The Key Factors of Critical Path Method in Manufacturing Industry Project

Dg Mohd Al Hafidz Bin Ishak, (2021) The Key Factors of Critical Path Method in Manufacturing Industry Project. Masters thesis, Open University Malaysia (OUM).

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Understanding the right project scheduling methodology is essential to ensure project completion on time. This research is addressing problem of project not complete on time due to project scheduling methodology specifically Critical Path Method methodology not entirely understood by project team. Objectives of this research is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of Critical Path Method, to identify success factor of Critical Path Method and to identify elements of Critical Path Method. The scope of this research is on manufacturing industry specifically in electronics sector located in Johor area and respondent consists of project management professionals. A total of 128 project management professionals eligible for the study with response rate of 91.43%. From those responses, 114 responses were valid for the final statistical assessment. The methodology is based on quantitative research approach. Survey has been used as an instrument for data collection while validity statistical analysis and reliability statistical analysis were used to assess collected data. Studies show the reliable advantages of Critical Path Method are assist project team to make an informed decision, delivers a systematic project scheduling, visualize scheduling risk and enhance project flexibility. Study also show reliable disadvantages of Critical Path Method are Critical Path increase when project duration shortens, Critical Path Method become more complex when scope, time and cost creep from initial project charter, Critical Path Method become ineffective to manage when cost and time are too flexible and changes too dynamic. Study also show that reliable success factor of Critical Path Method are maintain the project plan up-to- date which accessible by everyone and maintain the stakeholder updated using the right method of communication. Study show that reliable Critical Path Method elements are Critical Path analysis, float calculation, early start and early finish calculation, float determination and lastly late start and late finish calculation. (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: A Master’s Project submitted in fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Project Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical Path Method, project scheduling methodology, project team , thesis , MPM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management

T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: OUM Graduate Centre
Depositing User: Siti Norfazila Ismail
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2022 03:12
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022 03:13

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