BONTE Geoffrey KERTESZ Samuel BONTE Geoffrey KERTESZ Samuel Professors : Elisabeth KJELLSTROM Nikos MACHERIDIS Professors : Elisabeth KJELLSTROM Nikos MACHERIDIS ASSIGNMENT 1: Essay on a case Greendale Stadium Case ASSIGNMENT 1: Essay on a case Greendale Stadium Case FEKH13 - Project Management A Business Perspective FEKH13 - Project Management A Business Perspective November 19 2012 November 19 2012 Questions 4th Edition of the book. 1. Will the project be able to be completed by the May 20 deadline? How long will it take? Yes, the project will be finished by March 27th 2009. That means 54 calendar days ahead of schedule.

It takes 695 days to be completed. 2. What is the critical path for the project? There are two critical paths that share the same beginning and end. They differ from only two separate activities: * Clear Stadium Site => Drive Support Piles => Pour Lower Concrete Bowl => Pour Main Concourse => Install Seats => Construct Steel Canopy => Light Installation => Inspection. * Clear Stadium Site => Drive Support Piles => Pour Lower Concrete Bowl => Construct Upper Steel Bowl => Install Seats => Construct Steel Canopy => Light Installation => Inspection.

If the total project time has to be reduced, the length of the critical path has to be shortened. The length of critical path is equal to the sum of durations of critical tasks. Here, it is equal to 695 days. Any delay of a critical task will delay the entire project. The essential technique for using CPM is to construct a model of the project that includes the following: * A list of all activities required to complete the project (typically categorized within a work breakdown structure), * The time (duration) that each activity will take to completion, * The dependencies between the activities. 3.

Based on the schedule would you recommend that G&E pursue this contract? Why? Include a one page Gantt chart for the stadium schedule. Yes as the estimated completion date is March 27th 2009. It is 54 calendar days ahead the deadline, 38 working days. It means that they have a buffer of 38 working days. Moreover, even if there are two critical paths, as mentioned they differed from only two separate activities. Finally, if too much delay occurs, weekend or over-time can be used to catch up. Defining the Project Project overview Project name: Greendale Baseball Stadium. Location: Greendale, Milwaukee, US (hypothesis).