Planning and scheduling are key to strategic planning and project management, and provide critical context, and assurance, to project teams, business owners and stakeholders.
Applied correctly a schedule is useful as a day-to-day working mechanism for project teams, and well as providing reporting and assurance for stakeholders.
Schedules should also provide an overview of when organizational change may need to take place, and whether there are potential conflicts and dependencies. The organizational change plans will be owned by the business. Project teams will contribute to them.
Schedule planning and management needs to be done efficiently to support rather than overwhelm the project. Mechanisms to assist with this include.
‘KanBan’ type Board for drag and drop management synchronized with the Gantt Chart.
Tasks broken down by Action Items as an alternative to the full work break-down structure.
Updating your tasks and action items directly from your Homepage, and synchronizing with the project.
Cross-project-dependencies mapped across the network of Parent & Child projects.