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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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The Reality Check Before Approval

Before submitting the plan for final approval, you need to perform one last cross-check of your planning efforts within the project team. This involves a line-by-line matching up of the WBS, schedule, budget, and network diagram, assuming you created these pieces. Computer-based planning software can help by finding impossible dates and durations on the critical path, missing network links (only if they’re obvious), and missing activity data. Even when you use a computer program, however, always check the logistics and flow of your project personally and carefully—don’t assume everything is accurate. Get your project team to help you with this effort.
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