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1. There is a lot of talk about the process for developing cost estimates but the schedule process is not as well defined. What are your thoughts on how to estimate an accurate schedule?
Where do you start?

2.How do you determine if the project is "sensitive" to the specific items? What are the criteria for selecting items for analysis?

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1. There is a lot of talk about the process for developing cost estimates but the schedule process is not as well defined. What are your thoughts on how to estimate an accurate schedule?

Accurate scheduling can be based on various processes. For example, past experiences of project manager and team members related to projects of similar nature is a good starting point to estimate completion schedule for various individual components of the project. Past experienced pertaining to scheduling provides a good starting point to estimate schedule for individual components as team members are aware of the real life issues and delays and calculate fair estimate of time ...

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1. There is a lot of talk about the process for developing cost estimates but the schedule process is not as well defined. What are your thoughts on how to estimate an accurate schedule?
Where do you start?

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Must use at least textbook (Brown, K. A., & Hyer, N. L. (2010). Managing projects: A team-based approach. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin) as a source material for each response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

1. What are the variables that must be considered when developing a project schedule? Give a short explanation of how they impact the schedule development.
2. How does the development of project software compare to other methods of scheduling. What are the benefits of using project software? What are the downfalls of using technology in this manner?
3. The textbook gives examples of successful scheduling. What are the benefits of having a schedule for a project?
4. Multitasking has become the norm in our everyday society. Why is it important for a project manager to be aware of multitasking during a project? Do you think there are benefits to multitasking? Explain your answer.
5. What is the "crashing" procedure? Use an example from your own project experience to help identify the steps.
6. What are factors and decisions that need to be considered when comparing crash costs and the trade-off?
7. What is the importance of scheduling and possible reasons for schedules to be modified during a project's duration? Give an example from your own experiences where this came into play.
8. What are the dimensions of project closure? Do you feel any of these factors play a bigger role in closure? Explain your answer.
9. Compare and contrast the three methods of continuous learning during a project.
10. What are the steps for a project change to be implemented once the tools have validated concerns for the project?
11. There are several phenomena listed in the textbook that can potentially affect a project. Choose one, and explain how you, as a project manager, could be aware and prepare for the possible effect of its impact on a project.

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