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Starting a Project Schedule from Scratch

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

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

Start with the Scope

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

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.

Don't Forget the Schedule Process!

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

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.

TruePlanning for IT Portfolio Management

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by David P. Seaver

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 (SOPP)

by Joseph D. Launi

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.

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