Question #1 – Brightstar Industries You will lead a training session for new employees at Brightstar Industries. You must develop a specific schedule for the following tasks (the estimated duration is shown in parentheses): First, you need to contact the participants and explain their roles (1 day). Then you must obtain approval from their department managers (3 days). After you obtain the approval, two tasks can begin at the same time: you can arrange the meeting room (1 day) and prepare an agenda for the initial session (8 days). When the agenda is ready, you can start two more concurrent tasks: prepare the information packets (3 days) and create visual aids (6 days). When the meeting room is arranged and the information packets are ready, you can send out an e-mail to participants (1 day). Finally, after the e-mail is sent to participants and the visual aids are ready, you can conduct the JAD sessions (7 days). Tasks (submit a PDF file of answers to the following questions) 1. Prepare a list showing all tasks and their durations.
2. Analyze the fact situation carefully to determine which tasks are concurrent and which ones depend on other tasks.
3. Develop a PERT chart that shows the project. Use project management software.
4. What is the critical path for this project? How do you know?
Question #2 – New Car Purchase Think of all the tasks that you perform when you purchase a car. Include any research, decision, or financial issues that relate to the purchase.
Tasks (submit a PDF file of the chart and the car image) Using the basic flowchart template, create a flow diagram using Visio that includes:
1. At least 8 steps 2. At least one Decision 3. Include a picture of the ideal car (see kbb.com or other sites) crop image as needed. Site where you found the image if needed.