# Week7 ilab

Theory of Constraints Lab Points Description
CPM Diagram  10 Using a method of your choice (i.e., Excel, Word, Visio, etc.), construct a CPM diagram and copy the completed diagram to a MS Word document.
Possible Paths   5 Calculate the time to complete each path, copy the calculations, show the work, and then post to a MS Word document.
Critical Path   5 Identify which path is the critical path, copy the answer to a MS Word document, and submit the completed lab via your Dropbox.
Total  20 A quality paper will meet the above requirements.

### Scenario and Summary

Read this short paper on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and how to construct this type of diagram. Then, construct a CPM chart using the following data and note which path is the critical path.

Activity Title Immediate Predecessors   Time (weeks)

1-2

A

n/a

1

2-3

B

A

5

2-4

C

A

2

3-5

D

B

2

3-7

E

B

2

4-5

F

C

2

4-8

G

C

3

5-6

H

D, F

2

6-7

I

H

3

7-8

J

E, I

3

8-9

K

G, J

2

### Deliverables

Using the table above, construct a CPM diagram. Identify all possible paths, calculate the time to complete each of them, and identify which path is the critical path. Submit a copy of this in your report in a MS Word document.

## LAB STEPS

### STEP 1: CPM Diagram

Using a method of your choice (i.e., Excel, Word, Visio, etc.), construct a CPM diagram. Copy the completed diagram to a MS Word document.

### STEP 2: Possible Paths

Calculate the time to complete each path. Copy your calculations and show your work, please. Post to a MS Word document.

### STEP 3: Critical Path

Identify which path is the critical path. Copy your answer to a MS Word document and submit your completed lab via your Dropbox.

### STEP 4: Submission of Your Assignment

Submit your completed lab in a MS Word document for grading. Please provide only one document with all responses.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.