Unit 6. Scheduling

The materials in this Unit correspond to the materials in Chapters 9 and 10 of the Pinto textbook.

Learning Objectives

By the time you finish this unit you should be able to:

  1. Describe what project scheduling entails
  2. Use the CPM and PERT Techniques to schedule project activities
  3. Construct Gantt Charts and discuss their role in project scheduling

Project scheduling means determining when each project task is expected to be started and finished and further determining the tasks whose completion cannot be delayed without delaying the completion of the project.

Project schedules grow out of the basic document that initiate a project
nProject charter includes start and end dates and budget information
nScope statement and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) help define what will be done
Activity definition involves developing a more detailed WBS and supporting explanations to identify all the work to be done. Project scheduling is thus not a random activity as Dilbert seems to think project-schedule