SECTION 5

Schedule Maintenance

A schedule is a tool that can provide valuable information during the life of a project. The effectiveness of this tool is no better than the information assembled and used to create and maintain it during the life of the project.

A schedule has many uses during the life of a project, including and not limited to, the following. It provides a:

  • List of work and deliverables defined by a project;
  • Timeline of when work will be performed and when deliverables will be available;
  • Visual representation of the sequence of work;
  • Visual representation of the time required to perform work;
  • Means for adjusting the project for the unexpected;
  • Means for forecasting the possible outcome of events; and
  • Means for measuring progress. ...

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