Monday, May 20, 2019


PROBLEMA 1 The Maser is a new custom-designed sports car. An analysis of the task of building the Maser reveals the following reheel of relevant activities, their immediate predecessors, and their duration. Job LetterDescriptionImmediate Predecessor(s)Normal Time (days) AStart 0 BDesignA8 COrder special accessoriesB0. 1 DBuild frameB1 EBuild doorsB1 FAttach axles, wheels, gas tankD1 GBuild body shellB2 HBuild transmittal and drivetrainB3 IFit doors to body shellG, E1 JBuild engine B4 KBench-test engineJ2 LAssemble chassisF, H, K1MRoad-test chassisL0. 5 NPaint bodyI2 OInstall wiringN1 PInstall interiorN1. 5 QAccept delivery of special accessoriesC5 RMount body and accessories on chassisM, O, P, Q1 SRoad test carR0. 5 TAttach exterior trimS1 UFinishT0 a)Draw a network diagram for the design. b)Mark the critical grade and state its length. c)If the Maser has to be completed 2 days earlier, would it help to i. Buy preassembled transmissions and drivetrains? ii. Install robots to hal ve engine-building time? iii. Speed delivery of special accessories by 3 days? )How might resources be borrowed from activities on the non-critical path to speed activities on the critical path? PROBLEMA 2 MANAGING HARD ROCKS ROCKFEST At the Hard tilt Cafe, like many organizations, project management is a key planning tool. With Hard Rocks constant growth in hotels and cafes, remodeling of existing cafes, scheduling for Hard Rock Live concert and event venues, and planning the annual Rockfest, managers desire on project management techniques and software to maintain schedule and budget performance. Without Microsoft hurtle says Hard Rock Vice-President Chriss Tomasso, there is no way to keep so many people on the same page. Tomasso is in charge of the Rockfest event, which is attended by well over 100,000 enthusiastic fans. The challenge is pulling it off deep down a tight 9-month planning horizon. As the event approaches, Tomasso devotes greater energy to its activities. For t he first 3 months, Tomasso updates his MS Project charts monthly. Then at the 6-month mark, he updates his progress weekly. At the 9-month mark, he checks and corrects his schedule twice a week.Early in the project management process, Tomasso identifies 10 study tasks (called 2 acti vities in a work division structure, or WBS) talent booking, ticketing, marketing/PR, online promotion, television, show production, travel, sponsorships, trading operations, and merchandising. Using a WBS, each of these is further divided into a series of subtasks. T qualified 1 identifies 26 of the major activities and subactivities, their immediate predecessors, and time estimates. Tomasso enters all of these into the MS Project software. Tomasso alters the MS Project document and the time line as the project progresses. Its okay to miscellanea it as long as you keep on track. he states. The day of the rock concert itself is not the end of the project planning. Its nothing but surprises. A band n ot being able to get to the venue because of traffic jams is a surprise, but an anticipated surprise. We had an helicopter on stand-by ready to navigate the band in, says Tomasso. On completion of Rockfest in July, Tomasso and his team have a 3-month reprieve before outset the project planning process again. Discussion Questions 1. Identify the critical path and its activities for Rockfest. How long does the project coin? . Which activities have a slack time of 8 weeks or more? 3. Identify five major challenges a project manager faces in events such as this one. 4. Why is a work sectionalization structure useful in a project such as this? Take the 26 activities and block them into what you think should be level 2, level 3 and level 4 tasks. TABLE 1 some(prenominal) of the Major Activities and Subactivities in the Rockfest Plan. ActivityDescriptionImmediate Predecessor(s) Time (Weeks) AFinalize site and building contracts 7 BSelect local promoterA3 CHire production managerA3 DDe sign promotional electronic network siteB5 ESet TV dealD6FHire directorE4 GPlan for TV camera placementF2 HTarget headline entertainersB4 ITarget support entertainersH4 JTravel accomodations for talentI10 KSet venue cpacityC2 LTicketmaster contractD, K3 MOn-site ticketingL8 NSound and stagingC6 OPasses and stage credentialsG, R7 PTravel accomodations for staffB20 QHire sponsor coordinatorB4 RFinalize sponsorsQ4 SDefine/place signage for sponsorsR, X3 THire operations managerA4 UDevelop site planT6 VHire security directorT7 WSet police/fire security planV4 XPower, plumbing, AC, toilet servicesU8 YSecure merchandise dealsB6 ZOnline merchadise salesY6

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