Resource Scheduling Methods: Analysis

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Resource Scheduling Methods Analysis
It has been said, “A schedule is… An instruction to a fool… A guide to a wise person. In retrospect scheduling is an important part of project management to anyone that has and ever will be engaged in such a task.. This monograph will be an analysis of the concept of resource scheduling, evaluation of various methods used to schedule resources, the benefits and challenges associated with each, and methods of when each would be most appropriate. As well a choice will be made about which is most appropriate for the authors’ Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) project.
In resource scheduling as with almost anything in life, there are benefits and challenges. A few of the benefits of resource
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The milestones should be truly significant and reasonable in terms of deadlines. This method would likely be applied when an important piece of equipment needs to be installed; a cutover to a new system; or completion of project phases.
With the critical path method, it provides an easy to understand, graphical view of a project and its activities; the estimated time required to complete the project; and details of which tasks are critical and which are not. A CPM diagram represents a project as a network, with its various activities listed as nodes and lines connecting the nodes representing events.
An example of the critical path method would be the construction of a cement patio over a four day weekend. With the following steps: on the first day dig the foundation and build the cement forms; on the second day have the cement delivered and poured into the form and finished; on the third day have the lumber delivered and start the arbor construction; on the final day complete construction and seal the wood. In this method it can be determined that there are two paths that are critical to project completion, the cement pouring and finishing on the second day. The delivery of the lumber on the third day for arbor construction, which if either critical activity is delayed the time for completion may not be met (Galloway, 2006).
For Team Oranges’ collaborative Learning Community (CLC) project, based on