You are the project manager for a new project and

You are the project manager for a new project and have figured out the following dependencies;

1.     Activity 1 can start immediately and has an estimated duration of 3 weeks

2.     Activity 2 can start after Activity 1 is completed and has an estimated duration of 3 weeks

3.     Activity 3 can start after Activity 1 is completed and has an estimated duration of 6 weeks

4.     Activity 4 can start after Activity 2 is completed and has an estimated duration of 8 weeks

5.     Activity 5 can start after Activity 4 is completed and activity 3 is completed. This activity takes has an estimated duration of 6 weeks


Question

After some arguing between stakeholders, a new activity 6 is added to the project. It will take 11 weeks to complete and must be completed before activity 5 and after activity 3. Management is concerned that adding the activity will add 11 weeks to the project. Another stakeholder argues the time will be less than 11 weeks. Who is correct? Use the original information (without the change to activity 3 listed in the previous question) to answer the question

Also, state how much longer will the Project now take?


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