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Project Network Diagram: Any schematic display of the logical relationships of project activities.
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Always drawn from left to right to reflect project chronology. Often incorrectly referred to as a "PERT chart". Remaining Duration (RDU): The time needed to complete an activity. Resource Leveling: Any form of network analysis in which start and finish dates are driven by resource management concerns. Resource-Limited Schedule: A project schedule whose start and finish dates reflect expected resource availability. The final project schedule should always be resource limited. Scheduled Finish Date (SF): The point in time work was scheduled to finish on an activity. The scheduled finish date is normally within the range of dates delimited by the early finish date and the late finish date. Scheduled Start Date (SS): The point in time work was scheduled to start on an activity. The scheduled start date is normally within the range of dates delimited by the early start and late start dates. Slack: Synonymous with float. Time-Scaled Network Diagram: Any project network diagram drawn is such a way that the positioning and length of the activity represents its duration. Essentially, it is a bar chart that includes network logic. Total Float: Synonymous with float. Work Item: Synonymous with activity. Time Management Activity Definition: 2. The process of identifying and documenting the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables identified in the WBS. 3. Define the activities such that the project objectives will be met.l, 4. Inputs include: WBS, scope statement, historical information, constraints, and assumptions 5. Methods used during activity definition:
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6. Decomposition: Involves subdividing project elements into smaller, more manageable components. Differs from scope definition in that the outputs are activities (action steps) rather than deliverables 7. Templates: Activity lists or portions of activity lists from previous projects. 8. Outputs include: Activity list, supporting detail including assumptions and constraints, and WBS updates Activity Sequencing: 9. The process of identifying and documenting interactivity dependencies. 10. Activities must be sequenced accurately. 11. Inputs include: Activity list, product description, mandatory dependencies, discretionary dependencies, external dependencies, constraints, and assumptions. 12. Methods used during activity sequencing are: Precedence Diagramming Method, Arrow Diagramming Method, conditional diagramming methods, and network templates. 13. Network templates can include an entire project or only a portion of it. (portions are referred to as subnets or fragnets .) Subnets are useful where a project inincludes several identical or nearly identical features such as floors on a high-rise office building or program modules on a software project.
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