There are several forms of project graphics commonly used by project managers to provide information to project stakeholders or communicate status about the project. Graphics include drawings, illustrations, photographs, and charts. Common project graphics include the Gantt Chart, network diagram, PERT, PDM, learning curve charts, quality control charts, and S-Curves to illustrate project financial data such as earned value. Project graphics are used to enhance the reporting of project status and are directly related to the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Area Project Communications Management.
Key terms and definitions to review and remember
Control Chart A tool used to determine whether a manufacturing or business process is in a state of statistical control or not. Generally includes a center line or process average an upper control limit and lower control limit. Data points are plotted on the control chart and then analyzed to determine where process problems may exist.
Flow Chart A pictorial summary that uses symbols and words to illustrate the steps, sequence, and relationships ...