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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Document and Use the Schedule

Alternatives to the Gantt chart for schedule documentation include tables, computer spreadsheets, databases, notebooks, and project dictionaries.

Computer simulations of project risk, such as automated tools for Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), display project schedules using distributions and histograms, showing the probabilities associated with project completion on given calendar dates.

Use the early activity schedule dates for project plan execution, and keep the schedule current through schedule control.

Revalidate the overall schedule periodically during project reviews, especially on lengthy projects.

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