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Quinae. Carswell
April 7, 2013
Week 5 Assignment

Part 1: Textbook Exercises

Complete the following exercises:

* Exercise 4 on p. 186 of course text.
Draw a project network from the following information.
B: Survey Designed
C: Target Market Identified
A: Contract Signing

G: Demographics
D: Data Collection

E: Develop Presentation

H: Presentation

F: Analyze Results

What activity(s) is a burst activity?
Larson & Gray defines a burst activity as an activity that has more than one activity immediately following it. It appears that D: Data Collection is the burst activity of this project network.

What activity is a merge activity?
A merge activity is an activity that has more than one activity immediately preceding it. It appears that H: Presentation is the merge activity because it is the last activity and has everything preceding it.

* Exercise 10 on p. 188.

J.Wold, project manager of Print Software, Inc, wants you to prepare a project network, compute the early, late, and slack activity times; determine the planned project duration; and identify the critical path. His assistant has collected the following information for the Color Printer Drivers Software Project:

Review design features|
8| B| 10|
0| | |
8| 2| 10|
Program and test|
10| E| 70|
0| | |
10| 60| 70|

External Specifications|
70| H| 90|
0| | |
70| 20| 90|

External specifications|
0| A| 8|
0| | |
0| 8| 8|
Document new features|
8| C| 11|
57| | |
63| 3| 68|

External Specifications|
11| F| 13|
57| | |
68| 2| 70|
External Specifications|
90| J| 100|
0| | |
90| 10| 100|
Write software|
8| D| 68|
10| | |
18| 60| 78|
External Specifications|
68| G| 70|
10| | |
78| 2| 80|
External Specifications|
70| I| 80|
10| | |
80| 10| 90|
External Specifications|
100| K| 112|
0| | |
100| 12| 112|
External Specifications|
112| L| 115|
0| | |
112| 3| 115|
LEGEND|
ES| ID| EF|
SL| | |
LS| DUR| LF|

A. Determine the planned project duration = 115 Days

B. Identify the critical path – A, B, E, H, J, K, L

Exercise 19 on p. 193.

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2| B| 6|
12| | |
14| 4| 18|
|
18| E| 36|
0| | |
18| 18| 36|
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36| I| 50|
5| | |
41| 14| 55|

|
0| A| 2|
0| | |
0| 2| 2|
|
2| C| 8|
0| | |
2| 6| 8|

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2| D| 10|
18| | |
20| 8| 28|
LEGEND|
ES| ID| EF|
SL| | |
LS| DUR| LF|
|
10| F| 15|
15| | |
28| 2| 30|

|
15| G| 45|
15| | |
30| 5| 45|

|
25| H| 5|
15| | |
40| 5| 45|
|
45| J| 60|
0| | |
45| 15| 60|

Which activities on the critical path have only the start or finish of the activity on the critical path? Larson and Gray(2011) describe the critical path as the network path that has the least slack in common. (p. 176) It appears that activities A, B, E, H, & J are the critical path of this network.
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