Dream Team Productions, a firm hired to coordinate the release of the movie Paycheck (starring Uma Thurman and Ben Affleck), identified 16 activities to be completed before the release of the film.
(a) How many weeks in advance of the film release should Dream Team has started its marketing campaign? What is the critical path? The tasks (in time units of weeks) are as follows:
(b) If activities I and J were not necessarily what impact would this have on the critical path and the number of weeks needed to complete the marketing campaign?