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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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3. Poorly Defined Project Networks

The Premise—Why Focus on Project Networks?

To avoid confusion and arguments about what a project network is and how it should be represented, we will use the following definition. To us, a project network is a model of the major work needed to meet the stakeholder needs and drive some part of the organization’s goals. Regardless of whether people are using Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) networks, lists, GANTT charts, or some other format, the network is the raw material of projects. In some form, it describes tasks, the correct sequence of the tasks (what must come before something else), the effort expected to complete the work, the resources, and other notes about the work that may not be ...

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