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Construct a network diagram
Course:- Project Management
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Q1.

Table 1 indicates the sequence and interdependence of the 10 activities (A - K) which together are required to develop a bespoke system. The durations (in weeks) of each of the activities are given in the table

Activity

Description

Duration (wks)

Precedence

A

Requirement Gathering

27

-

B

Business Analysis

24

-

C

Systems Analysis

21

-

D

Coding

21

A

E

Unit Test

22

B

F

Module Testing

27

C

G

Systems Testing

22

F

H

User Acceptance Testing

22

G,E

J

Implementation

22

H

K

Handover

23

D, J

(a) Construct a network diagram identifying the following:

i. Earliest Start Time(EST)
ii. Latest Finish Time (LFT)
iii. Total Float on each activities D, F & J
iv. Critical Path for the project

b) Assume that there is a delay of 3 weeks in completing activityH. Analyseone action that the Operations Manager could take to avoid exceeding the current length of the critical path.

Q2.

The resource-based view of the firm is one of the most influential current theories in operations strategy (Slack, 2007). Critically evaluate and argue how firms' should consider resource based view during the location selection process?

Differentiate and accurately distinguish between the need for organised interaction between the role of design and management within operations strategy.

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