In order to define a schedule development approach, multiple sources can referred to for assistance, such as:
- Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF): E.g. EEF states people are resistant of using scheduling software or people prefers predictive approach in their projects.
- Organizational Process Assets (OPA): E.g. OPA explains available resource capacity, resource calendar, internal/external dependencies, scheduling methodology to use etc.
- Stakeholder register: E.g. it will tell what key stakeholders want out from schedule. Some might like Gantt Charts, some might want only a basic schedule, some wants reports created in MS Project.
- Any other project requirement that may influence schedule development approach must also be considered.