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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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15. Step 3: The Skeleton

The Premise

The spine or backbone of the network was completed in the prior step. Continuing the process, every task or collection of tasks that you add must now be somehow connected to this spine. All of Step 2, the backbone, must be complete before starting this step. The analogy is that in building a house, you must have the footings and foundation before you start putting up walls. The backbone of a project network is the foundation.

Figure 15.1 The skeleton of a house

Building the Walls of the House

Building the skeleton means adding the additional required tasks and paths of the project, following a structured, ...

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