Analysis of the Network Diagram
The project is a 7 month process that applies a set of activities that aim to meet an objective. The tool used is a scheduling tool that attempt to manage the project with regard to the time that each activity should take. The scheduling tool is composed of a starting time and an ending time which varies from one activity to another. Additionally, the project is composed of the rate of completion of each activity in the project. The black color in the diagram shows the level of completion while the blue color shows the duration that the activity is supposed to take. Each activity is allocated a name as well as the staffing resources that are mean to complete the task successfully.
The scheduling tool offers the user a much easier and clearer view of how the project is going and what is meant to take more time and consequently take up more cost and what is taking less time and what level of resources should be allocate to them. It is hence with the use of the scheduling tool that the user will not miss a task and will be able to meet all of the relevant tasks at the correct amount of time as well as be in a good position to manage the available resources in the best way possible.
The project involves a set of activities that help to control the duration and cost of the project. The project is divided into stages of design, development, documentation, and implementation, with ongoing activities like project management, documentation and information acquisition.
The project uses a structured approach that takes in application users and comes up with standards to be acquired. In terms of the ongoing activities: there is composition of meeting certain objectives at estimated time and cost. The activities that are done are performed in parallel to one another. Feasibility concerns of the project relate to the operationally, schedule, technicality and economic feasibility. In regard to documentation, information is presented as diagrams with consideration being based on the duration. Data gathering involves the review of present systems, research and application of the design.
Analysis of the Project
The project begins with the investigation to know if the project should be undertaken. This is similarly called feasibility or initiating. This will take into consideration the project team and the whole management of the project. The feasibility test will take to consideration the technical, economic and operational as well as schedule aspect so as to make the system work appropriately.
The next step is analysis which means getting to know the system. This takes into consideration the data that has been acquired as well as data analysis. The data gathering may involve techniques like observation and interviews with the users and managers as well as focus of the business and systems documents and results. The analysis will involve reports that will be used by the management team and users. The design takes into application the hardware, software, user interface and documentation.
The design of the system is based on the choices made by the manager which will come up from the project team meetings while there are the design specifications which takes into consideration the output, input, files, controls and processes. The next stage involves development of the project. This involves scheduling and monitoring the activities by testing.
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