Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the schedule, part of Rescuing Troubled Projects.
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The basis of control for any project is the project schedule.…We all probably heard the saying, garbage in garbage out.…Now that we're rescuing the project, it's time to…get rid of any garbage that's in your schedule.…Here's what you need to do to ensure your schedule is rock solid.…Step one, verify the accuracy of the work breakdown…structure and ensure it's at the right level of detail.…So what's the right level of detail?…If the project can only…get behind by one week then all tasks need to be defined at 40 hours or less.…
If you can catch up from being two weeks behind, then 80 hour tasks are sufficient.…It depends on the overall length of your project.…Not sure how to create a work breakdown structure?…Check out the Project Management Fundamentals…course with Bonnie Biafore on lynda.com.…Step two, verify the estimates.…Does that task really require only…20 hours or is 30 more realistic.…Use the information from the original schedule…to understand the variances and why they existed.…If estimation was poor during the initial project planning…
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