Resource scheduling in a loading chart Name Professor Course Institution Date In the first case if the free slack will be 0 the total slack will also be 0 because it is the last resource (last task) and hence resource 6 (backhoe) will be in use. In the second scenario the backhoe would be utilized in task 5 while both the free slack and total slack is 0. This is because task 5 would make the task 3 late which would make task 6 not to commence on time. Both task backhoe (Braude n.d.). Since it is the resource for activities 3 and 6 the activity 3 would overlap the task 6 by five days which means that the backhoe use should be extended to 18 days. This is certainly against the scheduled timeline (Precher 2014). References Braude E. J. (n.d.). Softweare engineering: Modern approaches. S.l.: John Wiley. Schwindt C. (2005). Resource Allocation in Project Management. Klein R. (2011). Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects. Boston MA: Springer US. precher A. (2014). Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling: Exact Methods for the Multi-Mode Case. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Loading chart [...]
You have determined the following schedule for a project in which the key resource is a backhoe. You receive a call from your partner, Delvin, who desperately needs one of your backhoes for four days. You tell Delvin you would be willing to let him have the backhoe if you are still able to complete your project in 13 days. Develop a resource schedule in the loading chart that follows, to see if it is possible lend Delvin a backhoe for four days, and still complete the project in 13 days. Be sure to record the order in which you schedule the activities using scheduling heuristics. No splitting of activities is possible. Can you say yes to Delvin's request? If yes, which days would you lend him the backhoe? If not, why not? Thoroughly address the question in a 2 page paper, but include the chart as an appendix to your paper. Option Two Attachment Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements: 2 pages in length, not including the cover, references page, and appendix. Formatted according to APA. Cite a minimum of three sources, two of which should be current academic peer-reviewed, scholarly sources to support your responses—and should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course, and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Google Scholar is a great place to find these resources. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and the current APA and writing standards. Note: Current research in this class means the most recent five-year period. Although research older than five years may be used, it will not count toward the assignment requirement. Appendix for loading chart—remember that appendices follow the references page.