CHAPTER 3

Introduction to Project Scheduling

Objectives

On completion of this chapter, you should be able to

  1. Understand what is meant by activity sequencing
  2. Understand how network diagrams are used in scheduling
  3. Understand different types of relationships between tasks (activities)
  4. Learn how to use Project templates to jump start planning in MS-Project

In Chapter 2, we studied about creating a work breakdown structure (WBS). The WBS will help you to baseline the scope of the project. However, you have yet to arrive with the schedule of the project. There are five key project planning processes (according to Project Management Body of Knowledge [PMBOK]) that will help you to arrive at the schedule once you are ready with the scope of the work. ...

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