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On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter Nine. Building a Project Schedule

Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.

Robert Orben

When you build a WBS (see Chapter Seven), you define the work the project team must do. After you’ve put your project team together (see Chapter Eight), you know who you have to work on project tasks. To build a project schedule, you need a few more pieces of information: how much time each task is likely to take, the order in which the work must occur, and exactly who does the work.

Estimates of the time that tasks should take can make or break a project. Underestimating and overestimating are both dangerous, but no one can predict the future with complete confidence or accuracy. Putting project tasks in the right order can be surprisingly easy ...

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