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Successful projects meet the needs of everyone who has an interest in the project: the stakeholders. All projects have a goal. Figure 1.3 illustrates that satisfying the goal normally requires satisfying three necessary conditions. The scope sets a minimum standard for the project results. Necessary cost and schedule conditions usually set maximums. Figure 1.3 also illustrates resources in the center, with a relationship to all three necessary technical conditions. Project resources influence all three necessary conditions for success.

The three necessary conditions are interdependent. The longer a project takes, the more is costs. The more a project costs, the longer it takes. The longer a project takes, the more opportunities exist to change the scope. The more changes to the scope, the more costs and schedule increase. Subsequent definition of the project system explores these relationships in detail.

ID

Task Name

Duration

Start

Finish

May

lune

lulv

August

September

5/1115/1815/25

6/1 I 6/8 16/1516/2216/291 7/6 17/1 317/2017/271 8/3 |8/10|8/1 7|8/24|8/31| 9/7|9/14

2

Plan

5 days

Mon 6/2/97

Fri 6/6/97

3

Permit

5 days

Mon 6/9/97

Fri 6/1 3/97

4

Site Prep

10 days

Mai 6/16/97

Fri 6/27/97

5

Hole

10 days

Mon 6/30/97

Fri 7/11/97

t

h

6

Landscape

15 days

Mon 8/18/97

Fri 9/5/97

J-

1-

7

Drive & Walks

20 days

Mon 7/21/97

Fri 8/15/97

8

10

Foundation

5 days

Mon 7/14/97

Fri 7/18/97

-h

11

Frame

10 days

Mon 7/21/97

Fri 8/1/97

h

12

Roof

10 days

Mon 8/4/97

Fri 8/15/97

i

13

Sheath

10 days

Mon 8/4/97

Fri 8/15/97

-h

14

Trim

10 days

Mon 8/18/97

Fri 8/29/97

r-1-

15

17

Plumbing

10 days

Mon 8/4/97

Fri 8/15/97

1-h

18

Electrical

10 days

Mon 8/4/97

Fri 8/15/97

-

19

Cabinents

5 days

Mon 8/18/97

Fri 8/22/97

20

Drywall

5 days

Mon 8/25/97

Fri 8/29/97

21

Paint

5 days

Mon 9/1/97

Fri 9/5/97

n

22

Trim

5 days

Mon 9/8/97

Fri 9/12/97

t

11

23

Complete

0 days

Fri 9/12/97

Fri 9/12/97

Figure 1.1 A typical CPM project plan identifies the critical path and activity early and late start and finish dates. Most of the time, project plans default to an early-start schedule.

Figure 1.2 Is this a project or a production process?

Schedule

Figure 1.3 Satisfying the project goal requires three necessary conditions.

Schedule

Figure 1.3 Satisfying the project goal requires three necessary conditions.

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