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20 Steps of Project Schedule Development Process Part - II

Step 6:Develop initial activity sequence independent of resource availability
Any project requires men, material, and machines to complete the schedule. These resources are not available for an indefinite period of time. Availability of resource is scarce and needs to be planned in order to achieve the deliverables. Resource availability affects the planned schedule and therefore should be taken into consideration while developing a schedule.
Step 7:Apply discretionary dependencies to address resource availability
In order to develop a realistic schedule consider the resource availability for each and every scheduled activity. A resource calendar is an important input to this step. Identify the working days and non working days for the project, establish the availability of resources in terms of skills, knowledge, geographical location, duration of availability of resources to the specific project.
Step 8:In order to determine duration of each activity consider availability and productivi…

20 Steps of Project Schedule Development Process - Part I

What is a Project Schedule?
Project Schedule is a list of activities that need to be performed in order to fulfill the project scope. This list is organised in a logical sequence, also called the schedule network logic. The list consists of activity duration, constraints, inter-dependencies among the various activities, activity lead and lag and the resources required to complete the schedule activity. Project schedule specifies the planned start and finish dates of each activity likely to be executed in a project, it also specifies the dates when important projects milestones have to be met. The project scope statement is a key input in developing a project schedule. The project schedule serves as a baseline against which the project progress can be tracked.
The 20 Steps for developing a project Schedule:
Project schedule development is an iterative process and continues through out the project as work progresses. Project schedule is updated as the duration, resource estimates change …

5 Essentials of Project Scope Management Plan

Project Scope Management Plan:
The project scope management plan is a planning tool describing how the team will
(a) Describe the project scope
(b) Develop the detailed project scope statement
(c) Define and develop the detailed Work Breakdown Statement
(d) Verify the project scope
(e) Control the project scope
Project Charter, Preliminary Project Scope Statement, Project Management Plan, Organizational processes and procedures, enterprise factor are the inputs required for developing the scope management plan
5 Essentials Processes of Project Scope Management Plan:
A project scope management plan should include the following five processes
(a) A process to prepare a detailed project scope statement based on the preliminary scope statement
(b) A process that enables creation of a WBS from detailed project scope statement
(c) A process to maintain and approve the WBS
(d) A process to verify and accept the completed project deliverables
(e) A process to approve and control changes to project scope. T…