Opm 300 Critical Path of Rockfest

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 499
  • Published : February 6, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
The Critical Path of Rockfest
Karen E. Wilkerson
TUI
OPM
300
Dr. Joseph Thomas
June 05, 2011

The Critical Path of Rock Fest
Project management is one of the key tools that Hard Rock Café uses to plan. Hard Rock’s Vice-President, Chris Tomasso states “there is no way to keep so many people on the same page.” Over 100,000 fans attend the Rock Fest. It is not easy to plan an event like this one within the 9 month time frame in which Tomasso must use. The challenge is staying on track. This is done by using a MS project chart. Managers rely on project management techniques and software to maintain schedule and budget performance. Before beginning the project management process, you have to identify the most important task. These task consist of talent booking, ticketing, marketing/PR, online promotion, television, show production, travel, sponsorships, operations, and merchandising. The chart below will give a better understanding.

Activity
TimeEarly
StartEarly
FinishLate
StartLate
FinishSlack
Project34
A707070
B37107100
C3710182111
D5101510150
E6152115210
F4212521250
G2252725270
H4101416206
I4141820246
J10182824346
K21012212311
L3151823268
M8182626348
N61016283418
O7273427340
P20103014344
Q4101419239
R4141823279
S3252831346
T471113176
U6111717236
V71118233012
W41822303412
X8172323316
Y61016222812
Z61622283412

This chart states that the critical path is A, D, E, F, G, O. Therefore the project will be completed in 34 weeks. Some of the major challenges a project manager faces when dealing with something such as this. The manager should plan all aspects of the project. The manager must have a plan that will enable them to keep their commitment to perform successfully. The manager should make sure that the manpower stays organized for the...
tracking img