# Mike was hired as a project manager to install hardwood floors for the company Awesome Floor and Tile. They will be installing new flooring into a local office building. Mike comes up with the list of work and estimates the time. A list of activities and their optimistic completion time, the most l

Mike was hired as a project manager to install hardwood floors for the company Awesome Floor and Tile. They will be installing new flooring into a local office building. Mike comes up with the list of work and estimates the time. A list of activities and their optimistic completion time, the most likely completion time, and the pessimistic completion time (all in days) are estimated in a given table. Following are the activities that are required to install the hardwood floor in the offices:

• Activity 1: Measure office room dimensions
• Activity 2: Estimate cost
• Activity 3: Material requisition
• Activity 4: Workforce requisition
• Activity 5: Special tool requisition
• Activity 6: Installation
• Activity 7: Inspection and customer acceptance

Activity 2 starts immediately after Activity 1.

Activity 3, Activity 4, and Activity 5 start concurrently after Activity 2.

Activity 6 does not start until after Activity 3, Activity 4, and Activity 5 are completed.

The carpet installation project is complete after Activity 7 is completed.

If OT = Optimistic Time, MT = Most Likely Time, and PT = Pessimistic Time, use a Program Evaluation Review Estimate (PERT) to compute the statistical time for each activity, as in the following table:

 Activities OT MT PT Activity 1 2 3 4 Activity 2 3 6 9 Activity 3 4 8 12 Activity 4 6 8 10 Activity 5 8 10 12 Activity 6 10 14 18 Activity 7 4 6 8

You must also do the following:

• Determine and explain the expected completion time and the variance for each activity.
• Determine and explain the total project completion time and the critical path for the project.
• Determine and explain Early Start (ES), Early Finish (EF), Late Start (LS), and slack for each activity.
• What is the probability that this project will be finished in 40 days or less? Explain.
• Define how to gather the project requirements.
• Analyze whether there are any potential changes that could impact overall project schedule and project finishing time.
• Explain the best methods for managing the change requests and what kind of process this project should involve.
• Analyze implications of changes in project scheduling.
• Explain the best methods for managing the change requests and what kind of process this project should involve.
• Evaluate applications of project management techniques in terms of the firm’s business operational goals and requirements.