PMBOK® Guide, 4th Ediiton
Chapter 9 Time Management
Chapter 10 Communications Management
184.108.40.206 Schedule Comparison Bar Charts
In Chapter 11, we defined the steps involved in establishing a formal program plan with detailed schedules to manage the total program. Any plan, schedule, drawing, or specification that will be read by more than one person must be expressed in a language that is understood by all recipients.
The ideal situation is to construct charts and schedules in suitable notation that can be used for both in-house control and out-of-house customer status reporting. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Customers and contractors are interested mainly in the three vital control parameters:
All schedules and charts should consider these three parameters and their relationship to corporate resources.
Information to ensure proper project evaluation is usually obtained through four methods:
- Firsthand observation
- Oral and written reports
- Review and technical interchange meetings
- Graphical displays
Firsthand observations are an excellent tool for obtaining unfiltered information, but they may not be possible on large projects. Although oral and written reports are a way of life, they often contain either ...