The Center for Information Technology at State University has outgrown its office in Bates (B) Hall and is moving to Allen (A) Hall, which has more space. The move will take place during the three-week break between the end of summer semester and the beginning of all semester. Movers will be hird from the university's phusical plant to move the furniture, boxes of books, and files that the faculty will pack. The center has hired a local retail computer firm to move its office computers so they won't be damaged. Following is a list of activities, their precedence relationships, and probabilistic time estimates for this project.
Activity Description Activity Predecessor a m b
a Pack "A" offices ---- 1 3 5
b Network "A" offices ---- 2 3 5
c Pack "B" offices ---- 2 4 7
d Movers move "A" offices a 1 3 4
e Paint/clean "A" offices d 2 5 8
f Move computers b, e 1 2 2
g Movers move "B" offices b, c, e 3 6 8
h Computer installation f 2 4 5
i Faculty move and unpack g 3 4 6
j Faculty set up computers/offices h, i 1 2 4
Determine the earliest and latest start and finish times, the critical path, and the expected project duration.
What is the probability the center will complete its move before the start of the fall semester?
Please include all work for the earliest and latest start and finish times and include diagrams for the critical path and expected project duration.
The solution determines the critical path and the start and finish times for the considered project.