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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition by Albert Lester

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Chapter 25

Milestones and Line of Balance

Abstract

This chapter describes what milestones are and their use in a milestone slip chart as a progress reporting tool for top management. The scheduling technique called line of balance, which is used mainly in industries where there is a high degree of repetition of the activities in a planning block, is also discussed. An example from the building industry, where the activities for a row of identical houses are repeated for every building, is provided.

Keywords

Milestone; milestone slip chart; line of balance; buffer

Chapter Outline

Milestones

Important deadlines in a project programme are highlighted by specific points in time called milestones. These are timeless activities ...

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