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Project Management Essentials by Timothy Kloppenborg, Kathryn Wells

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CHAPTER 5

Project Scheduling

Remember how in Chapter 4 we pointed out that the work break structure (WBS) breaks the project down into deliverables rather than activities? Well now comes the time when we define the actual activities needed to be performed to complete the project. As you may have guessed, we will use the lowest level deliverables from the WBS—the work packages—as inspiration. Creating the project schedule is incredibly important because once your sponsor approves it, the schedule will serve as a baseline for all the project work you and your team perform. You will be judged based on how well your project is able to stay on schedule as well as on the project’s cost and quality

A realistic project schedule considers several possible ...

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