Web Portfolio Compare and Contrast

Web Portfolio Compare and Contrast

            When I first look at the portfolio Alex Dukal http://www.circografico.com.ar/ I see that the portfolio of the background has a drawing paper feel. I understand why he did that kind of background, but it has that blank look to it.  It needs that literal pop to it.  Yet when I look at Jay’s portfolio I believe it has too much pop and you can get bored of it really easily. You can see that the background has the feeling that it’s something a cartoonist would carry around with themselves.  While the other portfolio Jay Hafling http://www.jayhafling.com/ has that portfolio that pops out at you.  Each portfolio has a theme to it.  The peoples work revolves are the portfolio.  Alex’s portfolio has that old school back drop.  Something along the lines of Wallace and grommet.   It grabs your attention from the beginning and when you cycle through the work he has done, it has you looking at the net work of art.  Yet each piece of work is a little similar to the previous work of art. Jay’s portfolio has the modern look.  It sticks out right away.  It has that feel that each piece of work was taken inside a room ore underwater.  Each work has the light coming down from above to have the same similarity to the previous work. 

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PERT Model and Formula

PERT model and formula

            This formula has me to calculate each task to get a completion time frame from project completion to how long each task will take to complete.  The PERT model can be in minutes, hours, days, months, and years. The formula is:

            Expected Value = (Optimistic + (4 x Most Likely) + Pessimistic) / 6

 

                        EV = (10 + (4 x 15) + 20) / 6

                        EV = (10 + (60) +20) / 6

                        EV = (70 + 20) / 6

                        EV = (90) / 6

                        EV = 15 days is the time it should take me to finish the project.

 

            The PERT model also has a confidence factor formula that will allow you to get a range of how confident you are to completing a task.

            Standard Deviation = (Pessimistic – Optimistic) / 6  

 

                        SD = (20 – 10) / 6

                        SD = (10) / 6

                        SD = 1.66 is my standard deviation

 

To calculate the range of the confidence factor, 87.5 is always plugged in to calculations.

Confidence Factor = 87.5 + (2 x SD)

Confidence Factor = 87.5 – (2 x SD)

            CF = 87.5 + (2 x 1.66)

            CF = 87.5 + (3.32)

            CF = 90.82

            CF = 87.5 – (2 x 1.66)

            CF = 87.5 – (3.32)

            CF = 84.18

My Confidence Factor range to completing this project in 15 days is 90.82 to 84.18 percent.

 

Now I need to calculate all my task completion and their confidence range.

PERT  Project Schedule

These tasks are measured in Hours.

Task

Expected Value

Standard Deviation

Confidence Range

Interviewing

15hrs

1.66hrs

90.82% – 84.18%

Scripting

12hrs

2hrs

91.5% – 83.5%

Filming

48hrs

4hrs

95.5% – 79.5%

Editing

24.33hrs

1.66hrs

90.82% –   84.18%

 

Breaking Down the Project Activities

The work breakdown structure is the structure of the project. When you look at the step by step project diagram, you see a system of process. This is the structure of breaking down those processes to see an up close look at the process of the step in details.
Work packages are the lowest level of the work breakdown structure. This is the area where you will see who is assigned to each job, the estimates for each job will cost, and see the resources that you are going to use for the project.
Defining tasks and activities is an important job. If you don’t define a task people will not know what they’re supposed to be doing. The activities people are supposed to be doing will not get accomplished there for nothing gets done and now your project is behind.
Activity sequencing is the act of putting thing in logical order. You want to put these in order so you don’t get confused and/or don’t assign people to the same job.
Milestones are great things to get excited about. They are a good way to show the progress of a project. On way to look at a milestone is to look at it as a way to know when goals are achieved and when the project gets that much closer to a finished project.
Estimating activity durations is an area that is looked at to know how long each activity is supposed to take. If filming was to takes a year to get done then you would question why filming took 2 years. So determining the duration of activities is very important to a project.
Estimating dependencies are critical to any project. When you have to depend on certain people or companies, you have to take that a grain of salt at a time. Because you are relying on things that you can’t control.
Network diagrams are a way to show a diagram in order they’ll be performed. This is a system of the step by step process.
Precedence diagramming is a way to of placing activities in the seqenceual order and also looking each one’s dependencies.
Activity on node is the sequencing diagram in circle form. The procedure of putting things in circle form has a way to show you the order of things in a picture format versus describing it.
Arrow diagraming is the diagraming process using arrows versus circles. This is also known as activity on arrow. Each arrow shows you what must be done first before you can move on to the next objective.
Choosing diagramming methods will help you get a more visual procedure and system of things that have to happen. These diagrams are very important to reaching milestones and finishing a project.
Scope creep is a problem that comes into play when you get activities done and more activates are created as a result. You have to be aware of the problem of making more work for yourself as you complete tasks.