Controlling the Project Schedule

There are several ways to update the schedule. The most frequently used methods are percent completed, remaining duration, duration completed, estimated completion date, and actual start and actual finish dates. The goal is to provide enough information to compare accurately the present project status to the planned target.

Project managers should always be aware that any delay in project implementation places the project at risk of possibly being overtaken by technological change. If this is the case, it is vital that project plans are flexible enough to allow for the insertion of newer technologies when they are released. Some of the schedule issues that need to be controlled are

Erroneous activity sequencing (incorrect WBS) Project tasks being incorrect because the quantities of resources are unavailable

Changing requirements (which always require additional rework and time)

Incorrect or unrealistic activity duration estimates

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