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Project Management- Critical Path Analysis

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Project management

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The company xxx (FROM THE ASSIGNMENT 1) decided to go on with Audio helping system.  The project team creates the  work breakdown structure by identifying the major functional deliverables and subdividing those deliverables into smaller systems. The team also performed Project Time management analysis (:Defined  Activities,  Sequenced Activities,  Estimated Activity Resources, and  Estimated Activity Duration

The result of their work is presented in the Table 1.

 

Table 1

Acivity Abreviation Duration in Days Predecessor
Recording

Spectaral analysis and calculation

Technical Requirements

Contacting suppliers

Board design

Algorithm development

Embedded system

Testing

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

30

60

15

15

20

90

90

10

 

A

B

C

C

B

F, D, E

G

 

TASK 1 (16 marks)

Develop Project Schedule network:

  1. Draw Network Diagram
  2. Determine Critical path
  3. Forward Pass Calculation (Early Start, Early Finish)
  4. Backward Pass Calculation (Late Start, Late Finish)
  5. Slack (Float) Calculation.

The calculations have to be commented using at least 3-5 sentences for explanation, and scenarios.

TASK 2 (16 marks)

Table 2. SCHEDULE AND COST PERFORMANCE BASELINE

Acivity Abreviation Duration in Days Allocated cost of project [$]
Recording

Analysis and calculation

Technical Requirements

Contacting suppliers

Board design

Algorithm development

Embedded system

Testing

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

30

60

15

15

20

90

90

10

4000

12000

3000

2000

5000

18000

18000

2000

Recorder+ one person

2 engineers

1 engineer

1 admin

1 engineers

2  engineers

2 engineers

1 tester

 

  1. Using previously done Project Time management analysis, Estimate planed start and finishing date for each activity along the critical path.
  2. Project management team decided that for the Performance report it is the best to choose the day when the Embedded system programing is completed. After analysis the project management team was found that only 75% of the work on the Embedded system is done and $16500 are spend.
  3. Draw Actual Performance table
  4. Calculate Cost Variance (CV) , Shedule variance (SV), Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Shedule performance Index (SPI)
  • Analyse situation and possible scenarios.
  1. Perform Forecast analysis by calculating: Budget at completion (BAS); Estimate at Completion (EAS); Estimate to complete (ETC) and Variance at Completion(VAC)
  2. Calculate “To Complete Performance Index” and give a comment

 

TASK 3 (8 marks)

Comment what has to be done for Quality control. And what will be the best Metrics.

Note:

  • This assignment is worth 40% of the assessment marks for this subject. Assignment has to have less than 3500 words.

 

  • References must be presented in approved standard form (e.g. Harvard) and the reference list presented alphabetically by author. Please note that the software program Turnitin may be used in assessing your assignment.

The company xxx (FROM THE ASSIGNMENT 1) decided to go on with Audio helping system. The project team creates the work breakdown structure by identifying the major functional deliverables and subdividing those deliverables into smaller systems. The team also performed Project Time management analysis (:Defined Activities, Sequenced Activities, Estimated Activity Resources, and Estimated Activity Duration

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