A Guide to Project Management

A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: t Delivered Production Plan Completed Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug There are many other acceptable ways to display project information on a milestone chart. Planned Actual A Guide to the A Guide to the Figure 67. Milestone Chart 6.5 SCHEDULE CONTROL Schedule control is concerned with a) influencing the factors that create schedule changes to ensure that changes are agreed upon, b) determining that the schedule has changed, and c) managing the actual changes when and as they occur. Schedule control must be thoroughly integrated with the other control processes, as described in Section 4.3, Integrated Change Control. Inputs Project Project Management Management Body of Body of KnowledgeE L KnowledgeE PL .1 .2 .3 .4 Project schedule Performance reports Change requests Schedule management plan MP AM SA S Tools & Techniques .1 Schedule change control system .2 Performance measurement .3 Additional planning .4 Project management software .5 Variance analysis Outputs .1 Schedule updates .2 Corrective action .3 Lessons learned 6.5.1 Inputs to Schedule Control .1 Project schedule. The project schedule is described in Section 6.4.3.1. The approved project schedule, called the schedule baseline (which must be feasible technically and in terms of resources), is a component of the project plan described in Section 4.1.3.1. It provides the basis for measuring and reporting schedule performance. 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 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST 79 ACROYMNS LIST Chapter 6--Project Time Management 6.5.5.2 | 6.5.3.3 .2 Performance reports. Performance reports, discussed in Section 10.3.3.1, provide information on schedule performance, such as which planned dates have been met and which have not. Performance reports may also alert the project team to issues that may cause problems in the future. .3 Change requests. Change requests may occur in many forms--oral or written, direct or indirect, externally or internally initiated, and legally mandated or optional. Changes may require extending the schedule or may allow accelerating it (see Section 4.3.1.3). .4 Schedule management plan. The schedule management plan is described in Section 6.4.3.3. ment ment geE L geE PL P 6.5.2 Tools and Techniques for Schedule Control .1 Schedule change control system. A schedule change control system defines the procedures by which the project schedule may be changed. It includes the paperwork, tracking systems, and approval levels necessary for authorizing changes. Schedule change control should be integrated with the integrated change control system described in Section 4.3. .2 Performance measurement. Performance measurement techniques such as those described in Section 10.3.2 help to assess the magnitude of any variations that do occur. An important part of schedule control is to decide if the schedule variation...
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