29. “What If” Analyses on Timelines and Resources
Even if you had only a few projects with a couple of hundred tasks each, it would be almost impossible for you to understand the impact of activating a new project or shuffling projects around to determine possible practical finish dates. Project networks have many relationships between tasks, between resources, between paths of a project, between subprojects, and more. This is where software is needed and can be used to try different scenarios and help executives make decisions.
What if analyses can be performed on the synchronization mechanism, on the assumptions around how many projects can be active in a phase at one time, on the impact of adding or losing resources within ...