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What is a planner whats a scheduler and whats a clerk

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Oscar Wilde
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planners dont need software to plan
schedulers dont need planners to justfy their existencethe software does that
clerks are the majority of those who think they are planners

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Oscar Wilde
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I agree with Philip
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Philip Jonker
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Hi Guys,

Planning Ehgineer = Somebody who can fullfill alll 3 functions and will ask for a trainee when the work load gets to much
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Planner - Someone who can take a high level description of a project and work out the best method for achieving it.

Scheduler - Someone who can take the project plan and organize it efficiently to best achieve the project goals.

Clerk - conduit that processes data prepared by others without adding any input or modifying the content.

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Se de Leon
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To answer your original question.

Planner - basically deals with strategy, contract assumptions,production rates, methodology etc. A planner is more senior than a scheduler.
Scheduler - essentially deals with timing of activities and resources.

There’s a third one which we call the trackers. In some organization they use the field engineers as trackers but it all depends on how the project manager manages the project.

Clerk - we know already.

Depending on how big the project is, planner and scheduler could be one and the same person. Sometimes the project manager is the planner then he only hires a scheduler.

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Se de Leon
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Hi Oscar,

Except for the clerk part, for me planning and scheduling is basically a project manager’s job. Since we’re only humans, a manager can not do everything on his own that’s why he needs the services of a planner, scheduler, a clerk, a QS etc.

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Oscar Wilde
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So whats the difference
dont lose the thread
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Software is just a tool to assist planners and schedulers in analyzing and communicating a large volume of information.

Do you use an abacus, hand-held calculator or computer to solve complex math problems? They are just tools.

That said, the right tools can make any job much, much easier. You can bang screws with a hammer, but a (drill powered) screwdriver does a much better job.

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Edgar Ariete
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THEY ARE ALL HUMANS, NOT MACHINES!!!

BE REAL!
Vishwas Bindigana...
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Shahzad,

Its actually the other way round - when one is none of the three, he/she becomes a Manager!!

(Management Definition - make others work & put the blame on him/her!)

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Shahzad Munawar
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When you combine these three of them then you become Manager. right or still needs more clarification