Managing a project means balancing scope, time, cost, resources, and quality. The changes you make to the schedule depend on which factors are important to stakeholders.
- [Instructor] Managing a project means balancing scope,…time, cost, resources, and quality.…The changes you make to the schedule depend…on which factors are important to stakeholders.…I will cover all of these in more detail…later in this chapter.…Because schedule changes can introduce risk,…you also have to consider the level of risk…stakeholders are willing to accept.…Time is often an influential factor,…whether you're trying to deliver a product…for the peak sale season or beat the competition to market.…
Once work starts, you watch for schedule problems.…If delays begin to threaten the finish date,…you can use techniques like fast tracking and crashing…to shorten the remaining schedule.…If money is more important than time,…there are a few ways to change the schedule to reduce costs.…You might hire less expensive resources,…even if they take longer to complete work.…Or shorten the schedule to reduce overhead costs.…
If the finish date, budget, and resources aren't negotiable,…cut some of the project's scope.…
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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