Exclusive Events Training Programme on Project Plans

The success of a project is dependent on effective planning.  Failure to plan a project is planning for a failure. The value of a project plan can therefore never be underestimated, as it saves time, money and many challenges related to failed projects.  Here we will look at practical approaches to a project plan.

Module 2 Learning Outcome 1

Project Plan Schedule

A Project Schedule is a list of deliverables that are found as components of the Work Break Down structures. It is based on the on the list of tasks that need to be carried out within the project. Such tasks can further be broken down into sub-tasks or sub-units.

In order to create the project schedule, determine the following:

The amount of effort required to complete the task.

The resources to carry out the task.

One would have to define the series of tasks to be performed, including sub-tasks. Realistic time frames will be allocated to such tasks. Resources should also be approved and availed for such tasks to be completed. They should include human, material, financial, communication, travelling and risks.

To do this a software package like Microsoft Project can be used to create your project schedule. You can also use one of the free template available. The success of creating a project schedule is based on realistic delivery deadline from the sponsor.

It is crucial to have a system to track the progress of your schedule of activities, if they are still on time, with resources allocated.

To develop a project schedule one have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Define the project activities.
  2. Sequence the project activities.
  3. Estimate the project activity resources.
  4. Estimate the project activity duration
  5. Develop the project schedule.

 It is very crucial that one create a project plan schedule to assess how the project will be carried out.

Project Schedule have the following steps except ...

  • 1. Define project activities
  • 2. Create a project budget
  • 3. Sequence the project activities
  • 4. Evaluate the porject
  • 5. Estimate the project activity duration
Select more than one answer

Module 2 Learning Outcome 1

Project Schedule

A Project Schedule is a list of deliverables that are found as components of the Work Break Down structures. It is based on the on the list of tasks that need to be carried out within the project. Such tasks can further be broken down into sub-tasks or sub-units.

In order to create the project schedule, determine the following:

The amount of effort required to complete the task.

The resources to carry out the task.

One would have to define the series of tasks to be performed, including sub-tasks. Realistic time frames will be allocated to such tasks. Resources should also be approved and availed for such tasks to be completed. They should include human, material, financial, communication, travelling and risks.

To do this a software package like Microsoft Project can be used to create your project schedule. You can also use one of the free template available. The success of creating a project schedule is based on realistic delivery deadline from the sponsor.

It is crucial to have a system to track the progress of your schedule of activities, if they are still on time, with resources allocated.

To develop a project schedule one have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Define the project activities.
  2. Sequence the project activities.
  3. Estimate the project activity resources.
  4. Estimate the project activity duration
  5. Develop the project schedule.

 It is very crucial that one create a project plan schedule to assess how the project will be carried out.

Choose the most correct answer from the statements below.

  • A project schedule is a list of deliverables that are found as components of the work breakdown structures.
  • A project schedule is a process of monitoring the failure or success of the project.
  • A project schedule is the final step of project management.
  • It is not necessary to consider time frame during the project schedule.
Select only one answer