Performing work in the right order is crucial. The sequence of activities helps predict when work will occur and how the schedule might change due to resource changes, work delays, scope changes, and so on. Learn the different types of dependencies between activities and when to use each type.
- [Instructor] Performing work…in the right order is crucial.…Construction wouldn't go well if you tried to build…a skyscraper's penthouse before the building's foundation.…The sequence of activities helps predict…when work will occur and how the schedule might change…due to resource changes, work delays,…scope changes, and so on.…The sequence isn't just about which activity comes first.…Activities can affect each other in several ways.…
These relationships are called links or dependencies.…You can create and view links…in a network diagram or Gantt chart.…In a network diagram, each activity appears in a box…with the activity name and other activity information.…Arrows drawn between boxes…represent links between activities.…A Gantt chart lists activities on the left.…On the right is a timescale.…
Bars in the timescale show when activities are scheduled.…Arrows between the bars show the activity dependencies.…The first step in identifying the dependency is…to figure out which activity is the trigger.…The linked activities are called…
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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