Having drawn the network in accordance with the logical sequence of the particular project requirements, the next step is to ascertain the duration or time of each activity. These may be estimated in the light of experience, in the same manner that programme times are usually ascertained, but it must be remembered that the shorter the duration, the more accurate they are.

The times are then written against each activity in any convenient unit but this must, of course, be the same for every activity. For example, referring to Figure 20.13, if activities 1-2(A), 2-5(B) and 5-6(C) took 3, 2 and 7 days, respectively, one would show this by merely writing these times under the activity.

Figure 20.14
Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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