How do we calculate total time and free float time? In critical path analysis.

6 months agoeasy. Will only explain when you're online @Karla

6 months agoI'm online right now Are you?

6 months ago@Hero

6 months agoSorry I missed you @Karla

6 months agoNow?

6 months agoOh there you are. Is it possible for you to upload the question you're working on. Can you screenshot it from your textbook and upload it here?

6 months agoThere is no option to upload the picture

6 months agoOh but there is. It's called "Attach File". It is a set of buttons right below the typing box.

6 months agoI'm using mobile

6 months agoThen post the link here. That's what 99% of users usually do.

6 months agoKeep in mind I have a limited amount of time.

6 months agoOh I've uploaded

6 months agoYou have to post the link to the image here. I'm sorry you've never done this before. i don't know how to show you how to do this correctly.

6 months agoYea I haven't

6 months agoc'mon Karla. You can figure this out. It's not a difficult site to use.

6 months agoI figured that out ðŸ˜ƒ

6 months agonah you posted the wrong link.

6 months agoOh

6 months agoYou posted a link to the gallery not the link to the image.

6 months agoOh I did that

6 months agoIt's part 4 Calculate all free float and total floats

6 months agoTrust me, you still have not done it right. The link you posted is still the incorrect link even though QC processed it as an image. Whatever you posted kicked me off QC and I had to sign in again. Nevertheless, I have the image now.

6 months agoOh I can see the picture without link here

6 months agoYes Karla, as I said "QC processed it as an image". But trust me, you still have not posted the correct link. I don't know why you haven't figured it out yet, but it doesn't matter I have the image. Anyway what I want to say is that your book is using terminology I have never heard of before.

6 months agoIt's non-traditional terminology. What is the name of this textbook?

6 months agoPeter stimpson and Alastair farquharson Cambridge international As and A level Business Coursebook third edition

6 months agoThat explains it. It's international. I'll never be able to find it now.

6 months agoOh

6 months agoIt's okay, I'll try to do some research on these terms.

6 months agoOh okay thank you!

6 months agoWhat terms I can tell you them

6 months agoI'm starting to figure it out. Hang on.

6 months agoOk

6 months agoLet me ask, have you already created your network diagram?

6 months ago@Karla are you still here?

6 months agoYea

6 months agoOkay, just checking.

6 months agoI tried to make one but I'm not sure that is correct

6 months agoOkay, how much time to do you have to work on this question. I have to start getting ready for work.

6 months ago5 min maybe What is the time in your country

6 months agoYou can tell me the time when you are free I'll get online

6 months agoIt is 8.44 pm here

6 months agoOkay. Basically, I won't be back for a couple hours. I should be back by 11:30 pm your time.

6 months agoAnd hopefully I'll have solved everything by then

6 months agoAlright Thank you! I'll get online

6 months agoThen I can explain it

6 months agoOk

6 months agoSee you in a couple hours

6 months agoOkay

6 months agoSo if I ping you @Karla will you get an alert?

6 months agoNo when I'll get online then I can see that

6 months agoOnly

6 months agoYou should either set up a gmail on QC then set it up to receive alerts.

6 months agoOh I dont use gmail to often

6 months agotoo*

6 months agowhatever email you use, you should add it to QC

6 months agoOk

6 months agoYour email service should have a way for you to set up alerts

6 months agoAnyway, I have to go

6 months agoOkay Bye

6 months agoHey!

6 months agoI'm back

6 months agoI am unable to make draw last part

6 months agoHi

6 months agoI'm back as well. Let me put together a solution for this

6 months agoHi! Ok

6 months agoYou there?

6 months agoYes sorry. I'm done

6 months agoI haven't done this in like 8 years so I had to re-familiarize myself

6 months agoOh

6 months agoBut I have the solution

6 months agoGreat!

6 months agoLet me know if you have any questions

6 months agoF must be completed before I commence

6 months agoSo as F has no preceding activity shouldn't it be connected with first node

6 months agoYes that is correct. It isn't connected to anything except I

6 months agoDo you see that this is the case?

6 months agoBut If i remember that correctly when anything has no preceding activity it is connected with first mode?

6 months agoI only grouped it beneath A since both A and I have no preceding activity

6 months agoNode*

6 months agoBut they are NOT connected

6 months agoDo you understand that F is only connected to I?

6 months agoYea

6 months agoOkay great

6 months agoOk

6 months agoIs that really the only question you have?

6 months agoYea But I've another question in which I only need to calculate free float and total float So after this I'll do that myself

6 months agoWell, I think that now that you have the correct answer you should be able to calculate those things.

6 months agoI can help if necessary

6 months agoOh Total float is LFT-duration-EST And FREE FLOAT= EST(next activity)-duration -EST (this activity) I dont get that what LFT or EST will we take? I mean of A,B,C,D...?

6 months agoAnd what does LFT and EST stand for. Your nation deals with completely different terminology so you can't use any acronyms with me.

6 months agooh sorry EST=earliest start time LFT=latest finish time

6 months agoYeah I don't get your notation either.

6 months agoare those dashes supposed to be subtraction symbols?

6 months agoYep

6 months agorewrite the formulas and put MINUS instead of dash

6 months agoOkay

6 months agoYou can use acronyms now that I know what they mean

6 months agoTotal float is Latest Finish Time(minus) duration( minus) earliest start time And FREE FLOAT= Earliest start time(next activity) (minus) duration (minus) earliest start time(this activity)

6 months agoOh

6 months agoOkay

6 months agoHmmm interesting.

6 months agothey want this for each node (A, B, C, D)?

6 months agoor for the entire project time

6 months ago@Karla

6 months agoDo they want these calculations for each node?

6 months agoOh each node okay Then I'll do that

6 months agoNo, I'm asking if that's what they want

6 months agoI don't know if that's what they want.

6 months agoOh now I reread the question it says all free float

6 months agoThank you so much!

6 months agoI'm lost lol

6 months agoBut it says to calculate these values only for the non-critical nodes

6 months agoOh yea So I'll find the non critical path and put the values in formula

6 months agoRight?

6 months agoCorrect

6 months agoBut actually you don't have to find a non-critical path

6 months agoWhy?

6 months agoJust find the non-critical nodes

6 months agoOh yea ðŸ‘Œ

6 months agoOk

6 months agoThank you so much!

6 months agoLooks like the non-critical nodes are CDF and H

6 months agoHow do you intend to calculate the Free and Total Float for node C for example?

6 months agoShow me your work for that

6 months agoOk 1 min

6 months agoSo total float is 4-2-4 Right?

6 months agoWhere are you getting those numbers from?

6 months agoFrom your diagram

6 months agoI don't see 4 listed twice for node C

6 months agoAlso, if you're getting them from my diagram, how do you know how to interpret those numbers?

6 months agoBut what we make have 2 earliest start time and latest finish time

6 months agoBut when we make we have 2 numbers *

6 months agoI never used any such numbers to represent "early start time" and "latest finish time"

6 months agoOh so what u do?

6 months agoI only used two sets of numbers. Duration of Time To Complete a Particular Node By Itself and Total Project Time It Takes To Complete Node X Starting from Node A

6 months agoSomething like that

6 months agoOh

6 months agoX represents any node other than node A

6 months agoand F

6 months agoOh we do like I send you the pic

6 months agoThat is different way

6 months agoYeah, I calculated it correctly.

6 months agoI know you do it differently but the answer is still correct

6 months agoOh

6 months agoOk

6 months agoSome of the calculations are unnecessary from my point of view.

6 months agoOk

6 months agoBut let me help you out

6 months agoOk

6 months agoC and D each have two extra days of float time since it will take B 6 days to complete F has 6 days of float time H has only 1 day of float time 2 + 2 + 6 + 1 = 11 total float time

6 months ago11 total float days*

6 months agoDoes that make any sense to you at all?

6 months agoYou got H as 1 As G=12 And H=11 So difference

6 months agoYes, I think you are interpreting correctly the way I am calculating Free Float and Total Float

6 months agoOh alright

6 months agoFree Float C = 2 days of free float D = 2 days of free float F = 6 days of free float H = 1 day of free float Total Float 2 + 2 + 6 + 1 = 11 days total float

6 months agoAlright

6 months agoIf I have to do it the teacher way, I usually run

6 months agoI rather do it the easy way

6 months agoYea that was really easy way

6 months agoThank you so much!!

6 months agoBut it is important to manage the time properly because it is easy for the manager to think "Oh we have 11 days to play around with". That's plenty of time. Then if the employees think they have 11 days of float time, they won't do anything for 11 days and the project will surely fail. So don't tell the employees and monitor the time very closely.

6 months agoI think that actually answers one of the questions as well.

6 months agoMaybe you can think of a more technical way of explaining why the time must be monitored closely.

6 months agoOh, you already did #3, nevermind

6 months agoNo I didn't lol But I've to write advantages of critical path analysis so that are written in book

6 months agoAnd disadvantages

6 months agoWith some additional detail

6 months agoIf any delays occur, then you can push back the start time for the non-critical projects and delicate manpower towards ensuring the critical projects are completed on time.

6 months agoAlso, post the feedback from your instructor regarding this particular question.

6 months agoOkay

6 months agoThanks!

6 months agoYou bet

6 months agoYea

6 months ago