Identify a particular task where you could lengthen the duration without it affecting the critical path.

You will lead a training session for new employees at Brightstar Industries. You must develop a specific schedule for the following tasks (the estimated duration is shown in parentheses):

First, you need to contact the participants and explain their roles (1 day).
Then you must obtain approval from their department managers (3 days).
After you obtain the approval, two tasks can begin at the same time: you can arrange the meeting room (1 day) and prepare an agenda for the initial session (8 days).
When the agenda is ready, you can start two more concurrent tasks: prepare the information packets (3 days) and create visual aids (6 days).
When the meeting room is arranged and the information packets are ready, you can send out an e-mail to participants (1 day).
Finally, after the e-mail is sent to participants and the visual aids are ready, you can conduct the training sessions (7 days).
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) identifying the Tasks ID, Tasks Description, Tasks Duration (Days), and Predecessor Tasks of the tasks above. Word and Excel tables work well.
Create a PERT/CPM chart, using the WBS above, to determine which tasks IDs are on the critical path?

Identify a particular task where you could lengthen the duration without it affecting the critical path. Please clearly note the task ID #, and the new Duration.

Use critical path analysis to adjust the PERT chart in response to following update.


  • What does the author think about nationalism?
  • Is a high-quality product more or less expensive than a poor-quality product?
  • Explain why we might consider Greenfield’s article a worthwhile source for a college essay?
  • Discuss how stress is related to insomnia and chronic illnesses such as depression, coronary heart disease, and ulcers.
  • Is a high quality product more or less expensive than a poor quality product?
  • Briefly describe a movie (or movie scene) or television show episode of your choice in the introduction to the paper that illustrates at least THREE concepts from Ch. 2 (Culture & Gender), e.g., “individualistic culture,” collectivistic culture,” “monochronic,” “polychronic,” “uncertainty avoidance,” “gender roles,” expressive talk,” “instrumental talk,” affectionate communication,” and so forth.
  • Write a full summary-response essay about the chapter we have been reading from Richard Rodriguez’s “Hunger of Memory.”
  • Explain what moral reasoning/ethical situation or decision the athletes, coaches, or actors were facing in the clip.
  • Write a short reaction essay (2 pages double-spaced, 12 point font) on which type of security (National vs. Human) is more important and why?
  • Explain what we mean by “Balance of Power” regarding this period of European history.