Types of Network Planning Models Discussion
I’m working on a science question and need a reference to help me understand better.
This task is to write a Critical Thinking Exercise only based on the Network Diagram attached.Reading:
R&D Project Analysis
The R&D department is planning to bid on a large project for the development of a
new communication system for commercial purposes. The table below shows the
activities, times and sequences required:
Activities, Times and Sequences Required
1. Draw the Network Diagrams for each situation
2. What is the critical path in each
3. Suppose you want to shorten the completion time as much as possible, and
you have the option of shortening any or all of B, C, D, and G each by one
week. Which would you shorten? Why?
4. What is the critical path and the earliest completion time based on your
analysis in #3 (above)? Explain your rationale.
(reference Chapter 4)
Network Planning-Critical Path Method:
Project Crashing – time modifications:
Create a report that summarizes your Network Diagram and answers the four
questions listed above. Your explanations of the topics presented above as
requested by the R&D Department. You may insert a portion of an Excel
spreadsheet into your paper showing the critical path. Other software solutions such
as Power Point or Microsoft Project may be inserted into your paper.
TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED.
Successful Critical Thinking Exercise will be three (3) to five (5) pages in length and
incorporate the information and knowledge gained in the course addressing the
areas defined in the Case and Rubric.
Solution a Network diagram :
b) Coritical paths
possible critical Barths will be! –
A-B-D-F-G-H = 1+ 4+ 2+2+2+3 = 14 weeks
A-B-D-E-H = 1+4+2+5+3= 15 weeks
AC-E-H = 1+ 3 + 5+3 = 12 weeks.
be – A-B-D-E,H.
critical path will
a) If Someone wants to shorten the completion time
much as possible, then he should start
activities which are present on
the mentioned activities. B, C, D, G activities
BID are present in critical
week each in activity. A-B-D-E-H
d) The critical path will be A-B-D-E-H
thus , earliest completion time =
1+ 3+1 +5+30
Competion time = 13 week.