When creating a project schedule, most project managers use templates or old project plans that can be repurposed for the new project. There are times, however, when it is necessary to build a schedule from scratch--a task that is far more difficult
What tools are available to help me effectively create a project schedule?
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Projects get started for various different reasons--and with varying levels of understanding. The scope is one of the most important items to settle on as soon as possible at the beginning of the project.
Having a schedule process is sometimes more important than having a schedule. A schedule without a process to keep it up will turn into just a wistful dream about how one person thinks the project should go. Here are some points to ponder.
Technically speaking, the project schedule is a key project planning component. But practically speaking, simply creating a project schedule does not guarantee project success. Project success require ...
In my previous post on project schedule planning, I referred to a five-step approach to setting up a schedule planning framework.In this post, I offer seven tips on creating a schedule for any project ...
In past posts, I covered five steps for setting up a schedule planning framework and seven basic tips for building a project schedule.In this final installment of this series, I'll discuss 10 common p ...
Dynamic (adj) / continuously moving or changing. What is the mission of a PMO? What is the mission of your PMO? What ...
While reviewing a project work plan this week, I thought back to the first generation of work-planning tools. I marveled at their ability to mechanize manually arduous activities, such as progress cal ...
Situation: You need a more accurate project schedule (and who doesnt?).The inspiration for the whole Agile movement hinged on the fact that we all know that linear schedules are usually wrong. The mo ...
Key IT governance activities--such as IT alignment, IT resource management, IT spend management and transformation, IT risk management and IT performance monitoring and improvement--must be supported by an agile and credible cost, schedule and risk estimating discipline to be successful.
Schedule-oriented project planning is a planning methodology that forces the project team to plan the project bit by bit by drafting the project schedule early in the process and using that schedule to build subsequent plans such as the cost, quality, procurement, communications, and risk plans. This article explains the factors involved in the creation of a solid project management plan using SOPP.