Projects never run completely according to plan, which is why you need to regularly update your schedule with the actual progress that’s being made via status date.
- [Instructor] Projects never run completely according to…plan which is why you need to regularly update your schedule…with the actual progress that's being made.…There's no one way to obtain status info from teams.…Let's examine best practices for updating progress,…that way you can evaluate and, if necessary,…adjust your organization's update processes.…First, choose the right frequency for updates.…
Too often and your team will waste…too much time reporting progress.…If updates aren't often enough you won't respond…to issues that arise in a timely way.…The right frequency depends on several factors…like project duration, complexity and risk.…One approach is to update your schedule more frequently…than you report status to management.…For example, if you report status every two weeks,…you might update progress every week.…
That way you can proactively identify and resolve issues.…Be sure to specify the status date for each update.…That way everyone knows the dividing line…between actual and remaining work.…
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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