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Unformatted text preview: Project Management: A Managerial Approach Chapter 8 Scheduling Overview WBS to Schedule Process PERT Schedule Types CPM Scheduling A schedule is the conversion of a project action plan into an operating timetable It serves as the basis for monitoring and controlling project activity Taken together with the plan and budget, it is probably the major tool for the management of projects Chapter 8-1 Scheduling In a project environment, the scheduling function is more important than it would be in an ongoing operation Projects lack the continuity of day-to-day operations and often present much more complex problems of coordination Chapter 8-2 Scheduling The basic approach of all scheduling techniques is to form a network of activity and event relationships This network should graphically portray the sequential relations between the tasks in a project Tasks that must precede or follow other tasks are then clearly identified, in time as well as function Chapter 8-3 Scheduling Such networks are a powerful tool for planning and controlling a project and have the following benefits: It is a consistent framework for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling the project It illustrates the interdependence of all tasks, work packages, and work elements It denotes the times when specific individuals must be available for work on a given task Chapter 8-4 Scheduling Network benefits (cont.): It aids in ensuring that the proper communications take place between departments and functions It determines an expected project completion date It identifies so-called critical activities that, if delayed, will delay the project completion time It identifies activities with slack that can be delayed for specific periods without penalty Chapter 8-5 Scheduling...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course IND/MECH mec 713 taught by Professor Bhole during the Fall '11 term at Ryerson.

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