Entering schedule activities, durations, resources, resource availability, and logical relationships into the scheduling tool, it generates a schedule model with planned dates for completing project activities.
Analyzing activity sequences, durations, resource requirements, and schedule constraints to create the project schedule model.
Developing an acceptable project schedule is often an iterative process. The schedule model is used to determine the planned start and finish dates for project activities and milestones based on the accuracy of the inputs. Schedule development can require the review and revision of duration estimates and resource estimates to create the project schedule model to establish an approved project schedule that can serve as a baseline to track progress. Once the activity start and finish dates have been determined, it is common to have project staff assigned to the activities review their assigned activities and confirm that the start and finish dates present no conflict with resource calendars or assigned activities in other projects or tasks and thus are still valid. As work progresses, revising and maintaining the project schedule model to sustain a realistic schedule continues throughout the duration of the project.