Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting tasks into the right order, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
Putting tasks in order is another big step toward completing your schedule. …Once tasks are in the right order, you're on your way to a smoothly running project. …Order is important because some tasks have an effect on others. …Tasks can relate to each other on several ways based on when they start and finish. …These relationships are called task lengths or task dependencies. …The first step in identifying a task dependency is to figure out which task is …the trigger. The task connected by a dependency are …called predecessor and successor tasks. The predecessor task trigger the successor.…
Let's take a look at how this works. Because the employee handbook can't be …proofread until the handbook is put together, the prepare review copy task …triggers the proofread handbook task. So the predecessor is prepare review copy. …And the successor is proofread handbook. The second step is to determine whether …the start or finish date of the predecessor is the trigger. …That identifies the first half of the dependency type. …
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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