Identify ways to evaluate schedule progress to determine whether the project is on time.
- [Voiceover] You have to look at the project schedule…from several angles to uncover problems…and figure out what to do about them.…First, compare the current schedule…to your baseline plan.…A Gantt chart can help you see whether tasks…are ahead of, behind, or right on schedule,…and by how much.…For example, you can show your baseline schedule…with bars in one color, and your current schedule…with another color.…Variance values on the other hand,…tell you the exact difference between…your baseline and your current schedule.…
Homing in on problem tasks helps you identify…where you need to make changes…to keep the schedule on track.…If you use a scheduling program,…there are often filters and views that provide…early warnings of delays.…For example, incomplete tasks that are running late,…tasks that should've started, but haven't,…or tasks that haven't completed as much work as planned.…As you manage the schedule,…you'll also spend time managing resources…and any contracts you signed to obtain them.…
For example, perhaps a resource won't be available…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
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- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
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4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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