Define a task network for OLCRS described in Problem 27.7, or alternatively, for another software project that interests you. Be sure to show tasks and milestones and to attach effort and duration estimates to each task. If possible, use an automated scheduling tool to perform this work.
Assume that you have been contracted by a university to develop an online course registration system (OLCRS). First, act as the customer (if you’re a student, that should be easy!) and specify the characteristics of a good system. (Alternatively, your instructor will provide you with a set of preliminary requirements for the system.) Using the estimation methods discussed in Chapter 26, develop an effort and duration estimate for OLCRS. Suggest how you would:
a. Define parallel work activities during the OLCRS project.
b. Distribute effort throughout the project.
c. Establish milestones for the project.