Network diagramming is a logical, sequential process that requires you to consider the order in which activities should occur to schedule projects as efficiently as possible. All projects have predecessors (activities that must/should occur before the next step within a project plan can take place). See the attached document that shows you how to create a network diagram using Microsoft Project 2010 or 13 (Trial version just in case)
A – Survey Site
B – Install Sewer and Storm Drainage
C – Install Gas and Electric Power Lines
D – Excavate Site for Spec House
E – Pour Foundation
Chart 3.1 Building a House, Predecessors
Your assignment is to:
1. Construct a network diagram for this project using MS Project and the data on the chart above. Your diagram should include two logical sequential paths to completion, and all nodes should be labeled.
2. Create an AON(Arrow on Node) network activity diagram illustrating the project activities with two paths to complete the project and a defined critical path.
3. Explain your rationale for creating each path in the AON network activity diagram by using the notes feature in MS Project. Your rationale should be at least 100 words long and should demonstrate project management best practices (a forward path).