It might add to the confusion of the project team and waste time, particularly in multi-national teams.
Improves visibility of planning among the project team.
More difficult to use when there are large numbers of tasks and resources.
All of the above are acceptable ways of chunking any project.
None of the above are acceptable breakdowns in every case; the best way will depend on the project.
Projects in which the use of resources must be carefully monitored.
Projects with few activities and resources involved.
Projects where the time periods involved are very short.
Projects with many activities involved.
The earliest of the earliest start times applicable should be used.
The latest of the earliest start times applicable should be used.
The mean of all of the possible earliest start times applicable should be used.
Abandoning a project when using a stage-gate approach.
Injecting further funds into a project.
Reducing the time spans on critical activities to complete the project in less time.
Failure of a project due to the incompetence of the project manager.
The longest path on a network diagram.
The shortest path on a network diagram.
The path that represents the shortest time in which a project could be finished.
Pouring resources into minimizing the major constraints facing a project.
Pouring resources into activities on the critical path.
Estimating the duration of tasks.
Latest finish date – duration
Latest start date – earliest start date
Earliest start date + duration