Whistler Ski Resort Project

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CHAPTER 5
Review Questions
2 – Organization culture can significantly influence the estimates. How the difference of culture appears on human beings can also be seen in an organization. In some organizations, padding estimates is normal and even encouraged in some cases. On the other hand, another organization which is sensitive on estimates can put much more effort to increase the accuracy of the project estimates. It is all about their approach to the project management. Some believe that it is always impossible to predict the future and worthless to spend so much time on it. However, the rest subscribe to the belief that accurate estimates are the key points of effective project management.
3 – Top-down estimates are derived from people
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The red path is the critical path. Case : Whistler Ski Resort Project
The project layout is shown below. Activity | Task | Duration | Start to Finish Predecessors | 1 | Order materials for chair lift | 30 | | 2 | Order materials for rope tow | 12 | | 3 | Order lumber for day lodge, generator hut, foundations | 9 | | 4 | Order electrical and plumbing materials | 12 | | 5 | Order generator | 12 | | 6 | Build road site | 6 | | 7 | Clear day lodge | 6 | 6 | 8 | Clear generator house | 3 | 6 | 9 | Clear chair lift | 36 |

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