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Critical Care Hospital

Critical Care Hospital will be purchasing a CATSCAN (computerized axial tomography scanner) in the next six months. The CATSCAN equipment will be installed in the radiology department and will require a significant renovation for the area. The scanner will arrive in about five months, but the construction project cannot be started until the unit is set in place. This will result in a project length of approximately 12 months. The hospital estimates the equipment will generate an income of $25,000 per month and is therefore in a hurry to complete the project. The project manager feels she may be able to cut the time on some aspects of the project, but at an increased cost. She has decided, in an effort to make the best decision, to use a resource allocation version of CPM.

Questions: What information must the project manager gather to use this method properly? How should she use this version of CPM to reduce the project time?

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// Before gathering the information regarding project manager of Critical Care Hospital, firstly, it is required to know about the Critical Care Hospital. So, I am beginning with the introduction of the hospital.//

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Critical Care Hospital is planned to purchase a CATSCAN (computerized axial tomography scanner) in the next six months. The area in which CATSCAN equipment would be installed is the radiology department. An important renovation for the area would be required for this purpose. In around five months the scanner would arrive, but the construction project cannot be started until the unit is set in place. Consequently the project length will increase. It will take around 12 months. But the hospital wants to complete the project early because it is estimated that an income of $25,000 per month would generate from the equipment. Project manager has decided to use the resource allocation of CPM to reduce the time.

To use this method properly, it is necessary for the project manger to understand the method. Critical Path Analysis is a unique technique of decision making used by project managers. As the name suggests, CPM involves the following three factors;

? Drafting the design of program or project

? The program or project drafted is evaluated.

? The program or project is reviewed after its evaluation.

All the above ...

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