Module 9

Information from Course Outline
Module 9, Closes Monday, March 30
PROJECT SCHEDULING. Read Chapter 8. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 6, 7 and 11, Problems 8, 21, 22 and 27 and the Yankee Chair Company incident at the end of Chapter 8. Class Discussion Questions 13 and 19. Group Project 3 Due on Monday, March 30.

This chapter covers the topic of scheduling, probably the most endxtensively covered subject dealing with project management. In addition to the usual models of PERT, Gantt charts, etc., the subject of scheduling in general is discussed. Also, some caveats are given in regard to using these models.

Learning Modules
Submodule 9A Scheduling
Submodule 9B Closure
Submodule 9C Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 9D Spring 2010 Closure

There are 25 points for this module's homework. (No quiz this week). a.) 5 points for the individual homework via e-mail b.) 10 points for the problems via e-mail, c.) 8 points for the group homework, d.) 2 points for the message to the instructor. All are described more below and at the end of the learning module.

a.) Individual Homework.
Write answers for Material Review Questions 6, 7, and 11, and Class Discussion Question 19. Combine them with the message to the instructor (see below). Send them via e-mail. I will grade these and send them back via e-mail.

b.) Problem Solving Homework. See the detailed instructions at the end of the learning module.

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss Class Discussion Question 13 and the Yankee Chair Company. The forums were started: Module09 Yankee and Module 09 Question 13. On the forum is the name of the "Project Manager" (PM) for that forum. You may work as a team in any way that you like, but the PM for that forum is responsible for gathering the final answers and presenting them.

d.) Message to the Instructor
Send the instructor a message by e-mail attached to the homework. Write a message to the instructor in Word. The message should include the answers to two questions: 1) What was the most useful or meaningful thing you learned from this module, and 2) what was the "muddiest" (least clear) item in the module. Some extra credit for pointing out any typo's or glitches in the material.

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