In this chapter
Understand why the project schedule is vital to a successful project
Review the process for creating a realistic schedule
Learn the characteristics of a good schedule
Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that even experienced project managers can make when building a schedule
Review the options for effectively presenting your schedule to others
It's funny really. The one activity that the common person associates with project management is planning, and the main output from this planning effort is a schedule. Yet, it is a challenge to find a project manager who can develop one accurately. Although the central technical component of project management, it is also the most common technical weakness ...