Unit 6: Project Scheduling
Now we are ready to get down to the serious business of project scheduling.
In this Unit we will bring together our WBS and estimates of time to build a schedule, calculate a critical path, and express this information in that most recognisable output of the planning process: the Gantt chart.
We will then introduce you to some more advanced scheduling techniques, including:
- Resource levelling
- Fast-tracking, and
…and give you practical examples of their application.
As you will see, the mathematics that underpin project scheduling are quite simple and elegant; the skill of the project manager is in being able to anticipate the consequences of each intervention.