I have one question from my Blog Post reader, about Network Diagram in MS PROJECT 2010:
“Hi! I´m from Argentina and I was reading your blog, It´s really interesting and was really helpful for me. Thanks very much! I have a question, in the network diagram What represent the diagonal crossing an activity? in some cases there are double diagonal crossed in the activity, what does it means?. Thanks very much!!”
Piece of cake! Firs I will make a brand new Project with 3 Tasks:
Now I am going to show the Network Diagram:
and I will get:
Everything looks just “fine”.
Now I am going to tell that my Task 1 is finished 100%, and Task 2 is finished 50%, and Task 3 is just as it is:
and I will get::
Now, back to the Network Diagram:
As you can see, Task 1 is finished and it has two diagonal lines, Task 2 is partially finished, and it has one diagonal line, and Task 3 is not started yet, so it has no diagonal line at all. Because the whole project is Started but not finished it ha only one diagonal line!
Now i will make all tree Tasks finished and I will get:
Back to the Network Diagram:
Since the Project is Finished, all Task, and The Project, has two diagonal lines.
Simple, isn’t it?