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These articles cover the tools and techniques project managers use to develop, monitor and optimize the project schedule. The techniques include: schedule optimization, schedule compression and use of the critical path method to shorten the project duration. They also cover the modeling of trade-offs and the impact of additional or reduced resources on the project completion date. These techniques are used during the project planning process and each week during the project execution process when we use them to model the impact of schedule variances.

Scheduling Software

Using the right Scheduling Software is key to consistently finishing your projects on time and within budget. Project Scheduling Software lets you do the critical steps more efficiently than using ineffective options like scheduling in Excel or on a yellow notepad. Those waste too much of your time and don’t help you complete these critical steps: Spotting […]

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Project Management Software

Project Management Software comes in many degrees of sophistication and prices range from $50 to $20,000 or more. The Project Management Software itself doesn’t make you more effective; it just makes you more efficient. The software doesn’t teach you how to define the scope, communicate with the project sponsor or make clear assignments to your team members.  It […]

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How To Use Dynamic Project Scheduling

Dynamic project scheduling and the diagram of a predecessor network show us the sequence of tasks and let us design concurrent or parallel tasks. This can significantly shorten a project’s duration. Project Schedule & Software Main Page Successful project managers use dynamic project scheduling because it saves them significant amounts of time and lets them quickly model the impact […]

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Keys to Successful Project Scheduling

Every project manager does project scheduling. Some do it on a yellow note pad, others use an Excel spreadsheet and still others use software specifically designed for project management. Some project managers have very little data to help them successfully managing their projects, deal with change orders or respond to variances. They may not even […]

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Project Schedule Software Review

As the importance of project management increases in organizations, so does the number of tools available for people managing projects. In our latest project schedule software review, we found over 500 legitimate software packages. There were hundreds more that did not meet our minimum criteria, which was: 1. Produce a Gantt chart that clearly communicates […]

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