What is Schedule Data in Project Management?

What is Schedule Data in Project Management?

As a professional project manager, you rely on accurate data to make decisions. At each stage of the project, you need to know what resources are available to you and how well they’re working to meet the project’s goals. When it’s time to plan and monitor the project’s schedule, you’ll use the schedule data available …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Using a Project Schedule in Project Management

PMP Exam Prep: Using a Project Schedule in Project Management

Organization, efficiency, and transparency are all central to good project management. Every project benefits from having a schedule outlining the tasks that need to be accomplished. Project schedules should be updated regularly to reflect any changes in the timeline or milestones of the project. This will help ensure everyone is on the same page and …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

How to Use a Schedule Model in Project Management

How to Use a Schedule Model in Project Management

Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders are expert organizers capable of seeing complex projects through to completion. Directing projects from beginning to end is no small feat, and project managers employ an array of tools to ensure tasks are assigned, team members are aligned, and projects are completed on time and within the allotted budget. …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Why Resource Limited Scheduling is Important in Projects

Why Resource Limited Scheduling is Important in Projects

No matter the scope and size, every project faces limited resources and capacity. There’s no such thing as an unlimited budget and resources. This is why project managers have to evaluate what they need to complete the project within the schedule and allocate their resources in the most effective ways. No matter where you are …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Implement Pull Scheduling in Your Projects

Implement Pull Scheduling in Your Projects

Every project needs a way for all stakeholders to share input and collaborate effectively to optimize the flow of deliveries based on resource capacity, materials, and other information. This is where project managers employ pull based schedule planning. This is an agile-based approach often used to substitute certain scheduling practices by piecemealing the schedule into …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Using Contingency and Schedule Reserve in Your Projects

Using Contingency and Schedule Reserve in Your Projects

Nearly every project comes with surprises that can delay or disrupt the work. Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders know this and spend time considering possible risks as they work through the project’s planning phase. Other surprises are unknown because they may exist outside the realm of risks identified by the project management team. This …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Schedule Network Analysis in Project Management

Introduction to Schedule Network Analysis

A Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holder can create a schedule network diagram, conduct schedule network analysis, and use the critical path method to manage the schedule toward desired results. On this page: Introduction to Schedule Network Analysis What is a Schedule Network Diagram? Best Practices for Schedule Network Analysis Why Schedule Network Analysis Should …

Megan Bell

Schedule Forecasts in Project Management

Schedule Forecasts in Project Management

One of the primary jobs of a project manager is to make predictions. It’s your responsibility to figure out what it will take to complete a project efficiently and effectively. Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders are constantly asked to make accurate scheduling predictions — and adjust them as needed. This skill helps you keep …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Iterative vs. On-Demand Scheduling: Which is Better?

On-Demand Scheduling vs. Iterative Scheduling: Which is Better?

When aligning a Project Management approach to project work, there is also the selection of the scheduling technique to best fit the project goals. The question “Which is better, on-demand scheduling or iterative scheduling?” asks, “which scheduling approach is better for this specific project while using this project management method?” Project Managers should have a …

Megan Bell