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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition by Albert Lester

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Chapter 20

Planning Blocks and Subdivision of Blocks

Abstract

Large projects have to be split into manageable areas or blocks so that the networks do not become unwieldy. This chapter gives examples of how a number of projects can be broken into blocks, each of which could be its own planning network. Examples are given of how each block can be subdivided into strings of activities, which could be arranged by similar items of equipment, trades or disciplines, geographical proximity, operational systems, or stages of completion. The use and advantages of banding a network are also discussed.

Keywords

Planning blocks; banding; subdivision of blocks

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