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Project Schedule Development

Schedule Development Tips…

    • Keep project schedules simple
    • Tasks names to be based on deliverables
    • Tasks names to be descriptive nouns and begin with verbs
    • Do not put check lists into schedule. Use note feature for including details
    • Require project schedules to follow principles of “Dynamic Schedules”
    • All individual tasks have dependencies (predecessors and successors)
    • Chose estimates in durations or effort.
    • All Milestone tasks include “Deadline Dates” and are 0 duration
    • No constraint dates (or Minimum use of constraints)
    • Recommend using the following % complete increments for project tasks:
      • 25% – Work has started
      • 50% – Work is half way completed
      • 75% – Work is near complete
      • 100% – Work is complete