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Scheduling Resource Management - Chapter Summary
This chapter enables you to better understand various aspects of scheduling resource management. Refresh your knowledge of important definitions, methods, strategies and processes associated with this form of management by examining lessons developed by qualified experts. Once you've completed these lessons, you will be ready to:
- Define a resource market, and describe methods for resource allocation in management
- Share the definitions of a resource-allocator and Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS)
- Describe the Integrated Master Plan's role in scheduling, planning and resource management
- Explain the meaning of the statement of work in project management
- Discuss how to select a cost structure for CVP
- Detail the role of the Activity Network Diagram (AND) in project planning and scheduling
- Provide details about the precedence diagram method and critical success factors in project management
Review the lessons in any sequence and as often as needed to feel confident that you understand scheduling resource management. If you need more information about any lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit your questions using our Ask Our Experts feature in the Dashboard. When ready, assess your knowledge of lesson concepts by taking multiple-choice quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce your knowledge.
1. Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS): Definition & Example
This lesson will define the term resource breakdown structure (RBS). It will provide a sample model, and address how functional and project managers are necessary to identify resources and estimate the cost of a project.
2. Integrated Master Plan: Definition & Role in Scheduling
The integrated master plan is an integral part of project management. It defines the schedule, plan of activities, and resource utilization of the overall project. Let's explore the integrated master plan and how it is used to manage projects.
3. Statement of Work in Project Management: Definition & Example
Have you ever wondered where a project receives direction on the purpose of the project? The statement of work gives the direction for the project. In this lesson, you will learn what a statement of work is and how it is used.
4. Activity Network Diagram (AND): Definition & Example
An activity network diagram (AND) is a quality management tool used to depict the activities of a project that are either in parallel or in series. This lesson describes the construction and application of an AND.
5. Precedence Diagram Method in Project Management
In this lesson, you'll learn how to explain the precedence diagram method, lay out a schedule using this method and explain the how precedence diagram method is used in project management.
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