be completely identified.However, even an ongoing process and establish arbitrary completion dates thatwould lead to higher productivity and profits. Those productivity levels cna be

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