Critical Path Analysis and Other Project Network Techniques
This text is intended for those who wish to assess the value of project network techniques (PNT) in dealing with their own problems and for those who wish to put the technique into practice. This revised edition discusses resource analysis and contains a chapter on practical considerations which has been prepared setting out day-to-day practice which the authors have found useful. In addition the chapter on control of cash has been amplified and the line of balance chapter now includes discussion of the elemental trend analysis technique. The Solutions Manual has been converted into a lecturer's manual whose purpose is to help tutors by reducing the time taken in the drawing of networks. The manual contains A4-size drawings of the key diagrams in the text and all the answers to the quesitons.
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15 weeks 20 weeks 51 weeks activity 2-8 Activity Duration Activity number arrow diagram backward pass bar chart batch breakdown structure British Railways budgeted cost carried complete considered constraints cost centre cost-slope critical path Critical Path Analysis Critical Path Method depends on activity depends on tasks discussed Draw the network drawn Earliest finish estimated example final assembly forward pass Free float Gantt chart head node head slack heaters histogram increase Independent float latest finish LINE OF BALANCE logic lower bound machine method multiple dependencies negative obtained possible preceding activity problem procedure production project management project network techniques QUESTION reduced represented resource analysis resource requirements result schedule shown in Fig situation starting sub-assembly succeeding activities tail event tail node tail slack task L depends Total float total project units variance Week number weeks Activity wharves