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Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Edition by Joseph HEAGNEY

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CHAPTER 7Scheduling Project Work

One of the primary features that distinguishes project management from general management is the special attention to scheduling. Remember from Chapter 1 that Dr. J. M. Juran says a project is a problem scheduled for solution.

Unfortunately, some people think that project management is nothing but scheduling, and this is incorrect. Scheduling is just one of the tools used to manage jobs and should not be considered the primary one.

People today tend to acquire scheduling software, of which there is an abundance, and think that will make them instant project managers. They soon find that that idea is wrong. In fact, it is nearly impossible to use the software effectively ...

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