A simple but effective scheduling program for small projects is the use of the "schedule list" method. This requires a listing of the major work items together with start and finish dates for each item. The start and finish dates should be developed on a planned basis, and as the project is executed, the actual dates should be entered on the schedule sheets. As this scheduling program is also to be the base for planning the departmental manpower, the engineering man days will be required to be shown on the sheets.
The development of the planned start/finish dates should be carried out with the "executing departments" in order to secure their commitment to the project execution program. This scheduling program can be reviewed and updated on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis. This simple program is illustrated in Figure 7-7.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.