A Guide to Project Management

Project network diagrams are described in section

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Unformatted text preview: iminary schedule. This technique is sometimes called the resource-based method, especially when implemented with computerized optimization. Resource reallocation from noncritical to critical activities is a common way to bring the schedule back, or as close as possible, to its originally intended overall duration. Utilization of extended hours, weekends, or multiple shifts should also be considered to reduce the durations of critical activities. Productivity increases based on the use of different technologies and/or machinery (i.e., automatic welding, electrical pipe cutters, etc.) are another way to shorten durations that have extended the preliminary schedule. Fast tracking, if feasible (as described in Section 6.4.2.2), is another way to reduce the overall project duration. Some projects may have a finite and critical project resource, requiring that this resource be scheduled in reverse from the project ending date; this is known as reverse resource allocation scheduling. Critical chain is a technique that modifies the project schedule to account for limited resources. .5 Project management software. Project management software is widely used to assist with schedule development. Other software may be capable of interacting directly or indirectly within themselves, or with other software, to carry out the requirements of other knowledge areas. These products automate the calculation 76 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA Chapter 6--Project Time Management 16 Jun 15 Jul 16 Jul 31 Jul Code Entries 1 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 30 Jun 1 Jul Unit Test 15 Jul 1 Aug 15 Aug Design Code Update 16 Jun 23 Jun 24 Jun Unit Test 30 Jun System Test A Guide to the A Guide to the 16 Jun 15 Jul Code Query Unit Test There are many other acceptable ways to display date information on a project network diagram. This figure shows start and finish dates without time-of-day information. Figure 65. Project Network Diagram with Dates Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL Write Manual of the mathematical analysis and resource leveling, and thus allow for rapid consideration of many schedule alternatives. They are also widely used to print or display the outputs of schedule development. .6 Coding structure. The activities should have a coding structure that will allow sorting and/or extractions based on different attributes assigned to the activities, such as responsibility, geographic area or building, project phase, schedule level, activity type, and WBS classification. MP AM SA S 6.4.3 Outputs from Schedule Development .1 Project schedule. The project schedule includes at least planned start and expected finish dates for each activity. (Note: The project schedule remains preliminary until resource assignments have been confirmed. This would usually...
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