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Operations Management: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition by Nada R. Sanders, R. Dan Reid

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CHAPTER 16

Project Management

Before studying this chapter you should know or, if necessary, review

  1. The implications of competitive priorities, Chapter 2, pp. 37–43.
  2. Time standards, Chapter 11, pp. 423–433.
  3. Gantt charts, Chapter 15, pp. 579–580.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter you should be able to

images Describe project management applications.

images Describe the project life cycle.

images Diagram networks of project activities.

images Estimate the completion time of a project.

images Compute the probability of completing a project by a specific time.

images Determine how to reduce the length of a project effectively.

images Describe the critical chain approach to project management.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Project Life Cycle 615

Network Planning Techniques 616

Estimating the Probability of Completion Dates 629

Reducing ...

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