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    PERT, CPM, Gantt, Work Breakdown Structures

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    MPM401-0901B-05 Project Management Theory
    Task Name: Phase 3 Discussion Board

    Details: Reflecting back on your project experience, or using information from your resources what tools do you think would be the most helpful for creating the project schedule for your trade show project? How could you use spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel? How could you use scheduling tools, such as Microsoft Project? Share some tips for using either of these products.

    Objective: Recognize and achieve basic competency in technical areas of project management including PERT, CPM, Gantt, Work Breakdown Structures, and other forms of project planning and control.

    Create a project plan from given elements of a project scenario.
    Use effective communication techniques.

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    Project Management Tools

    Tools for Project Schedule

    Project scheduling is a process for analyzing the resource requirements, activity duration and sequencing. There are various tools, which would be beneficial or important for the project scheduling of trade show project. These tools will assist the project team to accomplish the project activities in the stated timeline and eliminate production related problems. These tools are used to estimate the completion time of the trade show project and to search out the status of the project like whether it is behind the schedule, forward or on schedule. These are as follows:

    PERT: This is the program evaluation and review technique, which uses probabilistic technique to estimate the duration of the project activities. It is helpful for the project of trade show, as it provides information related to the probability of project completion. It provides information related to the critical path activities, which may impact the completion of the project (PERT, 2007).

    CPM: Critical path method is used to analyze the network in order to forecast the duration of the project by identifying those sequences that have least scheduling flexibility, which further will assist the project manager to find out the critical activities that form the critical ...

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