Sometimes, there is a lag between activities. In this video, learn to identify methods for adding delay between linked tasks based on the type of task presented.
- [Instructor] Sometimes there's a lag between activties…that means the successor doesn't start…immediately after the predecessor finishes.…For example, reviewing the manuscript can't finish…until writing the manuscript is complete.…What's more, the review finishes a few days…after the manuscript is done because the reviewers…need time to look over the last few chapters.…One way to model a delay like this is to add the lag…to the dependency between the tasks.…
Most scheduling tools can do this.…In this example, suppose the reviewers need five days…to complete their review…after they receive the last few chapters.…Add a five-day lag to the link,…and the review activity is scheduled to finish…five days after the manuscript is done.…Lag can also represent delays that don't involve work.…Like the time concrete needs to cure.…
You could add a lag between pouring a foundation…and framing the first floor to represent that curing time.…Be sure to add a note to your schedule,…explaining the reason for any lag you add.…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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