Project management /
Pages: 4 (973 words) /
Published: Aug 6th, 2015
1. Why do you think schedule issues often cause the most conflicts on projects?
Schedules may be viewed differently in other cultures as well and Project managers must be aware of these concerns. Sometimes the original schedule was not realistically thought out and was too aggressive. Another reason is that time continues to move forward no matter what is being done to manage it. Careful consideration must be exercised to keep this perspective in mind during the time management process. Project contingencies will arise in the development of complex systems and these will need to be addressed. Also, people tend to build in too much safety time into their task completion estimates, but fail to utilize this allotted time and succumb to student syndrome, which basically means waiting until the last minute to begin the task and rushing through it quickly. This misuse of the available time causes projects to fall behind because too much false safety is consuming the time resource that was never utilized on the project. Finally, scheduling is an imprecise process and involves many people issues which adds to greater uncertainty. The scope of the project must be clearly defined and a detailed Work Breakdown Structure must be organized so a realistic work schedule can be assembled.
2. Why is defining activities a process of project time management instead of project scope management?
It is a process of project time management because its process is to identify specific actions that need to be performed to produce project deliverables in a given time. Its activities are smaller decomposed components of the project work packages, which represent the work necessary to complete the work package.
3. Why is it important to determine activity sequencing on projects? Discuss diagrams you have seen that are similar to network diagrams. Describe their similarities and differences.
If activity sequencing is not defined, then you cannot use