The schedule model development approach includes tasks such as:

Selecting data for:

  • Creating activities
  • Resources
  • Calendars
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Milestones
  • Lags
  • Dependencies
  • Activity duration

This data can be gathered in team meetings, BoQs (Bill of quantity), etc.  

Further, we also choose:

  • Schedule model presentation forms e.g. Gantt Chart, table, milestones, network diagram, simple list.
  • Schedule life cycle type. Schedule Life cycles are explained here.

Various sources can be referred to for help when defining schedule development approach, explained here.

Before planning and scheduling project activities, it is important to define:

  • What will be the components of schedule
  • How project schedule will be created
  • How schedule will be updated
  • How schedule will be analyzed
  • How schedule performance will be measured
  • Are there any policies, approaches, regulations to follow for project planning, scheduling, updating and configuration management.

Therefore, the above things are well planned before we move onto the scheduling planning phase.

In order to accomplish schedule strategy, various plans are created. Furthermore schedule methodology, schedule approach, presentation format, scheduling tool, schedling approval process, role of the scheduler and many more such important things are considered and finalized.

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