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Planning procedures

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1814 Napoleon’s invasion of Russia fails because the Grande Armée is not equipped with the type of clothing needed to survive the winter.

1910 US mechanical engineer Henry Gantt invents the Gantt chart, which shows start and finish dates for all activities that need to be completed in order to finish a project.

1959 Morgan Walker and James Kelley publish their groundbreaking paper “Critical Path Planning and Scheduling.”

1997 In his book Golden Chain, Israeli physicist Eliyahu Goldratt advises managers to plan for uncertainties by creating “resource buffers,” which can be deployed to solve problems when they ...

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