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Below is a sample breakdown of the Project Scheduling and Management chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Project planning and project team||Project planning process and steps, discussion of terms such as scheduling, scoping, estimation and risk analysis; objective and organization of a project team|
|Tuesday||PERT analysis, Henry Gantt||Description of and use of PERT analysis; the contribution of Henry Gantt's bar graphs and chart used in the management field|
|Wednesday||Time estimates, critical path methods||Explanation of optimistic, probable and pessimistic time project estimation; definition and examples of the critical path method|
|Thursday||Project crashing analysis; time-cost trade-off analysis; project costs||Overview and definition of terms; summary of the project network crashing process, project schedule, time cost trade off problem, PERT-cost scheduling, cost control and the comparison between probabilistic and determinist time|
|Friday||Project management costs and issues||Direct vs. indirect costs; global, cultural and diversity issues associated with project management|
1. PERT Analysis & Project Completion
Time-based decision methods are used a great deal when a manager or company looks at a time-based project. To ensure the project can be done on time, managers use PERT analysis, a tool for estimating the time it will take to complete a project. This lesson will outline PERT and help you to understand how it is used to predict time based projects.
2. Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management
This lesson will describe how Henry Gantt revolutionized management practices by providing a graphical representation, also known as the Gantt chart, of work processes that showed scheduling and monitoring projections. Other contributions of Henry Gantt, such as the task and bonus system, will also be discussed.
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