HOW TO BUILD A PROJECT SCHEDULE
1. What Kind Of Schedule Are You Looking For?
This is a very important question to ask! When most people think of a Project Schedule they think of a Gantt Chart. It takes quite some time to get to the point that you can have a schedule like this (see right). In the lessons below I will help you to create a Level 5 schedule with a work breakdown structure that is easy to understand. I will provide you with excel sheets that work together to create a schedule from the beginning of a project to the end. Tracking of what is happening is the most important parts of why we make a schedule. This shows us how we did with our plan for the project. There are many areas in which better planning will lead to a better job.
Below is the Table of contents with a few questions for the rest of the lecture on Scheduling.
2. The Parts Required To Make A Schedule
Something to think about:
Where do you want to start to make your schedule?
What Work Breakdown Structure should I use?
What templates do I need to get my schedule going?
Who will see my schedule?
What is schedule Coding?
Will your schedule have production units and cost unites attached?
3. Project Properties
Who am I?
Who is this job for?
How long do I think this should take?
How am I going to track this?
What is your budget?
Do you have a Spending Plan?
Are you going to share this Plan?
When does this need to be done?