Changes between Version 40 and Version 41 of ProjectManagementIdeas


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Timestamp:
May 1, 2009 3:32:30 AM (5 years ago)
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ChrisNelson
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Add calendar component

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    9898||5||Assemble units||8h||2,3,4|| 
    9999 
    100 For such a short task list we can manually inspect and see that firmware (40h) follows circuit board (16h) follows schematic (24h) and the shortest project time is 80 hours (two weeks) and we can take two weeks from the milestone date to know when we have to start work to finish on time.  However, a project of any complexity may have many, many more tasks and manual inspection is impractical.  With just !TimingAndEstimation and !MasterTicket, we can begin to do more effective project management if we have a task scheduler than can work backwards from the milestone, consider work and dependencies, and calculate task start and end dates and project start date. 
     100For such a short task list we can manually inspect and see that firmware (40h) follows circuit board (16h) follows schematic (24h) and the shortest project time is 80 hours (two weeks) and we can take two weeks from the milestone date to know when we have to start work to finish on time.  However, a project of any complexity may have many, many more tasks and manual inspection is impractical.   
     101 
     102With just !TimingAndEstimation and !MasterTicket, we can begin to do more effective project management if we have a task scheduler than can work backwards from the milestone, consider work and dependencies, and calculate task start and end dates and project start date. 
    101103 
    102104If the milestone for this work is May 11, the schedule might look like the following. 
    103105 
    104106||'''ID'''||'''Summary'''||'''Estimate'''||'''Blocked by'''||'''Due'''|| 
    105 ||1||Design the Schematic||24h||||May 2|| 
    106 ||2||Design the Circuit board||16h||1|May 4||| 
    107 ||3||Design the packaging||16h||||May 4|| 
    108 ||4||Write firmware||40h||1||May 4|| 
    109 ||5||Assemble units||8h||2,3,4||May 5|| 
     107||1||Design the Schematic||24h||||May 5, 2009|| 
     108||2||Design the Circuit board||16h||1||May 10, 2009|| 
     109||3||Design the packaging||16h||||May 10, 2009|| 
     110||4||Write firmware||40h||1||May 10, 2009|| 
     111||5||Assemble units||8h||2,3,4||May 11, 2009|| 
    110112 
    111113This is computed as follows: 
     
    115117 * Schematic is due the length of the circuit board task before the circuit board's end 
    116118 
     119Knowing that the schematic takes 3 days, we have to start by May 2 to finish on time. 
     120 
     121= Calendar = 
     122 
     123The schedule above isn't accurate unless we have a 7-day work week.  If we assume that the work week is Monday to Friday with Saturday and Sunday off, firmware has to finish Friday, May 8 and schematic has to finish Friday, May 1 so the project must begin April 29. 
     124 
     125= Gantt Charts = 
    117126== Dependency and Duration == 
    118127