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1. Explain the difference between estimating activity durations and estimating the effort required to perform an activity
Estimating activity durations means estimating the actual amount of time required to work on the activity plus elapsed time such as dependent on the availability of resources, number of resources available, skill level of the resources, while estimating the effort means estimating the number of man-hours or man-days required to work on the activity
2. Why is it difficult to use project management software well?
Project management software is very advance, complicated and hard to understand. It also assumes that the user understand and knows how to create a good work breakdown structure, enter task durations and dependencies, and have the basic understanding concept of project management.
3. How does activity resource estimating affect estimating activity durations?
The duration of activities will differentiate on the resources assigned to them, such as an expert at an activity consumes less time to finish than an amateur. Estimated duration is dependent on the number of resources assigned to an activity.
4. List some of the reports you can generate with Project 2007 to assist in project time management.
* Critical path analysis
* Gantt Chart
* Critical chain scheduling
* PERT analysis
5. Why is it important to determine activity sequencing on projects? Discuss diagrams you have seen that are similar to network diagrams. Describe their similarities and differences.
You cannot determine the hard way for a project unless you sequence activities. Several different diagrams are same to project network diagrams. In transportation modelling, for example, you try to find the shortest way between two points. In those diagrams, however, you only need to take one path. In a project network diagram, all activities must be completed in order to complete the project