Introducing Project Time Management - Examining the Sequencing Outputs

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What are the most important considerations for a project manager when examining the sequencing outputs and preparing for scheduling?

  • Schedule only required work
  • FS relations are the most common and preferred
  • Activity sequencing is not the same as scheduling
  • First comes activity sequencing, then scheduling
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What is the purpose of a project network diagram? (PND)

It illustrates the flow of project work and the relationship between work packages. Most PNDs are AON (Activity on Node) and use Precedence Diagramming Methods (PDM)
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What should a PND be accompanied by?

An explanation of the workflow, why decisions where made and details on the preferred logic.
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How does change impact the PND?

Change to the project impact the project scope, thus the WBS and most likely the activity list that needs to be updated.
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What updates may be made to the WBS ?

  • When based upon the activity list one discovers that the WBS is not complete
  • When the discovery is made that the WBS elements are not defined fully or correctly
  • Updates to reflect newly discovered information like cost estimates
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What are updates to the WBS also called?

Refinements. These ensure that all of the deliverables are accounted for within the WBS.
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