Project time planning is a key aspect of managing a project. As such, it is considered to be a core activity, and is closely connected to scope and cost areas. As its name suggests, the main objective is to build processes and outputs into the project that assist the manager and team to complete the project in a timely manner.
The purpose of this process is to identify the specific tasks that need to be done in order to produce the project’s deliverables. This needs to be done in sufficient detail to estimate what resources and time will be required to complete them. Once the activities have been identified the next stage is to sequence them according to their dependencies. In other words, any relationships between activities need to be identified so that dependent activities can be scheduled to follow those that they are dependent upon.
This also allows identifying the critical path. The critical path is an invaluable concept in project planning – as it defines that sequence of activities that should take the longest time. There will always be a critical path running through a project from the first activity to the last.
Procurement Academy’s latest courses on time management, will guide the learners through the various steps and processes required for effective planning and follow-up of their projects.
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