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Ch 2: Project Scheduling & Management: Tutoring Solution

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The Project Scheduling & Management chapter of this Quantitative Analysis Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about project scheduling and management. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the project scheduling and management processes that are required in a typical quantitative analysis course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other quantitative analysis work.
  • Identify the project scheduling and management concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Quantitative Analysis Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about project scheduling and management, and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding time-cost trade-off analysis, PERT analysis, the critical path method, or any other project scheduling and management topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their project scheduling and management unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in quantitative analysis
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about project scheduling and management on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the steps involved in project planning.
  • Describe the responsibility assignment matrix.
  • Explain the use of PERT analysis.
  • Discuss the purpose of the Gantt chart and bar graph.
  • Discover methods for converting time estimates.
  • Learn the process of estimating completion times for projects that have uncertain activity times.
  • Define and explain the critical path method.
  • Explain project crashing analysis.
  • Describe the contrasts between probabilistic and deterministic time estimates.
  • Learn about PERT-cost scheduling.
  • Explore project management's direct and indirect expenses.
  • Examine cultural concerns that could affect the management of a project in a different country.

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Project Scheduling & Management: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
PERT Analysis & Project Completion

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.

Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management

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.

What is Project Management Software? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Project Management Software? - Definition & Examples

Project management software is software specifically designed to help plan, organize, and manage projects. In this lesson, we'll look at an overview of the general capabilities and types of project management software.

What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

4. What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools

Learn about the process you can use to evaluate and choose the portfolio of projects to perform in your organization. Also, become familiar with the features that should be included in the tools you use to manage your project portfolio.

What is IT Project Management? - Definition, Tools & Examples

5. What is IT Project Management? - Definition, Tools & Examples

This lesson will provide you with an introduction to IT Project Management and the phases of an IT project. It will also introduce you to some tools that can be used to manage IT projects.

Construction Project Management: Definition & Examples

6. Construction Project Management: Definition & Examples

How are construction projects managed? Well, construction management is the process of managing construction projects. Let's step inside the world of construction management.

Project Management System: Definition & Example

7. Project Management System: Definition & Example

Project management systems help manage different aspects of projects. This lesson provides an overview of the two types of project management systems.

What is a Project Management Framework? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Project Management Framework? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes how a project management framework assures successful project completion. You will learn what a project management framework is, the stages involved, and the three major parts of the framework.

Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques

9. Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques

In this lesson, we will learn about project time management. We'll define the term and explore the process as well as three techniques that can help project managers be more efficient with their time. At the end, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Project Management Roles & Responsibilities

10. Project Management Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities required to manage a project can be diverse and specialized to the project. In this lesson, we look at some of the most common project management roles that ensure an effective project.

Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques

11. Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques

Scheduling a project is a true skill requiring the project manager to use several tools and techniques. In this lesson, we'll learn how to effectively use tools and techniques to develop a project schedule that's accurate and easy to read.

The Triple Constraints of Project Management

12. The Triple Constraints of Project Management

In this lesson we will explore the topic of triple constraints. We will learn what three factors make up the triple constraints, and we will explain how they affect one another. The lesson will include various examples and a summary to outline key parts.

Extreme Project Management: Methodology & Examples

13. Extreme Project Management: Methodology & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore the key concepts of extreme project management to understand what it is, how it works, and why it makes sense in certain situations. Read on to learn more.

Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management

14. Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management

What are the differences between the waterfall method and agile methods? When should you use one over the other? In this lesson, we'll find out the answers to these questions.

Earned Value: Definition & Example

15. Earned Value: Definition & Example

From time to time, project managers need to know the status of their projects to determine if things are on track. This lesson defines 'earned value' and explains how it is used.

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