Strengthen your Schedule

A few best practices to make a strong schedule - the foundation to a well managed project

1. Identify all critical paths, so as to track them very closely.
2. Get buy-ins wrt all timespans from stakeholders
3. Leaf tasks that are too long (many weeks/months) or too short (few minutes/hours) are combined or split and grouped appropriately.
4. Have an effort driven pass (man months) and also a time driven pass (calendar months) on the schedule to check whether any more task parallelisation needs to be done


At 3:17 PM, Blogger final_transit said...

I wonder if software company schedules are prepared after discussions with the team who are actually going to work? I hear my friends perpetually grumbling about the schedule being just a piece of document that looks good in the boardrooms.

I've worked as EPC planner, and often we spend weeks arriving at a very realistic project schedule. But then, we stick to it.


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