A Guide to Scheduling Good Practice

"A Guide to Scheduling Good Practice" by Patrick Weaver

Abstract:

This paper is designed to provide guidance on ‘generally accepted good practices’ for the development of an effective, dynamic project schedule. The contents of this paper are consistent with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and the PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling.

This paper assumes one person accepts the role of a ‘project scheduler’ responsible for the technical aspects of developing a ‘good schedule’. This person’s responsibility lays in ensuring the technical competence of the project schedule ‘model’ as the project progresses from feasibility, to planning to execution and control. Whilst an effective scheduler brings significant skills and knowledge to the schedule development process, ownership of the schedule must remain with the project team and the project manager.

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