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Schedule (project management)
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In project management, a schedule is a listing of a project's milestones, activities, and deliverables, usually with intended start and finish dates. Those items are often estimated in terms of resource allocation, budget and duration, linked by dependencies and scheduled events. A schedule is commonly used in project planning and project portfolio management parts of project management. Elements on a schedule may be closely related to the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) terminal elements, the Statement of work, or a Contract Data Requirements List.

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1 Overview 2 Methods 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Overview
In many industries, such as engineering and construction, the development and maintenance of the project schedule is the responsibility of a full-time scheduler or team of schedulers, depending on the size of the project. Though the techniques of scheduling are well developed, they are inconsistently applied throughout industry. Standardization and promotion of scheduling best practices are being pursued by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), the Project Management Institute (PMI). It should be noted that project management is not limited to industry, the average person can use it to organize their own life. Some examples are: Homeowner renovation project Keeping track of all the family activities Coaching a team Planning a vacation Planning a wedding Some project management software programs provide templates, lists, and example schedules to help their users get ahead with creating their schedule.
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The remaining effort must be appropriately distributed among team members (taking vacations into consideration). the schedule maker should have a work breakdown structure (WBS). Gary (2001). the free encyclopedia http://en. ^ Stallman. Harold Kerzner (2003).[1] In order for a project schedule to be healthy. Wiley. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning. Further reading Project Management Institute (2003). Project Management Institute. the following criteria must be met:[2] The schedule must be constantly (weekly works best) updated. the schedule will be inaccurate. See also Project planning Project Portfolio Management List of project management software Resource scheduling Timebar scheduling Scheduling References 1.wikipedia.Schedule (project management) . PM Hut (Last accessed 8 November 2009). A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (3rd ed.pmhut. and if those dates do not have the buy-in of the people who are going to do the work. an effort estimate for each task.com/cultivating-a-healthy-project-schedule).org/wiki/Schedule_(project_management) Methods Before a project schedule can be created.stellman-greene. Nov 2005 2.). ^ Cutting. and Controlling (8th ed. Applied Software Project Management (http://www. Greene.). If these components for the schedule are not available.com/aspm/content/view/18/38/) O'Reilly press.). Scheduling. ISBN 978-0-471-41384-4. The reason for this is that a schedule itself is an estimate: each date in the schedule is estimated. McGraw-Hill. 2 of 3 8/21/2013 12:26 PM . Wiley. and a resource list with availability for each resource. Thomas. Cultivating a Healthy Project Schedule (http://www. ISBN 1-930699-45-X. Ted Klastorin (2003).Wikipedia. Heerkens. ISBN 0-07-137952-5. Project Management: Tools and Trade-offs (3rd ed. Project Management (The Briefcase Book Series). they can be created with a consensus-driven estimation method like Wideband Delphi. The EAC (Estimation at Completion) value must be equal to the baseline value.

Vol.htm) (IEEE Software. and Mantel. NL MEXICO: McGraw Hill. 13.com/books?id=XjB30_XPikcC&pg=PA89&lpg=PA89& dq=%22project+management%22+%22schedule+consists+of%22&source=bl&ots=EGiEQMEPB0&sig=47bvrJsRXKUISJvp3KVOvvT6a_s& hl=en&sa=X&ei=yOBaUfqsOci30gGJlYEI&ved=0CHEQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=%22project%20management%22%20 %22schedule%20consists%20of%22&f=false) by Newell and Grashina. Jack R. Yamal (2006). Meredith. James (2002).wikipedia. Wysocki The Project Management Question and Answer Book (http://books. PMP (2007).htm) example with non-Microsoft tools How to Create a Project Management Plan (http://www.org/wiki/Schedule_(project_management) ISBN 0-471-22577-0.Wikipedia.google. 3.google. Lewis.com/books?id=Okl23dSD0NQC&pg=PA63& lpg=PA63&dq=%22project+management%22+%22schedule+consists+of%22&source=bl&ots=fLDNUYAcTV& sig=WaD9IdnDbb5XX0Bs9KRl4V-EZhk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yOBaUfqsOci30gGJlYEI&ved=0CFoQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage& q=%22project%20management%22%20%22schedule%20consists%20of%22&f=false) by Brent W.projectservertraining. Agile.. Professional Project Management. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Extreme (http://books. (2002).). Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation.aspx) (MS Certification context) Effective Project Management: Traditional. May 1996) Creating Project Schedules With the Timeline View (http://www. Murray B. Samuel J.stevemcconnell. ISBN 0-8144-7132-3.com/learning/ultimateexamprep2010. FASTER Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling (1st ed. Monterrey. Wiley. Knapp (PMI context) Microsoft Project Training (http://www.minuteman-systems.trainsignal. Chamoun.php?title=Schedule_(project_management)&oldid=568219181" Categories: Project management Systems engineering This page was last modified on 12 August 2013 at 14:53. Woolf. Fundamentals of Project Management (2nd ed. Inc. No.). By using this site. McGraw-Hill. Project Management : A Managerial Approach (5th ed.com/books?id=AQifszBiJe8C&pg=PT179&lpg=PT179& dq=%22project+management%22+%22schedule+consists+of%22&source=bl&ots=vwPbSKyMnt&sig=UAzz_ogrF_kvUSsBGIp-VKNurgk& hl=en&sa=X&ei=yOBaUfqsOci30gGJlYEI&ved=0CFcQ6AEwBDgK) by Robert K. PMI context Retrieved from "http://en. additional terms may apply.google. you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.).Schedule (project management) . a non-profit organization. ISBN 978-0-07-148660-6. External links How to Defend an Unpopular Schedule (http://www.com/ieeesoftware/bp03. ISBN 0-471-07323-7. American Management Association.).com/ProjectSchedules. ISBN 970-10-5922-0. 3 of 3 8/21/2013 12:26 PM . the free encyclopedia http://en.org/w/index. The Guide (1st ed.wikipedia.com/blog/project-management-plan) (CompTIA context) A Project Managers Guide to Passing the Project Management Exam (http://books.

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