2. Chris received new word processing software for her birthday. She also received a check, with which she intends to purchase a new computer. Chris’s college instructor assigned a paper due next week. Chris decided that she will prepare the paper on the new computer. She made a list of the activities she will need to do and their estimated times.
a. Arrange the activities into two logical sequences.
b. (1) Construct an AOA network diagram.
(2) Construct an AON diagram.
c. Determine the critical path and the expected duration time.
d. What are some possible reasons for the project to take longer than the expected duration?
Time (hrs.) Activity (abbreviation)
0.8 Install software (Inst)
0.4 Outline the paper (Out)
0.2 Submit paper to instructor (Sub)
0.6 Choose a topic (Ch)
0.5 Use grammar-checking routine and make corrections (Ck)
3.0 Write the paper using the word-processing software (Write)
2.0 Shop for a new computer (Sh)
1.0 Select and purchase computer (Sel)
2.0 Do library research on chosen topic (Lib)