BUS307 Week 2 – Discussion Forum 1

 

Gantt Versus Network-Based Approach [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 4, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 14: Managing Projects, and The Comprehensive Guide to Resource Capacity Planning (Links to an external site.).

At the end of Chapter 14, complete Discussion Question 3: What are the main advantages of using a network-based approach to project management rather than a Gantt chart? Under what circumstances might a Gantt chart be preferable to a network-based approach?

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SMART ANSWER

Hi Class,

Gantt charts and network diagrams are pictorial methods for explaining, planning, measuring, tracking, and managing a project. They provide a representation and help clarify what needs to be done, who is going to accomplish each task, how long that will take, and at what cost. “A