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Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management by Nancy Mingus

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HOUR 9
Creating a Network Diagram
CHAPTER SUMMARY
LESSON PLAN:
In this hour you will learn about …
• Understanding task relationships.
• Determining inter-task relationships.
• Creating a PERT chart.
• Creating a CPM diagram.
Now that we’ve created a Work Breakdown Structure, assigned project resources, and estimated our task times and costs, we’re ready to look at creating a project schedule. The first step in creating a schedule is to create a network diagram. In the following sections of this hour, you’ll learn about the various network diagramming techniques and how to apply them to your projects.

UNDERSTAND TASK RELATIONSHIPS

In Hour 1, “Understanding Project Management,” we noted that, by definition, a project is a series of connected ...

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