planning a research study on ice flow in Antarctica

Problem #6 (100 Points Total))
The National Science Foundation is planning a research study on ice flow in Antarctica. The
activities and their predecessors, along with the budget item are included in the following table:

Task/Activity Time
(mo.)
Predecessor(s) Total
Budget
($000)
Work Package by Month
1 2 3 4
5
A. Preliminary Plan 3 None 3 1 1 1
B. Detail Plan 2 A 2 1 1
C. Hire staff 2 B 4 4 0
D. Equipment selection 1 B 5 5
E. Train staff 1 C 3 3
F. Buy clothing/supplies 3 C 9 3 0 6
G. Plane Transportation 2 C 60 5 55
H. Get custom equipment 5 D 36 5 5 10 10 6
I. Get additional equipment 3 H 20 10 5 5
J. Test equipment 1 E, I 6 6
K. Ship clothing/supplies 5 F 15 3 3 0 0 9
L. Travel 1 G, K, J 9 9

A. Create a Time-Phased Budget (20 Points)

ID Task Dur Budget0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
A Prel Plan
B Det. Plan
C Hire Staff
D Sel. Equip
E Train
F Purch. Clothing
G Plane Transport
H Custom Equip.
I Additonal Equip.
J Test Equip.
K Ship Supplies
L Travel
Total Budget
Cumulative Budget

B. Create a Time-Cost Duration Graph. (20 Points)

Cost
Period

C. Use the information on the previous two pages to respond to the questions below: (60
Points)
1. What is the BAC for the project? (10 points)
2. What is the Planned Value after the completion of month 9 of the project? (10 points)
3. If the project is 60% complete in terms of cost at the completion of month 9 of the project
and your actual cost incurred thru this same time period is $108,000, what is your revised
estimate for the project cost at completion? Is the project ahead or behind in terms of
scheduled work? (40 points)

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