Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Showcase of the project schedule, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules.
To give you a broad overview of scheduling, I've used a Sample Project to show a schedule from start to finish. The Sample Project used throughout this course is an employee orientation training project for a midsize company. Business is booming and the company is planning to hire a lot of new people. To get these folks on board and productive as quickly as possible, the executive team has approved the employee orientation training project. The executive team has set a deadline of January 1st for the employee handbook, an HR website and live training. The project may include the development of orientation videos if the schedule and budget will allow.
They've set an initial budget of $100,000 for the project. The big hiring push is starting the last quarter of 2013, so the new employees will start working after January 1st, 2014. The project work is organized around the deliverables, such as the topic outline, employee handbook, HR website, and live training. The project presents some challenges during planning and after work gets under way. In this course, we'll look at techniques for building the project schedule so it's realistic.
Then, we'll examine other techniques for keeping the project on schedule and within budget. You can follow along using the sample project, or apply these techniques to your own project.
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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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