Consider the following network for a small maintenance project (all times are in days;
network proceeds from node 1 to node 7):
a. Draw an arrow diagram representing the project.
b. What is the critical path and associated time?
c. What is the total s
ThUnder Constructions would like to thank District School, for the opportunity to be
considered as the construction of a new instructional shop building at your campus. We
recognize that there are many suit
In October 2003 Franklin Electronics won an 18-month labor-intensive product development contract
awarded by Spokane Industries. The award was a cost reimbursable contract with a cost target of $2.66
million and a fixed fee of 6.75 pe
Case Study Analysis: The Reluctant Workers
Tim Aston, a young Project Manager only three months into the company, is experiencing difficulty with the
operation of his project. The case study is a dialog between Tim and his director, Phil Davies, concernin
1213 Draw the network and identify the critical path. Also calculate the earliestlatest starting and
finishing times for each activity:
F, G, H
Reasons for cost overun
Main cause of the lower profit has been cost overruns. When we have been willing to enhance profit then
we should diminish the cost overruns. Cost overruns do not happen but they have been caused through
Under estimated costs
When to bring the project manager on board has always been a problem. For each of the
following situations, identify the advantages and disadvantages.
a. The project manager is brought on board at the beginning of the conceptual phase but acts
only as an
The Trophy Project
The ill-fated Trophy Project was in trouble right from the start. Reichart, who had
been an assistant project manager, was involved with the project from its
conception. When the Trophy Project was accepted by the company, Reichart
1211 What are the major difficulties with PERT, and how can they be overcome?
While the PERT Formula in many cases is a very helpful tool, there are limitations to the formula.
The PERT formula requires to much work: It takes a lot of work to come up w
Ways to construct the culture and structure of the organization.
Familiarize yourself with new products.
Re-aligning the organization
Enjoy the success.
First of all why culture needs to be changed?
Cant we survive with the current str
Crosby Manufacturing Corporation
Wilfred Livingston the president of Crosby Manufacturing Corporation had called for
a meeting with the department managers to resolve the problem they have with their
management cost and control systems (MCCS) and to incre
Crosby Manufacturing Corporation
1. Compose a synopsis of the case, using a maximum of 120 words.
Wilfred Livingston the president of Crosby Manufacturing Corporation had called a
meeting with the department managers to resolve the problem they have with
151 Do cost overruns just happen, or are they caused?
Yes Cost overruns happen in normal business. It is the situation when cost exceeds the budget
cost. It may occur due to many reasons.
It is due to
1. Poor estimates
2. Poor project management
Many manufacturing facilities generate and update production schedules, which
are plans that state when certain controllable activities (e.g., processing of jobs by
resources) should take place. In manufacturing systems with a wide variety
Organization culture is the personality of an organization that guides how employees
think and act on job. It reflects the demonstrated values and principles of the workplace,
permeating everything an organization does. As a mid level manager in
15-29. The data identified below was listened in a projects latest status report:
BCWS = $36,000
BCWP = $30,000
ACWP = $33,000
BAC = $1,20,000
Original length of the project 10 months
Using this calculate the following:
a. What are the values for CPI
The Effects of Integration on R&D Incentives
in Systems Markets
Jay Pil Choi*
Revised, December 2002
We consider a systems market where two complementary components must be used in
combination to prov
Below are seven factors that must be considered before finalizing a schedule. Explain how a
base case schedule can change as a result of each of these:
Introduction or acceptance of the product in the marketplace
Present or planned manpower availability
June 27, 2014
Over the past fifteen years technology have change our views on socially acceptable,
privacy, and birth of genres.
In the past fifteen years technology has change in computer hardware, software, and