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Practice Standard for Scheduling - 2nd edition

Book Description

The Practice Standard for Scheduling is targeted at project management practitioners who are knowledgeable of the fundamentals of Critical Path Methodology (CPM) project scheduling. The Practice Standard for Scheduling presents seasoned practitioners with the tools and information they need to efficiently and effectively schedule projects with confidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Notice
  5. Table of Contents
  6. List of Tables and Figures
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1 - Introduction
    1. 1.1. Project Scheduling
    2. 1.2. Why Scheduling?
    3. 1.3. Overview
    4. 1.4. Purpose
    5. 1.5. Applicability
  9. Chapter 2 - The Schedule Model Principles and Concepts
    1. 2.1. Overview
    2. 2.2. Scheduling Methods
      1. 2.2.1. Critical Path Method
      2. 2.2.2. Precedence Diagram Method
      3. 2.2.3. Critical Chain Method
    3. 2.3. Scheduling Techniques
      1. 2.3.1. Rolling Wave Planning
      2. 2.3.2. Agile Technique
      3. 2.3.3. Program Evaluation and Review Technique
      4. 2.3.4. Monte Carlo Simulation
    4. 2.4. The Scheduling Tool
    5. 2.5. The Schedule Model
    6. 2.6. The Schedule Model Instances and Presentations
  10. Chapter 3 - Schedule Model Good Practices Overview
    1. 3.1. Schedule Model Management
      1. 3.1.1. Schedule Data Management Plan
      2. 3.1.2. Schedule Model Management Plan
        1. .1. Selection of a Scheduling Method
        2. .2. Selection of a Scheduling Tool
        3. .3. Schedule Model Creation Plan
        4. .4. Schedule Model ID
        5. .5. Schedule Model Version
        6. .6. Calendars and Work Periods
        7. .7. Project Update Cycle
        8. .8. Milestone and Activity Coding Structure
        9. .9. Resource Planning
        10. .10. Performance Indicators
        11. .11. Master Schedule Model
    2. 3.2. Schedule Model Creation
      1. 3.2.1. Develop Schedule Model Baseline
        1. .1. Define Milestones
        2. .2. Design the Project's Activities
        3. .3. Sequence Activities
        4. .4. Determine Resources for Each Activity
        5. .5. Determine the Duration for Each Activity
        6. .6. Analyze the Schedule Output
        7. .7. Approve the Schedule
        8. .8. Baseline the Schedule Model
    3. 3.3. Schedule Model Maintenance
      1. 3.3.1. Collect Actuals and Remaining Work
      2. 3.3.2. Update and Progress the Schedule Model According to the Actuals
      3. 3.3.3. Compare and Resolve any Deviation
      4. 3.3.4. Update the Schedule Model with Approved Changes
      5. 3.3.5. Update the Baseline Schedule Model
      6. 3.3.6. Communicate
      7. 3.3.7. Maintain the Records
    4. 3.4. Schedule Model Analysis
      1. 3.4.1. Critical Path and Critical Activities
        1. .1. Critical Path
        2. .2. Critical Activities
      2. 3.4.2. Total Float and Free Float
      3. 3.4.3. Level of Effort Activities (LOE)
      4. 3.4.4. Probabilistic Distribution of Activity Durations
      5. 3.4.5. Schedule Risk
      6. 3.4.6. Date Constraints
      7. 3.4.7. Open-Ended Activities
      8. 3.4.8. Out of Sequence (OOS) Logic
      9. 3.4.9. Leads and Lags
      10. 3.4.10. Start-to-Finish Relationship
      11. 3.4.11. Links to/from Summary Activities
    5. 3.5. Communication and Reporting
  11. Chapter 4 - Scheduling Components
    1. 4.1. How to use the Components List
      1. 4.1.1. Component Name
      2. 4.1.2. Required, Conditional or Optional use
      3. 4.1.3. Manual or Calculated
      4. 4.1.4. Data Format
      5. 4.1.5. Behavior
      6. 4.1.6. Good Practices
      7. 4.1.7. Conditional Note/Associated Component
      8. 4.1.8. Definition
    2. 4.2. List of Components by Category
    3. 4.3. Detailed Components List
  12. Chapter 5 - Conformance Index
    1. 5.1. Conformance Overview
      1. 5.1.1. Categories of Components
      2. 5.1.2. Utilization of Schedule Components
      3. 5.1.3. Conformance Assessment
    2. 5.2. Conformance Assessment Process
  13. References
  14. Appendix A - Guidelines for a Project Management Institute Practice Standard
    1. A.1. Introduction
  15. Appendix B - Evolution of PMI's Practice Standard for Scheduling
    1. B.1. Pre-Project
    2. B.2. Preliminary Work
      1. B.2.1. Qualifications
      2. B.2.2. Geographic
      3. B.2.3. Market
      4. B.2.4. Applications
    3. B.3. Exposure and Consensus
  16. Appendix C - Contributors and Reviewers of the Practice Standard for Scheduling—Second Edition
    1. C.1. Core Committee
    2. C.2. Significant Contributors
    3. C.3. Exposure Draft Reviewers and Contributors
    4. C.4. Other Contributors
    5. C.5. PMI Standards Program Member Advisory Group (MAG)
    6. C.6. Production Staff
  17. Appendix D - Conformance Assessment Scoring Table
  18. Appendix E - Conformance Assessment Worksheets
  19. Glossary
    1. Common Acronyms and Terms
    2. Terms and Definitions