Gantlet Charts and AON Networks.

  1. What is the purpose of the Gantt chart. The AON network? How are they similar and how are they different? Explain how the PM would use both of these tools to manage the project? 
  2. Work Breakdown Structure vs. Project Schedule. Discuss the difference between the work breakdown structure and the project schedule. How would you use the WBS to develop the project schedule? 
  3. The Risk Management Process. Project risk must be systematically identified, assessed and managed. Proper risk management implies control of possible future events, and is proactive rather than reactive. In this discussion topic, discuss the components of the risk management plan and how the risk management plan is used during project execution. How would you use the WBS in risk identification/assessment? 
  4. Project Change Control. Project change that happens late in the project life cycle can lead to cost/schedule overruns, product defects and project rework, or even early project termination. As a project manager, you should insist on having a formal change control/change management system in place to avoid these challenges. How can you ensure that you maintain control over how the project work is authorized and the manner in which changes are approved? What are the important elements of a project change control system?