The Project Management Network Diagram is an overview. Only the important input, output, and tools and techniques are listed. Anyone preparing for the PMP Exam needs to commit the diagram to memory.
Being able to memorize the diagram means that you will be able to answer about 50 – 70 percent of the questions on the exam.
The other 50 – 30 percent of the exam relates to specifics of the tools and techniques. That is, things like network diagrams and earned value analysis.
But mostly, you need to know how PMI believes projects should be run and the terminology they use to describe it. That is what the PM Network Diagram is designed to help you learn.
About the Author
Brian Denis Egan is CEO of a manufacturing company (Book Box Company) and a management consultant. He has written three professional development manuals and numerous white papers on aspects of management science. Since 2000, Brian has been a part-time instructor for Global Knowledge within the Management product line.
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