## Critical Path Analysis Example – 2 Ways to Calculate Critical Path

Critical Path Analysis Example – Using 0 and 1 Method I got introduced to Critical Path Analysis in the year 1997. I am a software engineer by education. I learned most of the project management concepts while managing software projects – Critical Path Analysis was one such concept. I learned about Critical Path while using…

## What is a Gantt Chart?

What is a Gantt Chart? Is Gantt Chart same as a Scheduling Bar Chart? What is a Time Scaled Logic Diagram? Is it same as Gantt chart? What is a Time Scaled Network Diagram? How is it different from Gantt Chart? Project Schedule can be represented in many ways. In one of my previous articles,…

Lead and Lag Demystified There are many terms that perturb project management professionals. Lead and Lag are two such terms. I interact with many professionals on a regular basis. I often find that many of them are not fully aware of meaning of these terms. Even though they know the correct definitions of these terms,…

## How to Use Leads and Lags in Project Schedule?

Leads and Lags – Definitions, Explanations & Examples Leads and Lags are essential for making a good project schedule. They are the basic building blocks of scheduling. Many scheduling experts don’t use them. Instead, they often apply (incorrect) alternatives. In my opinion, Leads and Lags are easy to use and implement. They should always be…

## Start to Finish [SF] Relationship (Dependency) With Examples

Start To Finish is a logical relationship (or dependency) in which a successor activity cannot finish until its predecessor activity has started. Start to Finish (SF) is one of the four activity relationships of project management. These are used while preparing project schedule. The other three relationships are: Finish to Start (FS) Start to Start…

## Finish to Finish [FF] Relationship (Dependency) With Examples

Finish To Finish is a logical relationship (or dependency) in which a successor activity cannot finish until its predecessor activity has finished. Finish to Finish (FF) is one of the four activity relationships of project management. These are used while preparing project schedule. The other three relationships are: Finish to Start (FS) relationship Start to…

## Start to Start [SS] Relationship (Dependency) With Examples

Start To Start is a logical relationship (or dependency) in which a successor activity cannot start until its predecessor activity has started. Start to Start (SS) is one of the four activity relationships of project management. These are used while preparing project schedule. The other three relationships are: FS Relationship FF Relationship SF Relationship Let…

## Finish to Start [FS] Relationship (Dependency) With Examples

Finish To Start is a logical relationship (or dependency) in which a successor activity cannot start until its predecessor activity has finished. Finish to Start (FS) is one of the four activity relationships of project management. These are used while preparing project schedule. The other three relationships are: Start-to-Start (SS) dependency Finish-to-Finish (FF) dependency Start-to-Finish…

## How To Use Project Schedule Network Diagram? [Example]

A project schedule network diagram is used for pictorial representation of logical relationships among the project activities. They are drawn to depict project dependencies or relationships between two activities and/or milestones. They are also called logical network diagrams. There are three ways to draw a project network diagram. These are: Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM): This…

## 4 Sure-Fire Steps to Solve PDM PMP Questions – Precedence Diagramming Method Example

In this post, I have solved a small question on Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) that is used to draw project management network diagrams. There are a number of PDM Questions in the PMP Exam. I have taken a small network diagram example to showcase how PDM PMP questions can be solved using sequence of 4…