Pinto Pm2 Ism Ch12

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INSTRUCTOR’S RESOURCE MANUAL

CHAPTER TWELVE
Resource Management

To Accompany

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Achieving Competitive Advantage

By
Jeffrey K. Pinto

CHAPTER 12

PROJECT PROFILE – The Road to “Green:” Converting a Power Plant
INTRODUCTION
12.1 The Nature of Resource Constraints on Projects
12.2 Resource Loading
12.3 Constrained Projects
12.4 Resource Leveling Projects Step One: Develop Resource Loading Table Step Two: Determine Activity Late Finish Dates Step Three: Identify Resource Overallocation Step Four: Resource Level the Loading Table Splitting Activities Optimization Models
12.5 Managing Resources in Multi-Project Environments
Resolving Resource Allocation Decisions in Multi-project Environments
Summary
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12.10 SAMPLE RESOURCE LOADING CHART

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1) Consider a project to build a bridge over a river gorge. What are some of the resource constraints that would make this project challenging?

Resource constraints would include money/budget constraints, specialized equipment, large material requirements, and personnel constraints revolving around contractors, and highly-skilled construction crew. A bridge is subject to many potential risks related to environment, technology and physical construction. All put the project in jeopardy of overextending its budget which can make monetary budgets and necessary reserves a central resource constraint. Due to the specialized equipment and personnel required, scheduling these resources to arrive at appropriate times is important. Equipment rentals and labor can be expensive,

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