Project Management Charts


As already suggested, simply being able to draw a picture and allowing the mind's eye to process it is, perhaps, the most familiar way to "model" and "simulate." The right picture can be worth a lot if (1) it IS the right picture and (2) your mind's eye knows how to read it. Today we will introduce a wide range of diagram types and focus in on the how and why of a few. Among those considered: PERT, Gantt, trees, organizational charts, network diagrams, Sankey diagrams, stock and flow, state transition diagrams.
Our goals include acquiring a sense of the variety that's out there, an appreciation of the value of "the right diagram for the job," and a beginner's ability to handle a few of the more common types.


Read Wikipedia articles on
Gantt chart
Sankey Diagrams