Figure 2-28.Start to start connector with a delay.
Figure 2-29.Finish to finish connector with a delay.
REPRESENTATION of a DELAY, in certain
cases, is used when there may be a delay or lag
between the start of one activity and the start of
another. In this case, the delay maybe indicated on the
connector itself, preceded by the letter d, as shown in
figure 2-28. Here, activity C may start; however,
Activity D must wait two days before starting. The
delay is stated in the basic time units of the project, so
the word days can be omitted.
SPLITTING CONNECTORS are seldom used
except when the network is of a great size. When
two activities are remote and have to be
connected, the lines tend to become lost or
difficult to follow. In such cases, it is not
necessary to draw a continuous line between the
two activities. Their relationship is shown by
circles with the following activity number in one
and the preceding activity number in the other.
In figure 2-30, both Activities 2 and 6 are
dependent upon Activity 1.
You must put together realistic, workable
schedules during the planning and estimating stages
of a project if you hope to finish the tasking on
schedule during the deployment. Crucial to a workable
Figure 2-30.Splitting connectors.