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Dependencies impose a sequential order in which ___ tasks must be completed.
Parallel tasks are tasks which are ___ on the same tasks but ___ on the other
Coupled tasks requires the ___ other other tasks in order to be completed
Couple tasks are mutually ___.
A tool for representing and analyzing tasks dependencies is a ___.
Design structure matrix
Reading across a row of a DSM reveals all of the tasks whose ___ is required to perform the task
Reading down a column of a DSM reveals which tasks ___ information from the tasks corresponding to that column.
A mark appear above the diagonal on a DSM means that:
An earlier task is dependent on a later task
Changing the order of tasks on a DSM is known as
sequencing or partitioning
In a DSM, two or more tasks are parallel if there are
no marks linking them
A traditional tool for representing the timing of tasks is known as ___.
a Gantt chart
A delay in any ___ task will result in a delay in the entire project duration.
The longest chain of dependent events is known as the ___.
The minimum number of people required on the project team can be estimated by dividing the total estimated time to complete the tasks by the ___.
planned project duration
What are common milestones to be used as anchor points for scheduling?
- Design reviews
- Comprehensive prototypes
- Trade shows
What are four major budget items?
- Materials and services
- Project-specific facilities
- Spending on outside development resources
What are guidelines (which apply to the project as a whole) for accelerating projects?
- Start the project early
- Manage the project scope
- Facilitate the exchange of essential information