Understanding Project Planning and Scheduling Software Training in Perth
- Enter the breakdown structure of the project deliverables or products into the software. This is often called a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) or Product Breakdown Structure (PBS),
- Break a project down into the work required to create the deliverables and enter these into the software as Activities under the appropriate WBS,
- Assign durations, constraints, predecessors and successors of the activities and then calculate the start and finish date of all the activities,
- Assign resources and/or costs, which represent people, equipment or materials, to the activities and calculate the project resource requirements and/or cash flow,
- Optimize the project plan,
- Set Baseline Dates and Budgets to compare progress against,
- Use the plan to approve the commencement of work,
- Record the actual progress of activities and compare the progress against the Baseline and amend the plan when required, allowing for scope changes, etc.,
- Record the consumption of resources and/or costs and re-estimate the resources and/or costs required to finish the project, and
- Produce management reports.
There are four modes or levels in which project planning and scheduling software may be used.
|Without Resources||LEVEL 1
Planning without Resources
Tracking progress without Resources
Planning with Resources
Tracking progress with Resources
As the level increases, the amount of information required to maintain the schedule will increase and, more importantly, your skill and knowledge in using the project management software will increase.