Ajax is about to embark on a project involving the design, manufacture and introduction of a new microwave oven. The first three activities and the immediate predecessors are:
A Prototype Design none
B Acquisition of Materials A
C Prototype Construction B
However, it has not yet been decided whether the prototype materials will be purchased from a vendor (taking two weeks) or produced in another Ajax division (four weeks). What are the implications of this regarding usage of any standard project scheduling technique?