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In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

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Explaining What a Network Diagram Says about Your Project

Consider using the Network Diagram to help you explain the flow of work to management. A Network Diagram presents your project much like a map for a road trip. Using the Network Diagram, you can determine how long the trip will take, identify potential bottlenecks, and find alternate ways to reach the destination.

The Network Diagram (see 11-1) organizes the flow of project work using boxes that represent tasks. The lines and arrows that connect these boxes identify the sequence of tasks. To some degree, the lines and arrows also identify dependencies, because tasks on the left side of an arrow must occur before tasks on the right side of an arrow. That said, actual dependency relationships ...

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