For every project there are three constraints of Scope, Time and Cost which determine the project baseline. The baseline is used as a performance measure to analyze and approve/reject changes or deviations to the project… In this article I’m going to describe what project baseline means and will also give an example of how to manage the baseline.
An activity schedule is an analytical tool for graphically presenting and reviewing the activities of a project. It helps to identify the logical sequence of the activities, estimate their duration, and denote any dependencies that exist between them. The activity schedule also serves as a foundation for allocating management authority and responsibility. Having the activity schedule prepared, the project manager can plan for further specification of resources and estimation of costs… The following Project Activity Schedule Template is designed to help project managers create the schedule. The template describes 6 steps of the schedule development process.
Project time management includes two high-level groups of processes for planning and scheduling project activities and tasks necessary for timely completion of the project. Project activities planning and scheduling is the first process group of project time management. Developing the project implementation schedule is the second group. In this article we will review the planning and scheduling process group. We will talk about the key actions the project manager must take to undertake project activities planning and scheduling in an efficient manner.
A well-designed project implementation schedule clarifies and describes what the project should deliver and within what time-frames. In this article you will read on how to create a time-related framework that helps project planners to deal with the “on time” part of the project objectives and what needs to be outlined to produce deliverables and achieve goals on schedule, within budget and according to expectations.
Managing project duration is a part of the process for developing and following a project management plan. By planning project duration and using project time management techniques, a project manager in cooperation with a project time planner can determine the amount of time required to accomplish all project tasks and processes and to deliver product goals. Project time tracking software will be an effective solution of project time management to estimate the time required, monitor the time consumed and measure the time remaining. When you need to plan project development time and determine the project life-cycle duration you should use project time tracking software.