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Automatic Dependency Generator

I have a list of datasets which are required to deliver a large project. The project is comprised of various products. Each product has a requirement for one or more of the datasets. I am want to ...
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Critical Path in agile project

I am doing a fairly large project ( by my standards) and I have opted to take a agile approach to this; in that I will be doing the project in sprints. There is no team, just me and my client, ...
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time management

After you determine the activity durations, you have a range associated to the it (duration +/- sigma). If you now want to determine the critical path in the network diagram what figure should you ...
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Can dependencies in a critical path method be determined accurately?

I am looking for an answer to a question I received during a test on PM theory: in a critical path method, dependancies between activities can be 1. accurately determined 2. estimated approximately
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New team with little to no management of work and lack of processes

I have been working with my current employer for a little over and 2 and half years now and shortly, I'll be moving away from my current team to a new team within the same department. A few days ago, ...
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How to show secondary and tertiary critical path in MS Project?

Is it possible to show the secondary and/or tertiary critical path in Microsoft Project? The view menu has a way to filter to only those tasks without slack (i.e. the critical path), but is there a ...
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Trouble drawing network diagrams

I'm studying for a software engineering final and having a little bit of trouble with actually drawing network diagrams. The problem is, I've followed this table, and drawn a network diagram but ...
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Slack value in a project network diagram?

Can you please tell me how can I use the slack value in my network diagram to readjust it(if it is applicable)? Using the following table, I have calculated the slack value and drawn a network ...
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Excluding MS project, what software can be used to determine Critical Path?

Being new to this field, I've read quite about Critical Path and now understand its important to closing a project on time and on budget. I don't have MS Project, so as an alternative, what's a solid ...
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Is there any online or free software to draw CPM?

Are there any online or free tools for drawing Critical Path using the CPM method? I already calculated all ES, EF, LS, LF and other parameters, now I'm looking for a tool to draw it. There doesn't ...