Project management

Project management

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1. Table 1 indicates the sequence and interdependence of the 13 activities (A – N) which together are required to develop a bespoke system. The durations (in weeks) of each of the activities are given in the table
Table 1
Activity Description Duration (wks) Precedence
A Requirement Gathering 4 –
B Task Allocation 3 –
C Business Analysis 5 A
D Systems Analysis 2 –
E Unit Test 4 A
F Coding 4 C.,B,G
G Systems Testing 8 D
H Cosmetic System Change 7 D
J User Acceptance Testing 7 E
K Implementation Planning 2 J,F
L Resource Allocation 3 H
M Implementation 5 K,L
N Handover 4 M

(a) Construct a network diagram identifying the following: LO1
i. Earliest Start Time (EST)
ii. Latest Finish Time (LFT)
iii. Total Float on each activities
iv. Critical Path for the project (40 marks)

b) Assume that there is a delay of 6 weeks in completing activity G. Analyse one action that the Project Manager could take to avoid exceeding the current length of the critical path. (30 marks)
2. Evaluate five Risks associated with this project and suggest actions to manage these risks
(30 marks)
LO3, LO4

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