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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition by Albert Lester

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Chapter 23

Lester Diagram

Abstract

This chapter describes the advantages and use of the Lester diagram, which combines the advantages of an AoA network with the advantages of an AoN network. The data from this network can be analyzed manually or by computer, and the diagram itself can be drawn as a grid.

Keywords

Lester diagram; grid

With the development of the network grid, the drafting of an arrow diagram enables the activities to be easily organized into disciplines or work areas and eliminates the need to enter reference numbers into the nodes. Instead the grid reference numbers (or letters) can be fed into the computer. The grid system also makes it possible to produce acceptable arrow diagrams on a computer that can be used ‘in the field’ without ...

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