The following data were obtained from an in-house MIS project:

The following data were obtained from an in-house MIS project:

Resource Allocation/Leveling

The following data were obtained from an in-house MIS project:

Activity

Duration

Predecessors

Personnel
/ Cost

A

3
Days

1
Systems Analyst/$260 day

B

6
Days

2
Programmers/$200 day each

C

3
Days

A

2
Programmers/$200 day each

D

3
Days

B

2
Hardware Specialists/$280 day each

E

3 Days

B

1
Hardware Specialist/$280 day

F

2
Days

C,
D

1
Test Engineer/$300 day

Personnel
Available

Quantity

Systems
Analysts

1

Programmers

4

Hardware
Specialists

2

Test
Engineers

1

The software manufacturer has only the above
personnel available for the project. Additional personnel can be hired from
an agency at a 90% cost premium if needed.

(a) Identify any resource conflicts in the above project. State the
activities involved, the time frame of the conflict(s), the personnel in
conflict and the number of people involved.

(b) Note that operations cannot be split; what is the least cost method of
resolving the conflict(s), assuming the project duration must not be
extended? What additional cost, if any, will be incurred?


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