Reference (Please make sure you use in text citations)
Meredith, J. R., & Mantel, S. J., Jr. (2012). Project management: A managerial approach (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Unit V Responses should be atleast 200 words
As a senior manager, you oversee a project with a total estimated cost of 245 engineer – months of effort. Three months ago, however, the project had fallen behind by about 25 engineer – months so you authorized the hiring of three additional engineers, which you felt should more than make up for the delay in the remaining year of the project (3 x 12 months = 36 engineer – months). You have just received the latest quarterly project status report and are surprised to learn that the project is now 40 engineer – months behind schedule! Your ﬁrst reaction is to calculate how many more engineers need to be hired to make up for the increased delay. Using Brooks’ concept of the Mythical Man-Month, explain what might be happening here.
Explain what must be identified in order to construct a network. What are the strengths and weaknesses of AOA and AON techniques?
Analyze and explain this idea: How does multitasking make it difficult to accurately resource-level a project?
When resource-leveling a project, a number of heuristics can help us prioritize those activities that should receive resources first. Explain how each of the following heuristics works and give an example:
- Activities with the smallest slack
- Activities with the smallest duration
- Activities with the lowest identification number
- Activities with the most successor tasks
Activities requiring the most resources