Module 10

Module 10, Closes Monday, April 6
PROJECT RESOURCE ALLOCATION. Read Chapter 9. Prepare written responses to Material Review Questions 1 and 8, and Problems 3, 7, and 10. Answer The Critical Care Hospital incident at the end of Chapter 9. Class Discussion Questions 12, 13 and 15. See below for instructions how to submit this homework.


This chapter extends the previous one on scheduling into the area of allocating resources among the activities of a project, or among multiple projects competing for the same resources. Again, a number of models and approaches are described and illustrated.

Learning Modules
Submodule 10A Allocating Resources
Submodule 10B Spring 2006 Closure
Submodule 10C Spring 2010 Closure

There are 25 points for this module's homework. (No quiz again 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 1 and 8, Class Discussion Questions 12 and 13. 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 about submitting problems 3, 7, and 10.

c.) Group Homework
We will use the Group Discussion to discuss a slightly modified version of Class Discussion Question 15 and the Critical Care Hospital incident. The forums were started: Module10 Question 15, and Module 10 Critical Care. 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 in the e-mail used to submit 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 may be provided for pointing out any typo's or glitches in the material.

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