XXX New system7    57.25d?           As Soon As Possible  NA

proposal Creation       33d      As Soon As Possible  NA

Inventory Current Equipment           3d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Asses current departments needs      3d        Finish No Earlier Than           Fri 11/25/11

Design and diagram new system       5d        Start No Earlier Than Wed 11/23/11

Proposal to accounting           3d        Finish No Earlier Than           Wed 10/26/11

Research to products and services     7d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Vendor Selection       35d      As Soon As Possible  NA

Issue RFP’s     12d      Finish No Later Than Mon 11/14/11

Evaluate Bids 4d        Start No Earlier Than Mon 11/14/11

Award Contract         0d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Implement System     7d?      As Soon As Possible  NA

Purchase Equipment   4d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Install wiring  3d        As Soon As Possible  NA

install hardware          2d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Install software          2d        As Soon As Possible  NA

Test System    1d?      As Soon As Possible  NA

Project Meeting          35.25d As Soon As Possible  NA

Project Meeting 1       35.25d As Soon As Possible  NA

XXX New system7    42d?    Wed 11/23/11 Thu 1/19/12

proposal Creation       21d      Wed 11/23/11 Wed 12/21/11

Inventory Current Equipment           3d        Wed 11/23/11 Fri 11/25/11

Asses current departments needs      3d        Mon 11/28/11 Wed 11/30/11 3

Design and diagram new system       5d        Thu 12/1/11    Wed 12/7/11   4

Proposal to accounting           3d        Thu 12/8/11    Mon 12/12/11 5

Research to products and services     7d        Tue 12/13/11   Wed 12/21/11 6

Vendor Selection       14d      Thu 12/22/11  Tue 1/10/12     2

Implement System     7d?      Wed 1/11/12   Thu 1/19/12    8

Purchase Equipment   4d        Wed 1/11/12   Mon 1/16/12

Install wiring  3d        Mon 1/16/12   Wed 1/18/12   13FS-1d

install hardware          2d        Tue 1/17/12     Wed 1/18/12   14FF

Install software          2d        Tue 1/17/12     Wed 1/18/12   15FF

Test System    1d?      Thu 1/19/12    Thu 1/19/12    “16,15″

Project Meeting          35.25d Wed 11/23/11 Wed 1/11/12

Project Meeting 1       35.25d Wed 11/23/11 Wed 1/11/12

Review questions

1) What is the difference between a task dependency and a task constraint?

A dependency task is dependent on relevant task as one finishes, the other starts, a correlation on the other hand is based on correlation and not on completion or start of another task.

2) Give a real-world situation when you might used the following task constraints

a) Start No Earlier Than

A large company should give constrains so that the set budget is achieve.

b) Start No Later Than

Resources requisitioned ahead of a given date might need to be purchased at a certain time hence have to work with the planned date.

c) Finish No Later Than

In the event of a birthday project we have to set so as it does not finish later than the given date

d) Finish No Earlier Than

If a project is to be rolled over, an earlier date ensures that the project is reviewed before launch

e) Must Finish On

A project that will determine set goals such as launching a company

f) Must Start On

If the project has a set time limit hence has to start on the given date meaning that there is need to utilize the task before

g) As Late As Possible

For instance an employee is paid but will perform if under pressure hence will be better if starts work late to get most out of it.

3) What is the importance of a baseline?

A baseline gives the progress ongoing with details on what the project has had since it began.