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The Develop Schedule Process in Project Management

The Develop Schedule Process in Project Management
By Douglas Ruh, Northwest University

The Develop Schedule process could be viewed as the Estimate Project Duration exercise. The process of developing a schedule is one of the most important parts of the project simply because it will be used by virtually everyone involved with the project. It is a highly visible time management document that intends to keep the project on track concerning attaining start and finish times, and achieving project completion intermediate milestones.

This process is one of the largest of the processes and makes use of 21 combined tools, inputs and outputs.

Developing the schedule usually takes place after the activities have been defined and sequenced and the activity resources and durations have been estimated. The schedule is usually an iterative process allowing for changing resources or activity sequences. This document results in the Schedule Baseline which, when finished and approved is the document that will be used to track the project performance against. Read the Complete Article

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