Project #69690 - Quantitative Business Analysis

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Author: Christopher Bohannon
Date Evaluated: 04/15/2015 08:48:51 AM (MDT)
DRF template: QAT1 Quantitative Analysis (V1 UNDERGRAD 1114)
Program: QAT1 Quantitative Analysis (V1 UNDERGRAD 1114)
Evaluation Method: Using Rubric
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Criteria Description
Evaluation Summary for Quantitative Analysis: Task 4 PERT Chart & CPM Techniques
Final Score: Does not Meet
Overall comments: 4/15/15: The submission provides accurate responses for many of the task aspects, including the expected completion times, variances, crash costs per week, and maximum reduction in times. Please review the aspects in need of further development and provide accurate responses.

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Detailed Results (Rubric used: QAT Task 4 (1014))
Articulation of Response (clarity, organization, mechanics)  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate provides unsatisfactory articulation of response.  
The candidate provides weak articulation of response.  
The candidate provides adequate articulation of response.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
 
A1. Expected Completion Time  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the expected completion time for any project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the expected completion time for 1–8 of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the expected completion time for each of the 9 project activities.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The expected completion time for the 9 activities are accurately determined.
A1a. Answers for Part A1  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not provide all answers for part A1 in Table 1.1.  
The candidate provides, with insufficient support, all answers for part A1 in Table 1.1.  
The candidate provides, with sufficient support, all answers for part A1 in Table 1.1.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
 
A2. Variance  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the variance for any project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the variance for 1–8 of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the variance for each of the 9 project activities.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The variances of the 9 activities are accurately determined.
A2a. Answers for Part A2  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not provide all answers for part A2 in Table 1.1.  
The candidate provides, with insufficient support, all answers for part A2 in Table 1.1.  
The candidate provides, with sufficient support, all answers for part A2 in Table 1.1.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
 
A3. PERT Chart  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not provide a PERT chart showing the network diagram with the activities and their expected times.  
Not applicable.  
The candidate provides a PERT chart showing the network diagram with the activities and their expected times.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The PERT charts are correctly provided and includes the expected times.
A3a. Critical Path  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately identify the critical path.  
Not applicable.  
The candidate accurately identifies the critical path.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The critical path, ACDGHI, is accurately identified.
A4a. Expected Duration  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the expected duration of the entire project.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the expected duration of the entire project.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the expected duration of the entire project.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: 46 weeks is accurately determined as the expected duration of the entire project.
A4b. Activity E Slack  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the slack for project Activity E.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the slack for project Activity E.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the slack for project Activity E.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The slack for Activity E is correctly determined as 5 weeks.
A4c. Activity C Slack  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the slack for project Activity C.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the slack for project Activity C.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the slack for project Activity C.  
Criterion Score: 0.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The slack for Activity C is determined as 0 weeks. This is incorrect. Please review the method for determining slack time.

For instruction on determining the slack for project Activity C, please revisit the section entitled Concepts of PERT/CPM Techniques in the study plan for this course by following this link:https://cos.wgu.edu/student/course/27321/activity/69590. Chapter 12 - Project Management, as well as Section 2.11 The Normal Distribution in Chapter 2 - Probability Concepts and Applications of the e-textbook, along with PROJ0542 module in SkillSoft may be particularly helpful.
A4d. Activity F Start  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start.  
Criterion Score: 0.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The earliest week Activity F is scheduled to start is determined as week 4. This is incorrect. Please review the method for determining the earliest week.

For instruction on determining the earliest week project Activity F is scheduled to start, please revisit the section entitled Concepts of PERT/CPM Techniques in the study plan for this course by following this link:https://cos.wgu.edu/student/course/27321/activity/69590. Chapter 12 - Project Management, as well as Section 2.11 The Normal Distribution in Chapter 2 - Probability Concepts and Applications of the e-textbook, along with PROJ0542 module in SkillSoft may be particularly helpful.
A4e. Activity G Finish  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The latest week Activity G is scheduled to finish is correctly determined as week 30.5.
A5. Probability of Completion  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the probability of completing this project in time for the product launch in 48 weeks.  
The candidate accurately determines, with insufficient support, the probability of completing this project in time for the product launch in 48 weeks.  
The candidate accurately determines, with sufficient support, the probability of completing this project in time for the product launch in 48 weeks.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: 92.51% is sufficiently determined as the probability of completing the project in time.
B1. Maximum Reduction  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the maximum reduction in time for any of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the maximum reduction in time for 1–9 of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the maximum reduction in time for each of the 10 project activities.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The maximum reduction in times for the 10 activities are accurately determined.
B1a. Answers for B1  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not provide all answers for part B1 in Table 1.2.  
The candidate provides, with insufficient support, all answers for part B1 in Table 1.2.  
The candidate provides, with sufficient support, all answers for part B1 in Table 1.2.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
 
B2. Crash Cost  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the crash cost per week for any of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the crash cost per week for 1–9 of the project activities.  
The candidate accurately determines the crash cost per week for each of the 10 project activities.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The crash costs per week for the 10 activities are accurately determined.
B2a. Answers for B2  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not provide all answers for part B2 in Table 1.2.  
The candidate provides, with insufficient support, all answers for part B2 in Table 1.2.  
The candidate provides, with sufficient support, all answers for part B2 in Table 1.2.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 
 
C1. Activities to be Crashed  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately identify the activities, considering all paths, to be crashed to meet the given criteria.  
Not applicable.  
The candidate accurately identifies the activities, considering all paths, to be crashed to meet the given criteria.  
Criterion Score: 0.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The work recommends Activity O for crashing. This is incorrect. Please identify the appropriate activities to be crashed that meets the given criteria.

For instruction on determining the latest week project Activity G is scheduled to finish, please revisit the section entitled Concepts of PERT/CPM Techniques in the study plan for this course by following this link:https://cos.wgu.edu/student/course/27321/activity/69590. Chapter 12 - Project Management, as well as Section 2.11 The Normal Distribution in Chapter 2 - Probability Concepts and Applications of the e-textbook, along with PROJ0542 module in SkillSoft may be particularly helpful.
C2. Number of Weeks  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the number of weeks each of the activities identified in part C1 should be crashed.  
Not applicable.  
The candidate accurately determines the number of weeks each of the activities identified in part C1 should be crashed.  
Criterion Score: 0.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: The number of weeks to crash Activity O is determined as 1. This is incorrect. Upon identifying the accurate activities for crashing, please determine the number of weeks for each activity.

For instruction on identifying the number of weeks each of the activities identified in part C1 should be crashed to meet the deadline with the lowest possible increase in cost, please revisit the section entitled Concepts of PERT/CPM Techniques in the study plan for this course by following this link: https://cos.wgu.edu/student/course/27321/activity/69590. Chapter 12 - Project Management, as well as Section 2.11 The Normal Distribution in Chapter 2 - Probability Concepts and Applications of the e-textbook, along with PROJ0542 module in SkillSoft may be particularly helpful.
C3. Sum of Individual Costs  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
The candidate does not accurately determine the sum of the individual costs of crashing eachactivity identified in part C1.  
Not applicable.  
The candidate accurately determines the sum of the individual costs of crashing each activity identified in part C1.  
Criterion Score: 0.00 
Comments on this criterion: 4/15/15: $1,357 is determined as the sum of the individual costs. This is incorrect. Upon the accurate solutions for C1 and C2, please determine the accurate total costs for crashing each activity.


For instruction on identifying the additional crashing cost of the activities identified in part C1, please revisit the section entitled Concepts of PERT/CPM Techniques in the study plan for this course by following this link:https://cos.wgu.edu/student/course/27321/activity/69590. Chapter 12 - Project Management, as well as Section 2.11 The Normal Distribution in Chapter 2 - Probability Concepts and Applications of the e-textbook, along with PROJ0542 module in SkillSoft may be particularly helpful.
D. Sources  
(0) 0=Unsatisfactory/Not Present
(1) 1=Needs Improvement
(2) 2=Competent
When the candidate uses sources, the candidate does not provide in-text citations and references.  
When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references with major deviations from APA style.  
When the candidate uses sources, the candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and references accurately or with only minor deviations from APA style.  
Criterion Score: 2.00 

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