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Fundamentals of Project Management, 5th Edition by Joseph Heagney

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CHAPTER 8

SCHEDULING PROJECT WORK

One of the primary features that distinguishes project management from general management is the special attention to scheduling. Remember from Chapter 1 that Dr. J. M. Juran says a project is a problem scheduled for solution.

Project management is not just scheduling.

Unfortunately, some people think that project management is nothing but scheduling, and this is incorrect. Scheduling is just one of the tools used to manage jobs and should not be considered the primary one.

People today tend to acquire scheduling software, of which there is an abundance, and think that will make them instant project managers. ...

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