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Figure 12-26. Precedence charts with lag.

tracking and controlling projects. While it is clear that even the most sophisticated software package is not a substitute for competent project leadership—and by itself does not identify or correct any task-related problems—it can be a terrific aid to the project manager in tracking the many interrelated variables and tasks that come into play with a modern project. Specific examples of these capabilities are:

• Project data summary: expenditure, timing, and activity data

• Project management and business graphics capabilities

• Data management and reporting capabilities

• Critical path analysis

• Customized, as well as standard, reporting formats

• Multiproject tracking

• Subnetworking

• Early-warning systems

• On-line analysis of recovering alternatives

• Graphical presentation of cost, time, and activity data

• Resource planning and analysis

• Cost analysis, variance analysis

• Multiple calendars

• Resource leveling

Further, many of the more sophisticated software packages that, until the mid-1980s, needed mainframe computer support, are now available for personal computers. This offers many advantages ranging from true user interaction, to ready access and availability, to simpler and more user-friendly interfaces, to often considerably lower software cost. Yet the biggest impact might be to smaller businesses and projects that in the past could not afford the luxury of mainframe computers, but now have access to computer-aided project management systems.

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