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Ch 2: Schedule Strategy

About This Chapter

Scheduling is essential to the timely completion of any project, yet it can be difficult. This chapter will provide you with some strategies and key elements of project scheduling. Complete these lessons and assessments to prepare for related questions, which you may find when you are studying for a certification exam or simply boosting your own knowledge.

Schedule Strategy - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors have assembled this chapter to provide you with a way to either learn or improve your understanding of strategies and components of project scheduling. Use this resource to build upon your understanding of related topics and ensure you can:

  • Utilize strategy formulation
  • Use configuration management policies to ensure control over changes to a product
  • Be aware of control items like change control, version control and configuration control
  • Plan projects from beginning to end
  • Know about tools and techniques used to schedule projects
  • Be knowledgeable about important scheduling polices and scheduling-related components
  • Identify environmental factors related to change control
  • Use a project charter

With each lesson of the chapter you will be provided with a short assessment you may use to test your understanding of the material or print out for a study-guide worksheet. If you use the assessment as a self-assessment quiz, you may discover topics you don't quite understand. You can then return to the lessons to review those topics and ensure you know the strategies and components of project scheduling.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Schedule Strategy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Steps & Approaches to Project Schedule Control

1. Steps & Approaches to Project Schedule Control

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a new schedule, when to review and update the schedule, and explain the process for making changes to the schedule.

Project Schedule Configuration Management Policies

2. Project Schedule Configuration Management Policies

In this lesson we will learn about software configuration management, as a technical support function to ensure that changes made to the application software are controlled through baseline configurations, performance measures and change control.

Configuration Management: Control Items & Procedures

3. Configuration Management: Control Items & Procedures

Have you ever had to return a part that you purchased because it didn't fit as expected? In this lesson we'll learn about the components of configuration management - change control, version control, and configuration control - and how they impact product changes.

Project Planning: Steps, Process & Return

4. Project Planning: Steps, Process & Return

More and more, the ability to plan and execute a project is a way to get ahead in work. In this lesson, we'll go over the basics of project planning, from the drawing board to completion.

Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques

5. Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques

Scheduling a project is a true skill requiring the project manager to use several tools and techniques. In this lesson, we'll learn how to effectively use tools and techniques to develop a project schedule that's accurate and easy to read.

Scheduling Policies & Procedures for Project Management

6. Scheduling Policies & Procedures for Project Management

Effective project management requires that you practice good time management skills. The project schedule ensures the effective and efficient completion of the project. Let's take a look the elements of establishing scheduling policies and procedures, and why they are beneficial to the project management process.

Scheduling Components for Project Management Plans

7. Scheduling Components for Project Management Plans

This lesson will consider the components that should be included in a comprehensive project schedule and explain how that schedule needs to support the overall project plan.

Factors Affecting Change Control

8. Factors Affecting Change Control

The lesson will define the phrase change control and discuss how environmental factors, organizational factors, and business asset factors each affect change control.

Project Charter: Purpose & Assumptions

9. Project Charter: Purpose & Assumptions

In this lesson you'll learn what the purpose of a project charter is and some of the elements that should be included in the project charter, and discover the importance of documenting all of the project assumptions when drafting the project charter.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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