Correcting the Schedule

Suppose that you reviewed your schedule details and found that your project isn't going as quickly as planned and the finish date is in jeopardy. Or perhaps upper management has imposed a schedule change, and you need to work toward a different finish date.

If you need to take corrective actions in your project plan to bring in the scheduled finish date, you can do the following:

• Check schedule assumptions—such as duration, constraints, and task dependencies— to see whether any adjustments can be made.

• Add resources to recover a slipping schedule (this will likely add costs).

• Cut scope to recover a slipping schedule (this will probably require stakeholder approval).

For more information about using any of these techniques to adjust the schedule to meet the current or new finish date, see "Bringing In the Project Finish Date" on page 258.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

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.

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