St Dismas

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Week 6 Discussion

For the Week 6 Discussion you will create a Gantt chart for one element of the St. Dismas case study project. Using a project management tool like MS Project is typically the easiest and fastest way to do this. However, it is not the only way. You can use MS Office products as well to create the Gantt Chart.

Students often ask about the use of project management software applications in this course. In the past we required the use of MS Project for this course but removed it as a requirement when we rewrote the course. The reason we removed it was that MS Project has a very steep learning curve for all but the most basic functions. The software is very expensive and is not web-based so it requires installation on
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Activity: A distinct, scheduled portion of work performed during the course of a project. (This is also referred to as a Task).

Critical Path: The sequence of activities that represents the longest path through a project, which determines the shortest possible duration.

Duration: The total number of work periods (not including holidays or other nonworking periods) required to complete a schedule activity or work breakdown structure component.

Predecessor: An activity that logically comes before a dependent activity in a schedule.

Summary Activity: A group of related schedule activities aggregated and displayed as a single activity.

Stadium Construction Project

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Task ID | Task Name | Duration | Predecessors | 0 | Stadium Construction Project | | | 1 | Prepare site | 10 wks (70 days) | | 2 | Old building