Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition

Book Description

The Practice Standard for Scheduling – Third Edition provides the latest thinking regarding good and accepted practices in the area of scheduling for a project. Aligned with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, this updated practice standard expounds on the information contained in Section 6 on Project Schedule Management of the PMBOK® Guide. In this new edition of the practice standard, you will learn to identify the elements of a good schedule model, its purpose, use, and benefits. You will also discover what is required to produce and maintain a good schedule model. Also included in the Third Edition: • Description of scheduling • Definition of schedule model • Uses and benefits of the schedule model • Definitions of key terms and steps for scheduling • Detailed descriptions of scheduling components • Guidance on the principles and concepts of schedule model creation and use • Descriptions of schedule model principles and concepts • Differentiations in schedule model, schedule model instances, and presentations • Detailed descriptions of critical path method, critical chain, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), rolling wave planning, and Monte Carlo simulation • Uses and applications of adaptive project management approaches, such as agile, in scheduling • Guidance and information on generally accepted good practices associated with the planning, development, maintenance, communication, and reporting processes of an effective schedule model

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Notice
  5. Table of Contents
  6. List of Tables and Figures
  7. 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. Project Scheduling
    2. 1.2. Why Scheduling?
    3. 1.3. Overview
    4. 1.4. Purpose
    5. 1.5. Applicability
  8. 2. Schedule Model Principles and Concepts
    1. 2.1. Overview
    2. 2.2. Project Life Cycles and Scheduling Approaches
      1. 2.2.1. Critical Path Approach
      2. 2.2.2. Critical Chain
      3. 2.2.3. Adaptive Life Cycle
      4. 2.2.4. Rolling Wave Planning
      5. 2.2.5. Other Approaches and Emerging Trends
    3. 2.3. Scheduling Tool
    4. 2.4. Schedule Model
    5. 2.5. Schedule Model Instances and Presentations
    6. 2.6. Agile
      1. 2.6.1. Tracking and Presentation
  9. 3. Schedule Model Good Practices Overview
    1. 3.1. Schedule Management
      1. 3.1.1. Schedule Data Management Plan
      2. 3.1.2. Schedule Management Plan
        1. 3.1.2.1. Scheduling Approach
        2. 3.1.2.2. Scheduling Tool
        3. 3.1.2.3. Schedule Model Creation Plan
        4. 3.1.2.4. Schedule Model ID
        5. 3.1.2.5. Schedule Model Instance
        6. 3.1.2.6. Calendars and Work Periods
        7. 3.1.2.7. Project Update Cycle and Activity Granularity
        8. 3.1.2.8. Milestone and Activity Coding Structure
        9. 3.1.2.9. Resource Planning
        10. 3.1.2.10. Key Performance Indicators
        11. 3.1.2.11. Master Schedule Model
        12. 3.1.2.12. Change Control
    2. 3.2. Schedule Model Creation
      1. 3.2.1. Develop Schedule Model Baseline
        1. 3.2.1.1. Define Milestones
        2. 3.2.1.2. Define the Project's Activities
        3. 3.2.1.3. Sequence Activities
        4. 3.2.1.4. Determine Resources for Each Activity
        5. 3.2.1.5. Determine the Duration for Each Activity
        6. 3.2.1.6. Analyze the Schedule Output
        7. 3.2.1.7. Approve the Schedule Model
        8. 3.2.1.8. Baseline the Schedule Model
        9. 3.2.1.9. Schedule Levels
    3. 3.3. Schedule Model Maintenance
      1. 3.3.1. Collect Actuals and Remaining Work or Duration
      2. 3.3.2. Update the Schedule Model According to the Actuals
      3. 3.3.3. Compare and Address any Deviation
      4. 3.3.4. Update the Schedule Model with Approved Changes
      5. 3.3.5. Update the Baseline Schedule Model
      6. 3.3.6. Communicate
      7. 3.3.7. Maintain the Records
      8. 3.3.8. Change Control
    4. 3.4. Schedule Model Analysis
      1. 3.4.1. Critical Path and Critical Activities
        1. 3.4.1.1. Critical Path
        2. 3.4.1.2. Critical Activities
      2. 3.4.2. Total Float and Free Float
      3. 3.4.3. Estimation of Activity Durations
      4. 3.4.4. Date Constraints
      5. 3.4.5. Open-Ended Activities
      6. 3.4.6. Out of Sequence (OOS) Logic
      7. 3.4.7. Leads and Lags
      8. 3.4.8. Start-to-Finish Relationship
      9. 3.4.9. Links to/from Summary Activities
      10. 3.4.10. Schedule Resource Analysis
      11. 3.4.11. Schedule Risk Assessment
      12. 3.4.12. Earned Schedule
    5. 3.5. Communication and Reporting
  10. 4. Scheduling Components
    1. 4.1. How to use the Components List
      1. 4.1.1. Component Name
      2. 4.1.2. Required, Conditional, or Optional Use
      3. 4.1.3. Manual or Calculated
      4. 4.1.4. Data Format
      5. 4.1.5. Behavior
      6. 4.1.6. Good Practices
      7. 4.1.7. Conditional Note/Associated Component
      8. 4.1.8. Definition
    2. 4.2. List of Components by Category
    3. 4.3. Detailed Components List
  11. 5. Conformance Index
    1. 5.1. Conformance Overview
      1. 5.1.1. Categories of Components
      2. 5.1.2. Use of Schedule Components
      3. 5.1.3. Conformance Assessment
    2. 5.2. Conformance Assessment Process
  12. Appendix X1. Third Edition Changes
  13. Appendix X2. Contributors and Reviewers of the Practice Standard for Scheduling – Third Edition
    1. X2.1. Practice Standard for Scheduling – Third Edition Core Committee
    2. X2.2. Reviewers
      1. X2.2.1. SME Review
      2. X2.2.2. Final Exposure Draft Review
    3. X2.3. PMI Standards Program Member Advisory Group (MAG)
    4. X2.4. Consensus Body Review
    5. X2.5. Production Staff
  14. Appendix X3. Conformance Assessment Scoring Table
  15. Appendix X4. Conformance Assessment Worksheets
  16. Appendix X5. Forensic Schedule Analysis
  17. References
  18. Glossary

Product Information

  • Title: Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition
  • Author(s): Project Management Institute
  • Release date: April 2019
  • Publisher(s): Project Management Institute
  • ISBN: None