The Maser is a new custom-designed sports car. An analysis of the task of building the Maser reveals the following list of relevant activities, their immediate predecessors, and their duration.
Order special accessories
Attach axles, wheels, gas tank
Build body shell
Build transmission and drivetrain
Fit doors to body shell
F, H, K
Accept delivery of special accessories
Mount body and accessories on chassis
M, O, P, Q
Road test car
Attach exterior trim
Draw a network diagram for the project.
Mark the critical path and state its length.
If the Maser has to be completed 2 days earlier, would it help to i.
Buy preassembled transmissions and drivetrains?
Install robots to halve engine-building time?
Speed delivery of special accessories by 3 days?
How might resources be borrowed from activities on the non-critical path to speed activities on the critical path?
MANAGING HARD ROCK’S ROCKFEST
At the Hard Rock Café, like many organizations, project management is a key planning tool. With Hard Rock’s constant growth in hotels and cafes, remodeling of existing cafes, scheduling for Hard Rock Live concert and event venues, and planning the annual Rockfest, managers rely on project management techniques and software to maintain schedule and budget performance.
“Without Microsoft Project” says Hard Rock Vice-President Chriss Tomasso, “there is no way to keep so many people on the same page.” Tomasso is in charge of the Rockfest event, which is attended by well over 100,000 enthusiastic fans. The challenge is pulling it off...
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