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The Project Management Question and Answer Book by Marina N. GRASHINA, Michael W. NEWELL

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5Time Management

What is a network diagram?

Network diagrams are used in many ways, from engineering to computer programming to management. In project management the network diagram is usually associated with the scheduling function. The network diagram for a schedule shows the logical relationships between the activities of the schedule for a project.

The activities are taken two at a time. The relationship between them is such that one activity is the independent activity and the other is the dependent activity. Typically, for example, this relationship shows that the independent activity must finish before the dependent activity is allowed to start.

The network diagram clearly delineates the sequence of activities that the project must follow ...

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