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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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14. Step 2: The Backbone

The Premise

Figure 14.1 Example of a network spine or backbone

Network building begins only after Step 1, the stakeholder needs, are clearly documented and understood! Every project network has some long strings of tasks with many other tasks feeding into these strings. For example, consider the string of tasks in building a house (see Figure 14.1). After the house is framed, other strings of tasks would be performed before the builder would arrange final inspections (e.g., electrical, plumbing, drywalling, painting, etc.). But to start building the network, we only consider one of these strings, and we’ll use the ...

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