Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path

Chapter 10. Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks 

Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each chapter. Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

Consider a project such as moving to a new neighborhood, completing a long-term school assignment, or even cleaning your bedroom. Develop a set of activities necessary to accomplish that project, and then order them in a precedence manner to create sequential logic. Explain and defend the number of steps you identified and the order in which you placed those steps for best completion of the project.
In crashing a project, we routinely focus on those activities that lie on the critical path, not activities with slack time. Explain why this is the case.

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