Critical Path Method and Path Expected Time Essay

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BADM 425 -- Problem Assignment #10
Project Management (20 pts.)
Due: by 11:59 P.M. (CT) 05/04/15

This assignment has two separate problems. Complete the following problems and submit the file (in MS Word format) to the appropriate D2L drop box for this assignment. You must show me your work (computations) in this document in order to earn the credit. Handwriting on the screen or uploading a photo of handwritten work is unacceptable. I expect you to use the editing capabilities of MS Word to complete this problem -- I must be able to evaluate your responses. Do not change the filename (425Problem10.docx) when you submit the file to the dropbox.

1. 1Using the information in the following project diagram where deterministic times are in days:

a) Complete the following table.

Activity
Time
ES
LS
EF
LF
Slack
Critical Path (y/n)
A
5
0
0
5
5
0
No
B
5
0

5

5
Yes
C
4
0

4

4
No
D
6
5

11

6
No
E
9
5

14

9
Yes
F
2
5

0
Yes
G
3
0
0

0
Yes
H
6
4

10

6
No
I
1
6
0
7

0
No

b) Identify all paths, their expected times, and total slack for each path in the project and specify the critical path. What is the expected project duration?
The expected duration time is 19 days.
A,D,F, and G. 5+6+2+3= 16
B,E,f and G are the critical path because it is the longest path = 5+9+2+3= 19
C,H, and I = 4+6+1 = 11
C,H, and G = 4+6+3 = 13

2. 2Bull Dozier, Project Superintendent for the Carefully Planned Monuments (CPM) Co., is about to begin a project comprised of the following six activities:

TIME ESTIMATES (days) ACTIVITY PRECEDED BY…