How to create a Project schedule network diagram

Here are some of the facts that you need to know about Project Schedule Network Diagram…

In my previous article, I have looked at what a Project Schedule Network Diagram is. I have also looked at some typical example such as Precedence Diagramming Method and Conditional Diagramming Method among others. In this article, I want to look at how it can be compared. Follow me as we look at this together.

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Determine dependencies
One of the first thing that you need to do while preparing a Project Schedule Network Diagramming method is to determine the kind of dependencies that exist among all your project activities.


When you are preparing a project schedule network diagram, you will need to use an activity list to identify all the activities that must be sequenced to create a project schedule. Some of these activities need to be carried out. In carrying out Project Schedule Network Diagram, some are meant to start at the same time, while some will begin when others end.


There is the need for you to use activity attributes to determine the sequence of events or their defined predecessor and successor or relationship. The activity attribute will tell you the manner in which all the activities in your project are going to occur.


There is the need for you to also use a milestone list to identify the logical starting point for sequencing all the activities in your project. You need to input milestone into your project which will trigger reporting activities in your project, This will help you to access your project and decide if it is going on according to plan or not.


You also have to review the project scope statement that contains the product description which could also affect the sequencing of your project The scope statement will also throw more light on the precedence relationship in your project and how your project will move from one stage to another.
Also, if there is any existing document related to project scheduling, you have to make use of that when creating your project schedule.


Lead and lag
There is the need for you to determine the lead and lag of the project which will help you to know how long a particular project can be developed that it will not affect the delivery date of your project.


Identify precedence
There is the need for you to identify all predecessors and successors activities in your project. In doing this, you need to create a table of two columns. In the first column, list each activity to be sequenced, each with a letter to represent them.
In the second column, write the letter of each of the predecessor activities to the nodes that you have already created.


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