Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting specific dates, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
Some tasks have restrictions on when they can occur, which are known as schedule or …date constraints. These schedule constraints reduce the …flexibility of your schedule, so it's important to use them onyl when they're …really necessary. Constraints can be flexible or inflexible. …Most tasks need to start as soon as possible. …That's an example of a Flexible Constraint and it's the one that you will …use most often. In this case, the start date is the …earliest possible date, based on task dependencies and resource availability.…
It's the inflexible constraints that limits your projects schedule. …You can't move constrained task around freely, to manage resource workloads, or …to shorten a schedule. More importantly, they limit a scheduling …programs ability to calculate the schedule for you. …Look at the task in your schedule, and decide whether any of them have schedule constraints. …For a task with a constraint, start by identifying just how inflexible the …constraint is. Decide whether the constraint is totally inflexible.…
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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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