Steps in Project Planning and Scheduling
Chapter 2 presented the many planning and scheduling tools that are available to project managers. This chapter focuses on the specific steps to be taken to develop a plan and schedule for a project. Various aspects of the different techniques discussed in Chapter 2 are used in these steps.
Figure 3-1 presents the seven steps necessary to develop an effective schedule for a project. Each block is a subsection of this chapter. The process is straightforward and applies to all projects. It doesn’t matter whether the project is a multimillion dollar activity involving thousands of people or very ...