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Week 5 Case Study
Operation Management
Abel Edouard
Keller Graduate School of Management
November 28, 2010
Walter Mamak

Managing Hard Rock's Rockfest
Identify the critical path and its activities for Rockfest. How long does the project take? The critical path is A-D-E-F-G-O
A Finalize and building contracts. Activity time 7 Early start 0 Early finish 7 Late start 0 Late Finish 7 Slack 0 D Design promotional Web site. Activity Time 5 Early Start 10 Early Finish 15 Late Start 10 Late Finish 15 Slack 0 E Set TV deal. Activity time 6 Early start 15 Early finish 21 Late start 15 Late Finish 21 Slack 0 F Hire director. Activity time 4 Early start 21 Early finish 25 Late start 21 Late Finish 25 Slack 0 G Plan for TV camera placement. Activity time 2 Early Start 25 Early finish 27 Late start 25 Late Finish 27 Slack 0 O Passes and stage credentials. Activity time 7 Early Start 27 Early finish 34 Late start 27 Late Finish 34 Slack 0 With the information provided, the project will take 34 weeks to complete. The critical path is in red color. Which activities have a slack time of 8 weeks or more?

With the information provided and the dependencies that I created based on my assumptions, these are the tasks that have more than 8wk slack time: Task P (finalize sponsors).
Since there are a lot of activities that are not linked (successors), it is somewhat difficult to predict additional activities with > 8wk slack time. Identify five major challenges a project manager faces in events such as this one. Some major challenges a project manager faces would be planning systematically all aspects of the project, and solicit active involvement from all functional areas involved, in order to obtain and maintain a realistic plan that satisfies their commitment. a. Rain delays in the construction. b. Government agency permits for construction delays. c. Telecommuting. d. Missing tools for the construction. e.Unstrict management. They would need to hire more...
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