Class Discussion Questions

1. Why are large fluctuations in the demands for particular resources undesirable? What are the costs of resource leveling? How would a PM determine the "best" amount of leveling?

2. When might a firm choose to crash a project? What factors must be considered in making this decision?

3. Why is the impact of scheduling and resource allocation more significant in multiproject organizations?

6. What is the average resource load factor? How is it used to determine project completion times?

7. What are two methods for addressing the constrained resources allocation problem?

8. What are three measures of effectiveness for multiproject scheduling?

9. What is a "system constrained" task?

10. How does the resource scheduling method heuristic work?

4. How much should a manager know about a scheduling or resource allocation computer program to be able to use the output intelligently?

5. With the significantly increased power of today's computers, do you think the mathematical programming optimization approaches will become more popular? t

6. What are some of the limitations of CPM?

7. Why is leveling of resources needed?

S. What are some implications of resource alloca- 9. tion when an organization is involved in several 10. projects at once?

What are some of the indirect costs of crashing? How might CPM be used for strategic planning purposes?

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Responses

  • hamid
    How would a pm determine the "best" amount of leveling?
    4 years ago
  • MICHELLE
    Why are large fluctuations in the demands for particular resources undesirable?
    3 years ago
  • james conklin
    How would a PM determine the "best" amount of leveling?
    3 years ago
  • magnus
    What are some of the indirect costs of crashing?
    3 years ago
  • sinit
    When might a firm choose to crash a project?
    7 months ago
  • Riitta
    Why are large fluctuations in the demands for particular resources undesirable?
    2 months ago

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