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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Measuring Delay

Introducing a “pseudo resource”—Delay—can clarify your project schedule.

Sriram Rajagopalan, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

Project managers often face one major question from stakeholders: “Is your project on schedule?”

Schedule slips are a particular concern in healthcare marketing. In the U.S., healthcare organizations’ marketing deliverables—including print or online advertisements, surveys and reports—must go through an intense review by a regulatory board. This board, made up of medical, legal and regulatory members, reviews the content and functionality prior to its submission to the Food and Drug Administration for approval to distribute. Projects may experience unexpected delays because of these external stakeholders. ...

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