Homework 1: Chapter 1 Personal Trainer Inc. Continuing Case: Personal Trainer Inc. Personal Trainer Inc. owns and operates fitness centers in a dozen Midwestern cities. The centers have done well and the company is planning an international expansion by opening a new “supercenter” in the Toronto area. Background Cassia Umi president heads Personal Trainer’s management team. Three managers’ report to her at the firm’s Chicago headquarters: Janet McDonald manager finance; Tai Tranh manager sales and marketing; and Reed Curry manager operations. The managers who run the 12 existing centers all report to Reed. Cassia wants the new supercenter to emphasize a wide variety of personal services and special programs for members. If the supercenter approach is successful it will become the model for Personal Trainer’s future growth. Cassia personally selected Gray Lewis a manager with three years of fitness center experience to run the new facility. The new supercenter 5 days Study a sample of sales and billing transactions 2 days Prepare a report for Susan 1 day Identify all dependent tasks and indicate what predecessor tasks are required. task predecessor Meet with fitness center managers at other Personal Trainer locations 0 Conduct Series of interviews 1 Review Company records 2 Observe business operations 2 Analyze the Bumblebee accounting software 3 4 Study a sample of sales and billing transactions 3 4 Prepare a report for Susan 5 6 Construct a PERT/CPM chart like the one in Figure 3-27 on page 110. If you have access to Microsoft Project or other project management software you can use it to help you create the chart. 4. Determine the overall duration of the project and identify the critical path. Total project duration is 24 days Critical path 1 2 4 5 7 Fig showing critical task and the critical path. [...]
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