Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Making sure the schedule works, part of Managing Small Projects.
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The first draft of your schedule has the tasks in order and schedule to follow…one after the other.…But that compact schedule isn't realistic.…Sometimes tasks have to occur at specific times or you need to account for delays.…In addition, you might have to adjust the schedule for when your people are available.…The first thing to look for when you're fine-tuning a schedule is constraints…that affect when tasks have to occur.…For instance, when you find a new location, the property manager might tell you…that it won't be available until July 15th.…
Second, there might be built-in delays between tasks that you have to take into account.…For example, once you finalize the design for the build-out and submit the…plans to your County Planning Department, it might take three weeks before…those plans are approved.…These delays are usually referred to as lag time because the start of one task…has to lag a period of time after another task finishes.…The third factor in fine-tuning a schedule is the availability of people to work…
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- Defining the life cycle and scope of small projects
- Identifying the project customer and other stakeholders
- Determining the right level of management
- Scheduling work
- Managing risk
- Keeping things moving
- Evaluating the project
- Getting sign-off and tying up loose ends<br><br>
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