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Getting Realistic, Actionable Project Schedules

By Rex Black

  • Project: Temporary endeavor undertaken to create or provide service or product
  • Project schedule (a.k.a., work-breakdown-structure): Hierarchical decomposition of project into phases, activities, and tasks with resources and dependencies
  • What makes for a good schedule?
    • Accurately predicts and guides the project’s future
    • Realistic: All tasks included, accurately estimated, risks understood and mitigated
    • Actionable: Clear ownership by committed individual contributors, assigned resources, known dependencies

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