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Table of Contents
PROJECT MANAGEMENT...................................................................................................2
Project Management Basics:.................................................................................................2
OUR CASE STUDY................................................................................................................3
List of Activities...................................................................................................................4
Activities with their predecessors.........................................................................................7
Network diagram showing the link between activities.........................................................8
Project Scheduling and Network Diagram...........................................................................9
Slack Times and Critical Path.............................................................................................10

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL
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Project management is the science (and art) of organizing the components of a project, whether
the project is development of a new product, the launch of a new service, a marketing campaign,
or a wedding. A project isnt something thats part of normal business operations. Its typically
created once, its temporary, and its specific. As one expert notes, It has a beginning and an
end. A project consumes resources (whether people, cash, materials, or time), and it has funding
limits.

I.

Project Management Basics:


Defining the Project

In this stage the project manager defines what the project is and what the users hope to achieve
by undertaking the project. This phase also includes a list of project deliverables, the outcome of
a specific set of activities. The project manager works with the business sponsor or manager who
wants to have the project implemented and other stakeholders those who have a vested
interest in the outcome of the project.
II.

Planning the Project

Define all project activities. In this stage, the project manager lists all activities or tasks, how the
tasks are related, how long each task will take, and how each tasks is tied to a specific deadline.
This phase also allows the project manager to define relationships between tasks, so that, for
example, if one task is x number of days late, the project tasks related to it will also reflect a
comparable delay. Likewise, the project manager can set milestones, dates by which important
aspects of the project need to be met.
Define requirements for completing the project. In this stage, the project manager identifies how
many people (often referred to as resources) and how much expense (cost) is involved in the
project, as well as any other requirements that are necessary for completing the project. The
project manager will also need to manage assumptions and risks related to the project. The
project manager will also want to identify project constraints. Constraints typically relate to
schedule, resources, budget, and scope. A change in one constraint will typically affect the other
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constraints. For example, a budget constraint may affect the number of people who can work on
the project, thereby imposing a resource constraint. Likewise, if additional features are added as
part of project scope, that could affect scheduling, resources, and budget.
III.

Executing the Project

Build the project team. In this phase, the project manager knows how many resources and how
much he budget or she has to work with for the project. The project manager then assigns those
resources and allocates budget to various tasks in the project. Now the work of the project
begins.
IV.

Controlling the Project

The project manager is in charge of updating the project plans to reflect actual time elapsed for
each task. By keeping up with the details of progress, the project manager is able to understand
how well the project is progressing overall. A product such as Microsoft Project facilitates the
administrative aspects of project management.
V.

Time, Money, Scope

Frequently, people refer to project management as having three components: time, money, and
scope. Reducing or increasing any one of the three will probably have an impact on the other
two. If a company reduces the amount of time it can spend on a project, that will affect the scope
(what can be included in the project) as well as the cost (since additional people or resources
may be required to meet the abbreviated schedule).

OUR CASE STUDY


James Herry is a businessman and he wants a garage besides his house for his luxurious cars. He
contracted with a construction company for this purpose. The construction activities begin with
activity A and ends with activity J. The costs are basically labor costs based on the assumption
that materials are already available for use. This is because, once the materials are available, the
reduction in number of days to complete a particular activity will only be affected by the cost of
hiring additional labor. Further table shows the project activity according to activities that must
be performed before the next activity can begin, this is called the predecessor. The critical path
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calculations involve two passes: The forward pass determines the earliest occurrence times of the
events, and backward pass calculates their latest occurrence times.

i.

List of Activities
Prepare foundations

One of the most basic details in the future garage is, of course the foundation of the garage. It
is very important to make a foundation for conscience, because of it will directly depend the
reliability, of garage.
Foundation of the garage can be accomplished in several ways. There is no fundamental
difference in the end, but the most common variant is the concrete strip foundation.
ii.

Make and position door frame

Most garage door openings are just rough openings when the home is built. The opening must be
finished framed before a garage door can be installed. The technique of building a garage door
frame is straightforward, and a finished frame can be completed in an hour.
iii.

Lay drains, floor base and screed

Drain causes the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty or dry. Screed
involves a layer or strip of material used to level off a horizontal surface such as a floor. A
smooth final surface of a substance, such as concrete, applied to a floor. Garage floors and patios
are all areas where the floor may have a drain built in to help the floor drain water to a specific
point. The amount of slope varies by floor, but all floors with drains have the same basic
principles as part of the installation. Slope ensures that the water drains every time to avoid
buildup that can cause mold and water damage. A properly sloped drain will carry all water and
moisture down to the drain and away from the finish surface.
iv.

Install services and fittings

Installation of fittings such as fittings of doors, windows, plumbing etc. will be done when walls
of the garage are erected which an activity E is according to our project plan.
v.

Erect walls
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Once the foundations and door frames are done then next activity will be to create walls of the
garage as both A and B activities are the predecessors of E activity.
Make sure that the sill plate is properly positioned on the ground before raising the wall

frame, which you will need to do with the help of several people.
Immediately attach a bracing plank at one end of the wall. Then nail the wall to the brace

to hold the structure upright while you continue working.


Build the second wall frame and erect it.
Check that the two walls are square and level. Secure them temporarily with diagonal

vi.

braces attached to the top and bottom of the walls at the ends.
Plaster ceiling

For plaster ceiling it is compulsory that all fittings included doors, windows, plumbing and
electricity have been done and walls of the garage have also been completed. Garage ceilings are
subject to conditions that are more demanding than in other parts of the home. This is the case
even when under the same roof as the rest of the home. Garages generally have a cement floor,
brick walls and have large doors that when open let in rain and strong winds. Also take into
consideration that at times your cars are even garaged wet.
vii.

Erect roof

This step of project is about how to build a garage roof and for this activity walls of the garage
must be completed in advance. Building a roof for a single car garage is easy, but there are a few
thing you should take into account, such as the shape and structure of the rafters. Build the
components from weather-resistant lumber, if you want to build a durable roof for your garage. A
front and a back overhang will add style to your construction.
viii.

Install door and windows

Setting up of doors and windows is expected to be done in 8 days. Doors and windows will be
installed once roof of the garage is built completely.
ix.

Fit gutters and pipes

Fitting of gutters and pipes will be done when activities C and F is completed which is shown in
the table below. When fitting guttering, base decisions on which way a run will flow according to
the position of gullies and drains, because this is where the downpipes must be directed. Some
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downpipes will terminate above ground and others underground, so take this into account when
deciding whether you need a downpipe shoe at the bottom, or just to let the pipe run directly into
the drain. It is expected to be done in mere 2 days.
x.

Paint outside

Last activity is to paint the exterior of the garage and it will be done when all above activities are
performed according to plan.

Power wash the siding first. Pay special attention to areas that have mildew or are badly

stained.
Decide on your color and purchase a paint that is compatible with the type of siding you

have on your garage, whether it is aluminum, vinyl, cedar plank or some other substance.
Paint from the top down, preferably using a power paint sprayer, which is more efficient
than a brush or a roller for this application.

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Activities with their predecessors

Activity

Description of Activity

Predecessors

Prepare Foundations

------------

Make

and

position

door ------------

frame
C

Lay drains, floor base and ----------screed

Install services and fittings

Erect walls

A,B

Plaster ceiling

D,G

Erect roof

Install door and windows

Fit gutters and pipes

C.F

Paint outside

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Network diagram showing the link between activities

START

E
J
A

END

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START

Project Scheduling and Network Diagram

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27

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END

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Slack Times and Critical Path

ACTIVITIES

EST

EFT

LST

LFT

SLACK

CRITICAL
PATH

yes

no

15

12

27

12

no

17

25

17

25

yes

17

17

yes

25

27

25

27

yes

17

22

19

24

no

22

30

24

32

no

27

29

27

29

yes

29

32

29

32

yes

Activities A, D, E, F, I and J are on the critical path which means delay in these activities would
result in delay of the whole project completion.
If all the resources utilized in proper fashion then this project could be completed in 32 days.

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