Project Management of Paddington Hospital Project.

The subject of the paper is Project Management. Please do read the coursework in brief and very very CAREFULLY and till the very end it explains everything about how the assignment has to be done and how the essay report should be presented. The main things are read the questions attached in the order inductions attached and answers the following questions given in the form of an essay. Do not rely on just the data given in the instructions brief do look for information on books, journals and on the internet. The report structure is written in the attached order instruction so please make the essays according to that. In the first question construct a network diagram with i. Earliest Start Time(EST) ii. Latest Finish Time (LFT) iii. Total Float on all activities in the project. iv. Critical Path for the project In the b part of the first question use business theories to answer answer it in the second question, also use many business theories and suitable examples. And the word limit provided excludes the table of contents and the bibliography list which will be attached in the bottom. The word count starts from Executive Summary and ends at Conclusion. Draw Network Diagram Correctly.

MODULE TITLE: – Project Management
SEMESTER: Semester 3
ACADEMIC YEAR PERIOD: October 2015 – January 2016 Semester
SUBMISSION METHOD/MODE:- Online via turnitin, in person
Assessment Type: Course Work – [Individual Assignment]
2000 Word Limit

PM Assignment – Course Work

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1. Table 1 indicates the sequence and interdependence of the project activities for the Paddington Hospital project (A – M) which together are required to develop a bespoke system. The durations (in weeks) of each of the activities are given in the table
Table 1
Activity Description Duration (wks) Precedence
A Requirement Gathering 5 –
B Business Analysis 6 –
C Systems Analysis 5 –
D Coding 4 C
E Unit Test 9 B
F Module Testing 8 B
G Systems Testing 6 C
H Bug Fixing 2 F,G
J Implementation 6 E
K Project Supervision 10 –
L Pilot Testing 8 J,K
M Implementation 3 G,F
N Unit Testing 7 A,D
P Systems Testing 5 N,M
Q User Acceptance Testing 5 H,L
R Handover 4 Q,P
S Lessons Learnt Activities 2 R

(a) Construct a network diagram identifying the following:
i. Earliest Start Time(EST)
ii. Latest Finish Time (LFT)
iii. Total Float on all activities in the project
iv. Critical Path for the project

b) Assume that there is a delay of 20 weeks in completing activity H. Analyse one action that the Project Manager could take to avoid exceeding the current length of the critical path. (30 marks)
2. Discuss five reasons why a project fails, and for each one offer ways of reducing or eliminating that risk.

(30 marks)

Reference, Structure and report presentation (10 marks)

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