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Project Scheduling and Cost Control by James Taylor

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SCHEDULING

Scheduling a project requires both a scientific and an artistic touch. It requires a scientific touch because the schedule has to reflect the work breakdown structure tasks (i.e., project requirements) in a logical and interrelated way to optimize resources across the organization. Scheduling requires an artistic touch because tasks not only are technically dependent or interrelated but are often politically driven, thus requiring finesse and interpersonal skill.

Of all the activities in project management, scheduling is the most potent in terms of impact on the project as a whole. Consider that the schedule is developed so that it ...

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