A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Formal project planning and scheduling, beyond an initial statement of work (SOW), can go a long way toward increasing the probability of successfully completing the project. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
• Identify work packages and develop a work breakdown structure
• Develop and analyze a network model
• Estimate task durations
• Schedule a project using the critical path method
• Relate the theory of constraints to project scheduling
• Interpret a Gantt chart
In the last chapter, we concluded that if your project requires more attention to detail to manage it effectively, then you ...