Develop a resource schedule and draw a loading chart to see if it is possible to complete the project in 10 months with only 2 machines

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Question 1. [10 Marks]

You are a project manager who is tasked to produce a driverless truck. To do this, you first need to build and test a prototype of driverless truck in the lab. Below are activities involved to build the truck. Each activity has the duration and its predecessor activities.

Activity

Description

Duration

Predecessor

1

Design

5

N/A

2

Procure prototype parts

8

1

3

Fabricate parts

6

1

4

Assemble prototype

5

2,3

5

Laboratory test

6

4

6

Field test

8

5

7

Adjust design

5

6

8

Order stock components

5

7

9

Order custom components

10

7

10

Assemble test production unit

10

8, 9

11

Test unit

5

10

12

Document results

3

11

Your next steps are:

  1. Build an AoN diagram with forward and backward pass to find the ES, LS, EF, LF and Slack days for each activity listed above. (Note: Assume the first activity starts on day 0) [10 marks]
  2. Find the critical path in your AoN diagram and the total duration of the project. [3 marks]
  3. Transfer all information from the AoN diagram to MS Project and create a Gantt Chart. (Note: Base your plan on the following guidelines: eight-hour days, seven-day weeks, no holiday breaks, 2nd January is the project start date.). [7 marks]

Instructions: You are to submit all answers in the PDF document (this includes copying and pasting the AoN diagram and any diagrams from MS Project).

Question 2. [10 Marks]

Read the Advantage Energy Technology data Centre Migration (Case study 6.1, Chapter 6, pages 206-207) from your textbook and answer the following sub-questions:

  1. Generate a priority matrix for AET’s system move and provide a justification for your choices [2 Marks]
  2. Develop a WBS table for Brian’s project. Include duration (days) and predecessors. [3 Marks]
  3. Develop an AoN diagram with forward and backward pass to find the ES, LS, EF, LF and Slack days for each activity listed above. (Note: Assume the first activity starts on day 0) [10 Marks]
  4. Use Microsoft Project or some other project management software available to you to develop a schedule for this project. (5 Marks)

(Note: Base your plan on the following guidelines: eight-hour days, seven-day weeks, no holiday breaks, 1st March is the project start date.).

Question 3. [10 Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]

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Question 4. [10 Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]

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  1. a) Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions. Research and find an example online of two difficult business decisions.
  2. b) Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total). Write a paragraph in your own words to describe each decision (1/2 1 page total).
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Question 5. [10 Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]Marks]

  1. a) On day 47 a project has an earned value of $650, an actual cost of $690, and a planned cost of $590. Compute the SV, CV, and CPI for the project. What is your assessment of the project on day 51?
  2. b) Given the project network and baseline information below, complete the form to develop a status report for the project at the end of period 5 and the end of period 9.
  3. c) From the data you have collected and computed for periods 5 and 9, what information are you prepared to tell the customer about the status of the project at the end of period 9?

Use the following information to help you to produce a report for period 5 and period 9

End of Period 5

Task

Actual % Complete

EV

AC

PV

CV

SV

A

Finished

310

420

B

55%

1100

830

C

39%

530

650

D

0%

0

E

0%

Cumulative Totals

End of Period 9

Task

Actual % Complete

EV

AC

PV

CV

SV

A

Finished

310

420

B

Finished

2500

2500

C

Finished

1700

1700

D

30%

400

0

E

39%

400

0

F

5%

0

0

Cumulative Totals

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