Burst Node

Posted on January 12, 2010 by


Here’s a scheduling term that’s not heard everyday—Burst Node. In a network diagram, which illustrates the sequence of a project’s activities, a Burst Node is a node where two or more activities start after it has been completed. So once a certain activity is complete, it initiates a “burst” of new activities. Here’s an example. A family is driving home after being on vacation. When they complete the “drive home” activity, there are several activities that can then all begin such as getting the mail, changing the thermostat, and unpacking their luggage.