There never seems to be enough time to do an IT project. The IT project manager’s greatest worry often seems to be the project’s schedule, as if there are not enough things to fret about already.

Laying out a well-thought-out and realistic schedule for a project can be a challenge for any project manager. Identifying all the tasks required to construct a new system, modify an existing system, or install infrastructure upgrades is a complex task. Estimating the duration of those tasks, laying them out in a logical order, and assigning resources to each task require discipline and rigor. About the time the team completes ...

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