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1 Project Time Management Processes Project time management involves the processes required to ensure timely completion of a project. Processes include: Activity definition Activity sequencing Activity duration estimating Schedule development Schedule control
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Project Time Management Processes Activity definition : identifying the specific activities/tasks that the project team members and stakeholders must perform to produce the project deliverables Activity sequencing : identifying and documenting the relationships between project activities Activity resource estimating : estimating how many resources a project team should use to perform project activities Activity duration estimating : estimating the number of work periods that are needed to complete individual activities Schedule development : analyzing activity sequences, activity resource estimates, and activity duration estimates to create the project schedule Schedule control : controlling and managing changes to the project schedule 2
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Activity Definition Project schedules grow out of the basic documents that initiate a project Project charter includes start and end dates and budget information Scope statement and WBS help define what will be done Activity definition involves developing a more detailed WBS and supporting explanations to understand all the work to be done so you can develop realistic cost and duration estimates 3
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Activity Definition The basis for creating a project schedule is derived from four project time management processes Activity definition – further defining the scope Activity sequencing – further defining the time Activity resource and activity duration (further defining the time and cost) 4
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Activity Lists and Attributes An activity list is a tabulation of activities to be included on a project schedule that includes: The activity name An activity identifier or number A brief description of the activity Activity attributes provide more information such as predecessors, successors, logical relationships, leads and lags, resource requirements, constraints, imposed dates, and assumptions related to the activity 5
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Milestones A milestone is a significant event that normally has no duration Not every deliverable or output created for a project is a milestone It often takes several activities and a lot of work to complete a milestone They’re useful tools for setting schedule goals and monitoring progress Examples include obtaining customer sign-off on key documents or completion of specific products such as software modules or the installation of new hardware 6
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Activity Sequencing After defining project activities, the next step is activity sequencing Involves reviewing the activity list and attributes, project scope statement, milestone list and approved change requests to determine the relationships between activities A dependency or relationship
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