6-1.1 Language of PERT/CPM

The definitions below should help you understand the various components of the project techniques mentioned previously. They form important components of a project network diagram.

nActivity
ntask or set of tasks
nuse resources
nEvent
nstate resulting from completion of one or more activities
nconsume no resources or time
npredecessor activities must be completed
nMilestones
nevents that mark significant progress
nNetwork
ndiagram of nodes and arcs
nused to illustrate technological relationships
nPath
nseries of connected activities between two events
nCritical Path
nset of activities on a path that if delayed will delay completion of project
nCritical Time
ntime required to complete all activities on the critical path
nBuilding the Network
nAOA Network
nAON Network

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