Diploma in Project Management - Schedule Control (Outputs)
Diploma in Project Management
Learn about Schedule Control (Outputs) inthe Diploma in Project Managementqualification.
Schedule Model Data (Updates). A project scheduleupdate is any modification to the project schedule modelinformation that is used to manage the project.Appropriate stakeholders are notified of significantmodifications as they occur.New project schedule network diagrams are developed todisplay approved remaining durations and modifications tothe work plan. In some cases, project schedule delays canbe so severe that development of a new target schedulewith revised target start and finish dates is needed toprovide realistic data for directing the work, and formeasuring performance and progress.
Schedule Baseline (Updates). Schedule revisions are aspecial category of project schedule updates. Revisions arechanges to the schedule’s start and finish dates in theapproved schedule baseline.These changes are generally incorporated in response toapproved change requests related to project scope changesor changes to estimates. Development of a revisedschedule baseline can only occur as a result of approvedchanges.
Performance Measurements. The calculated schedulevariance (SV) and schedule performance index (SPI)values for WBS components, in particular the workpackages and control accounts, are documented andcommunicated to stakeholders.
Requested Changes. Schedule variance analysis, alongwith review of progress reports, results of performancemeasures, and modifications to the project schedulemodel can result in requested changes to the projectschedule baseline. Project schedule changes might ormight not require adjustments to other components of theproject management plan.
Recommended Corrective Actions. A corrective action isanything done to bring expected future project scheduleperformance in line with the approved project schedulebaseline. Corrective action in the area of time managementoften involves expediting, which includes special actionstaken to ensure completion of a schedule activity on time orwith the least possible delay.Corrective action frequently requires root cause analysis toidentify the cause of the variation. The analysis may addressschedule activities other than the schedule activity actuallycausing the deviation; therefore, schedule recovery from thevariance can be planned and executed using scheduleactivities delineated later in the project schedule.
Organisational Process Assets (Updates). Lessonslearned documentation of the causes of variance, thereasoning behind the corrective actions chosen, and othertypes of lessons learned from schedule control aredocumented in the organisational process assets, so thatthey become part of the historical database for both theproject and other projects of the performing organisation.
Activity List (Updates). The activity list is updated withall schedule activities that are planned to be performed onthe project.Activity Attributes (Updates). The activity attributesare updated. (See section relating to Activity Definition:Outputs for a more detailed description).
Project Management Plan (Updates). The schedulemanagement plan component of the project managementplan is updated to reflect any approved changes resultingfrom the Schedule Control process, and how the projectschedule will be managed.LMIT’s Diploma in Project Management is NowEndorsed by AIPM – Get Your Diploma of PM and You’llAlso Receive a Certificate from AIPM.
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