TAILIEUCHUNG - Lecture Project management: The managerial process (6/e) - Chapter 6: Developing a project plan

The main contents of the chapter consist of the following: Developing the project network, from work package to network, constructing a project network, activity-on-node (AON) fundamentals, network computation process, using the forward and backward pass information, level of detail for activities,. | Project Management 6e. 6-1 6–2 Where We Are Now Project Management 6e. 6-2 6–3 Developing the Project Plan The Project Network A flow chart that graphically depicts the sequence, interdependencies, and start and finish times of the project job plan of activities that is the critical path through the network. Provides the basis for scheduling labor and equipment. Enhances communication among project participants. Provides an estimate of the project’s duration. Provides a basis for budgeting cash flow. Identifies activities that are critical. Highlights activities that are “critical” and can not be delayed. Help managers get and stay on plan. Project Management 6e. 6-3 6–4 Constructing a Project Network Terminology Activity: an element of the project that requires time. Merge Activity: an activity that has two or more preceding activities on which it depends. Parallel (Concurrent) Activities: Activities that can occur independently and, if desired, not at the same time. A C D B Project

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