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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 13. Modifying the Project Schedule

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Review several ways to shorten a schedule

  • Discover methods for adjusting resource assignments

  • Learn how to assign overtime

  • Learn how to substitute resources

  • Save and view additional baselines

“The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.”

ABBE D’ALLANIVAL

Getting the project schedule just the way stakeholders want it is like juggling chainsaws. You have to pay attention to every detail or the results could be disastrous. One of the challenges is that you have so many alternatives from which to choose. Do you shorten the schedule and increase the cost? Do you sacrifice quality or reduce the scope? Do you look for more resources or look at how you can use the ones you already ...

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