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The Mcgraw-Hill 36-Hour Course by Linda Brennan

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CHAPTER 10PROJECT PLANNING

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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Formal project planning and scheduling, beyond an initial statement of work (SOW), can go a long way toward increasing the probability of successfully completing the project. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Identify work packages and develop a work breakdown structure

• Develop and analyze a network model

• Estimate task durations

• Schedule a project using the critical path method

• Relate the theory of constraints to project scheduling

• Interpret a Gantt chart

WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

In the last chapter, we concluded that if your project requires more attention to detail to manage it effectively, then you ...

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