Continuation of Week 1 Case Study
Remember the old saying, “A project plan is not a schedule until resources are committed.” This exercise illustrates this sometimes subtle, but important point. Using your files from Part 1, input resources and their costs if you have not already done so. All information is found in Tables A2.1 and A2.2, pages 644 – 646.
Note: Use any project management tool that you have available to you. However, ProjectLibre project management software is free and can be found at www.projectlibre.com
Prepare a memo (500 words) that addresses the following questions:
1. Which if any of the resources are overallocated?
2. Assume that the project is time constrained and try to resolve any overallocation problems by leveling within slack. What happens?
3. What is the impact of leveling within slack on the sensitivity of the network?
4. Assume the project is resource-constrained and resolve any overallocation problems by leveling outside of slack. What happens? Can be found on pages 642 and 643.
*Include a Gantt chart with the schedule table after leveling outside of slack.
Note: No splitting of activities is allowed. No partial assignments (e.g., 50 percent). All resources must be assigned 100 percent.
Title: Project Management: The Managerial Process
Authors: Clifford F. Gray, Erik W. Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2020-01-09