Chapter 2: Creating Your Schedule
Using the scope and resource plan, create a project schedule to manage the timely completion of the project.
Your project schedule is one of the most important pieces of documentation for your project. It contains all kinds of information, identifying the following:
• Activities needed to get the work done
• Milestone events and dates
• The sequence in which the activities need to occur
• The resources you need to accomplish the work
• The duration and effort estimates
• When activities should start and finish
• Activities that can slip without impacting the due date
• The critical path
Because a project schedule communicates so much information, many people mistakenly refer to it as project plan. In fact, the schedule is only one component of the project plan, but it is an important one. We'll discuss the project plan (or project management plan) in Book V, Chapter 3.
1 The process of approximating the number of work periods needed to ...