blue zuma project Essay

1065 Words Jan 13th, 2014 5 Pages
The ARC Company specializes in developing and selling a wide range of high-quality
scooters. Sales representatives report that there is a growing demand for racing
scooters. ARC’s president, Robin Lane, is excited about the possibilities and predicts
that one day these kinds of razor scooters will be featured in X-Game events. ARC is
a small company and uses a strong matrix to optimally utilize limited manpower.
The Project Priority Matrix for the Blue Zuma Project is:
Time Scope Cost
Constrain X
Enhance X
Accept X
Part 1
You are a member of a project team assigned to develop the new razor scooter
code named “Blue Zuma.” Table A2.5 contains the information necessary to create
a project schedule. For the purpose of this case
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2. How does the new duration compare with the estimated completion date generated
from Part 1? What does this tell you about the impact resources can have
on a schedule?
Include a Gantt chart with a schedule table depicting the resource-constrained
schedule.
Part 3
Top management is not happy with the resource-constrained schedule generated
at the end of Part 2. Robin Lane, the president, has promised retailers that production
of the new scooters would start on February 1, 2009.
1. What options are available to meet this new deadline if the project is not resource
constrained?
2. What options are available to meet this deadline if the project is resource
constrained?
Dewey Martin, director of product development, has managed to make the following
personnel available to work on specific activities on the project. Since
there is an acute shortage of personnel at ARC he requests that you only use additional
manpower that will help meet the new deadline. Your objective is to develop
a schedule which will satisfy the deadline with minimum additional resource
usage. The available personnel and impact on activity duration are presented in
Table A2.7.
Resource $/hour Number Available
Marketing specialist $60 4
Design engineer $90 4
Development engineer $80 4
Industrial engineer $70 4
Purchasing agent $50 1
Appendix 2 Computer Project Exercises 633
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