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| November 20, 2015

 

  1. Imagine your boss has told you that you must compress a schedule for a product development project. Name and describe in your own words at least three strategies you could use. What would be the best way to present these to your boss? Provide your response in 150-200 words.

 

  1. A colleague who has not studied project management has asked you to give him your explanation of what crashing is. How would you explain it, in your own words, so that this colleague will understand it? Prepare an answer in only 75 words (or fewer), and include an example that is not presented in this chapter. With the example, the response to this question should be between 150-200 words.

 

Consider the information below and prepare to write an explanation for the phenomenon depicted. Base your response on information from this chapter as well as your own insight.

 

  1. Eric Verzuh, author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, conducted a study of project complexity at Adobe Systems, a software company headquartered in San Jose, California. He found that when the number of software developers assigned to a project increased beyond a certain point, the complexity and time required to coordinate the project and handle rework increased as well. The graph on page 284/288 shows that for a particular type of project, using two developers instead of one can dramatically reduce project duration. However, the marginal effect of adding a third developer is not as great, and returns diminish after that.

 

  1. Write a paragraph in 150-250 words explaining how and why such a phenomenon could occur, using concepts from this chapter and your own insight.

 

  1. Write a paragraph in 150-250 words explaining what you would say to a key decision maker about this phenomenon. Assume this person is attempting to persuade you to add resources to a programming activity.

 

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