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The Little Black Book of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Michael C. THOMSETT

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8Designing the Project Flowchart

I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.

DAN QUAYLE

“I gave up on flowcharting after trying it for a while,” the manager stated. “It was just too complicated.”

“What do you mean?” the employee asked. “I thought flowcharting was supposed to help keep to a schedule.”

“We finished on time. But instead of coming out with the result I expected, we built a radio.”

A visual summary of your project is essential for schedule control and work assignments. Your project management function works best when you think of it in terms of visual control features. Thus, your goal is to come up with an effective flowcharting method, one that is more than just a procedure. It has to be easy ...

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