Network Diagram and descriptive Network Diagram ins MS PROJECT 2010



this will be a short one!

I will show two Views in MS PROJECT 2010, network Diagram and descriptive Network Diagram!

Log time ago I was using The Wedding Project for my examples. It looks like this:


If you want to see Tasks in network diagram (with dependencies, and resources) you should use:


and I will get:


You can see different shapes for different Tasks types!

I have:

  • Task Name
  • Task Start date (estimated)
  • Rask Finish date (estimated)
  • Task ID
  • Task duration (estimated)
  • % complete

Notice the minus/plus sign above Summary Tasks. If I click on the minus sign all Tasks below summary Tasks will disappear from the Diagram, like this:


You can get your subtasks back by clicking on the plus sign on the summary Task.

Another Network diagram is Descriptive Network Diagram:


and then:


and I will get:


It seems like it is same as previous Diagram. But it is not! It contains Description like: Project summary, Noncritical summary, Noncritical Task, etc. So you now what “kind” of Task are you dealing with!

If you double click on the Task you will see:


so you can DIRECTLY update task information from that Diagram!


Nice thing, isn’t it?




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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1 Response to Network Diagram and descriptive Network Diagram ins MS PROJECT 2010

  1. Venkat says:

    Thanks a lot, this was more helpful

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