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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 10

Time Management in Practice

VALIS HOUSTON, PMP, ACACIA PM CONSULTING

“Plan the work, work the plan.” This simple phrase can be your guide through many difficult times in a project management career. The project time management knowledge area should be applied with the support of a project scheduling tool, although it can be done with 3 × 5 cards to gather information, and then organized in a spreadsheet. However, the spreadsheet only communicates the proposed plan. Once the project starts and the dynamics of a project ensue—dates slip, unplanned scope is added, resources are suddenly unavailable—managing from the spreadsheet will probably become quite frustrating. The plan will no longer be a tool to provide project tracking and oversight. ...

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