When you're ready to take the PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification exam, expect to see up to ten questions dealing with network diagrams, precedence diagramming, and scheduling issues. Here are some PMP details you need to know:

  • FS = Finish-to-start

  • FF = Finish-to-finish

  • SS = Start-to-start

  • SF = Start-to-finish

  • Lead = The amount of time an activity can be advanced with respect to a predecessor activity

  • Lag = The amount of time a successor activity is required to be delayed with respect to a predecessor activity

  • A mandatory dependency is based on the nature of the work.

  • A discretionary dependency is based on a best practice or preferred way of doing something.

  • An external dependency is based on relationships outside the project.

  • An internal dependency is based on dependencies inside the project.

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Sandra Luna McCune, PhD, is professor emeritus and a former regents professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. She's now a full-time author.

Stuart Donnelly, PhD, was awarded a PhD in mathematics from Oxford University. He has prepared students for the TASC test and GED Test for the past two decades.

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