Free White Paper: Top Ten Prerequisites of a Schedule Baseline


We all want a reliable project baseline for all established processes to work well. The official schedule baseline gives the project a good line of sight to what it wants. Having a good baseline increases the company’s strategic advantage and makes it more successful compared to those who have none. Project baseline must be established according to plan, with care and prudence, following the ten prerequisites provided in this White Paper as a minimum.

Phantom Schedules

Construction planner and scheduler Frank Lee was at it again. He was in the process of creating and developing another phantom project schedule for the Project Control Manager. The initiative started when the Project Manager complained to the Project Controls Manager.

Start at the Finish and Work Backwards Towards the Start to Get to Where You Want to Go

Project planning is all about figuring out when we are going to finish our project and how much is it going to cost. We typically start with a fixed start date and then figure out what the end date and associated cost may be.Why then, when planning our day to day lives do the very opposite and reverse engineer the plan in order to achieve our goals? For example, “if I need to be at work by 9am , I probably need to leave the house by say 7.30am” or “in order to get my Christmas cards delivered on time, I should make sure they are in the mail no later than say the 10th December”.

Including Risk in Schedules

"Including Risk in Schedules"  By John Verth


The article provides an introduction to including risk in schedules. The article considers why you may wish to include risk and the techniques for assessing and monitoring risk.

The Law of Schedules

The Law of Schedules by Mr John C Livengood and Mr Patrick M Kelly


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