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

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Chapter 31

Cash Flow Forecasting

Abstract

This chapter describes by means of an example how a cash flow table can be produced from a critical path network and bar chart. Graphs can then be produced to show the cash flow and the relationship between the inflow and outflow curves.

Keywords

Cash flow; inflow curve; outflow curve

Chapter Outline

It has been stated in Chapter 30 that it is very easy to convert a network into a bar chart, especially if the durations and week (or day) numbers have been inserted. Indeed, the graphical method of analysis actually generates the bar chart as it is developed.

If we now divide this bar chart into a number of time periods (say, weeks or months) it is possible to see, by adding up ...

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