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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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7.7. Analyzing the Project Network Diagram

One of the most satisfying accomplishments in IT project management is to step back and, looking at the PND, follow the project conception through each task to the final deliverable of the project. Don't get too infatuated—this network diagram will likely change.

Now that the PND has been constructed, you can find the critical path. The critical path is the sequence of events that determine the project completion date. The critical path is the longest duration from project start to project completion. For example, imagine that you have created and analyzed your network diagram. Most likely there are multiple paths from project start to completion. One of the project paths will take longer than any of ...

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