# Project Managment

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1) Draw the network diagram (use activity on the node). (8 marks)

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2) Explain how you determined the timing of activities and the total float. (6 marks)

Earliest start (ES) is defined as the earliest possible time that a task can begin. Predecessors are completed before an activity can begin. The latest start time (LS) is the latest time that a task can begin without delaying the entire project. For critical activities, the earliest start time and the latest finish time are equal; their total float is zero. On the other hand, Earliest finish (EF) is the earliest possible time that a task can be completed. It is computed as; earliest start time + activity duration. On the other hand, Latest finish (LF) is the latest time that a particular task can be completed without delaying the completion of the entire project. Latest finish time is computed as the latest start time + activity duration. With respect to start times, an activity is regarded to be critical if the earliest finish and latest finish times are equal. Total float (TF) is computed as the difference between the earliest start time (ES) and the latest start time (LS). This is equal to the difference between the latest start time (LS) and the latest finish time (LF).
In summary, Total Float, TF = LS-ES = LF-EF

Calculations are summarised in the table below. Note that; Total Float (TF) = Latest Finish Time (LF) – Duration – Earliest Start Time (ES)

|Activity (Tasks) |Duration (Days) |Latest Finish Time (LF) |Earliest Start Time (ES) |Total Float |
|A |4 |4 |0 |0 |
|B |5 |13 |4...

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