Joe has worked for Blanque Cheque Construction (BCC) for 5 years, chiefly in administrative positions. 3 months ago, he was informed that he was being transferred to firm's project management group. Joe was excited because he identified that project management was typically career path to top in BCC, and everyone had to show the ability to "get their feet wet" by successfully running projects.
Joe had just left meeting with his superior, Jill, who allotted him project management responsibilities for new construction project company had successfully bid. Project consisted of creating small commercial property that owners hoped to turn into a strip mall, directly across the street from a suburban college campus. Size of property and building costs made it prudent to create property for four stores of roughly equal size. Beyond that wish, owners make it clear to BCC that all project management related with developing site was BCC's responsibility.
Joe sat in his office at BCC trying to create reasonable project plan, comprising laying out some of significant project activities. At this point, he was content to stick with general levels of activities; which is, he did not wish to get too specific yet regarding different construction steps for developing site.
a. Create project network consisting of at least 20 steps which must be done to complete the project. Make sure to point to some degree of precedence relationship among activities.
b. Assume you now wanted to compute duration estimates for these activities. How would you make use of approaches? Are some more useful than others?
i. Expert opinion
ii. Past history
iii. Mathematical derivation
c. Joe was trying to make decision which scheduling format to use for his planning: AON or AOA. prepare down some of the issues which Joe must first consider prior to selecting between these methods?