System Integration Application of The PERT/CPM Essay

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System Integration Application of The PERT/CPM Essay

System Integration Project

Application of PERT/CPM 

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Two international banks are integrating two financial processing software systems as a result of their merger. Preliminary analysis and interviews with all parties involved resulted in the following project information. The “systems integration team” for this project plans to define and manage this project on two levels. The following activities represent an aggregate view, and within each activity is a more detailed view with subtasks and project networks defined. All times are in weeks.

                                                                                                                    

Activity Immediate      Time

Predecessors

A            —                   3

B             A                    1

C             A                    2

D          B, C                 3

E             C                    5

F             C                    3

G             E                    7

H           E, F                  5

I         D, G, H               8

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As a member of the systems integration team, you have operations management. System Integration Application of The PERT/CPM Essay

responsibilities. You have been tasked to develop a detailed project plan, to

identify alternative project completion dates, and to recommend an optimal project

deadline to top management.

 

You should start with a Gantt Chart that will keep top management temporarily

content, while you prepare your PERT/CPM analysis. You need an Activities Time

Requirements Table, a Critical Task and Slack Time Table, and a PERT/CPM

Network Diagram that displays the critical path. Of course, you will prepare a

report for top management with the Background of this systems project, the project

deadline Issue to be resolved, the three project deadline Alternatives, an

Analysis of the three Alternatives, and your Recommendation.

 

Attached to your report should be a Gantt Chart, Activities Time

Requirements Table, a Critical Task and Slack Time Table, and a PERT/CPM

Network Diagram – 4 Attachments.

The guideline for the case

Follow this structure. System Integration Application of The PERT/CPM Essay

 

  • Background of the case?

 

  • Issue?

 

  • Alternatives:
  1. The management deadline
  2. The PERT/CPM deadline
  3. A safe Deadline
  • Analysis of alternatives?
  1. The management deadline is sub-optimal. Why is it suboptimal? Why should we not be using the management deadline?
  2. The PERT/CPM deadline is sub-optimal. Why is it suboptimal? Why should we not be using the PERT/CPM deadline?
  3. A safe Deadline is optimal. Why is it optimal? Why we need to use a safe deadline? System Integration Application of The PERT/CPM Essay

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