Review Questions - Chapter 3
1. Contrast the following terms:
a) Critical path scheduling, Gantt network diagramming, slack time
Network diagramming is a critical path scheduling technique whose sequence of task activities directly affect the completion date of a project. A major strength for network diagramming is its ability to represent how completion dates can vary for activates or task and is more used that Gantt Charts. Gantt charts visually show slack time available within an earliest start and latest finish duration where a network diagram show this by data within activity rectangles.
b) Project, project management, project manager
A project is a planned undertaking ...view middle of the document...
o To take advantage of business opportunities such as providing an innovative service to customers through the creation of a new system.
o Solve business problems such as modifying the way an existing system processes data.
7. List various project team communication methods and describe an example of the type of information that might be shared among team members using each method.
o Project workbook – informs and is permanent record
o Meetings and minutes - from meetings informs and is permanent record
o Seminars and workshops – informational only
o Project newsletters – informational only
o Status Reports – informational only
o Specification documents - inform and permanent record
o Bulletin boards – informational only
o Memos – informational only
o Brown bag lunches – informational only
o Hallway discussions – resolve issues
10. Describe the steps involved in making a Gantt chart
o Identify each activity to be completed in the project.
o Work breakdown structure is the process of dividing the project into manageable tasks and logically ordering them to ensure a smooth evaluation between tasks.
o Determine time estimates and calculate the expected completion time for each activity using PERT.