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Planning and Scheduling for Custom Woodworking Company

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a. Identify and describe a set of project schedule milestones from project concept to project completion.

b. Illustrate milestone on a simple bar chart scaled to the information provided in the case study.

c. Would a good baseline plan have helped to show that the project would not meet its schedule? If so how?

d. How should float on the critical path have been managed ? Would this have helped to complete on time?

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A. The Following represents a high level overview of the possible milestones in the Woody's project:

I. Project conception
II. Detailed Project Planning
III. Vendor/Subcontractor selection
IV. Design phase
V. Construction commencement
VI. Equipment installation
VII. Testing
VIII. Plant Start-up
IX. Project Completion and Closeout

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Solution Summary

Solution contains analysis of Woody's 2000 project critical path and project schedule.
Solution contains high level overview of Woody's 2000 project milestones.
Solution contains attachment for illustrated milestone bar chart.

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