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Project Scheduling

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Develop a network diagram from the work packages in a WBS.

•  Perform a forward and backward pass on a network diagram.

•  Identify the critical path and available float from a network diagram.

•  Convert a network diagram into a Gantt chart.

Estimated timing for this chapter:

Reading 25 minutes
Exercises 1 hour
Review Questions 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT

Two scheduling tools are common in project management: the Gantt chart, which is essentially a bar graph over a calendar; and the network diagram ...

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