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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 Schedule Synchronizes the Project

Accurate, realistic, and workable scheduling is what makes a project tick. The schedule shows who is doing what and when they are supposed to be doing it. Scheduling involves converting the well-organized and sequenced tasks in your WBS and network diagram, as well as the list of resources and vendors you develop in Chapter 15, into an achievable timetable with start dates, finish dates, and assigned responsibilities for each activity.
Carry out the steps in creating a schedule sequentially, as follows:
1. Establish the scheduling assumptions. From earlier chapters, you already know why it’s important to clarify goals and objectives before the project plan reaches its final stages. For the same reasons, ...

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