Knowledge Areas

6. Schedule Management

6.1 Plan Schedule Management - Planning Process Group

The process of establishing the policies, procedures, and documentation for planning, developing, managing, executing, and controlling the project schedule

Inputs
  1. Project Charter
  2. Project Management Plan
  3. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  4. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Expert Judgment
  2. Data analysis
  3. Meetings
Outputs
  1. Schedule Management Plan

6.2 Define Activities - Planning Process Group

The process of identifying specific actions necessary to be performed to produce the project deliverables

Inputs
  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  3. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Expert Judgment
  2. Decomposition
  3. Rolling Wave Planning
  4. Meetings
Outputs
  1. Activity List
  2. Activity Attributes
  3. Milestone List
  4. Change Requests
  5. Project Management Plan Updates

6.3 Sequence Activities - Planning Process Group

The process of identifying and documenting the relationships among the project activities

Inputs
  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Project Documents
  3. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  4. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Precedence Diagramming Method - PDM
  2. Dependency Determination & Integration
  3. Leads and Lags
  4. Project Management Information System
Outputs
  1. Project Schedule Network Diagram
  2. Project Document Updates

6.4 Estimate Activity Durations - Planning Process Group

Estimating the number of work periods needed to complete individual activities with estimated resources

Inputs
  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Project Documents
  3. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  4. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Expert Judgment
  2. Analogous Estimating
  3. Parametric Estimating
  4. Three point Estimating
  5. Bottom-up Estimating
  6. Data analysis
  7. Decision Making
  8. Meetings
Outputs
  1. Duration Estimates
  2. Basis of Estimates
  3. Project Document Updates

6.5 Develop Schedule - Planning Process Group

Analyzing activity sequences, durations, resource requirements and schedule constraints to create a project schedule

Inputs
  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Project Documents
  3. Agreements
  4. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  5. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Schedule Network Analysis
  2. Critical Path Method
  3. Resource Optimization
  4. Data Analysis
  5. Leads and Lags
  6. Schedule Compression
  7. Project Management Information System
  8. Agile Release Planning
Outputs
  1. Schedule Baseline
  2. Project Schedule
  3. Schedule Data
  4. Project Calendars
  5. Change Requests
  6. Project Management Plan Updates
  7. Project Document Updates

6.6 Control Schedule - Planning Process Group

The process of monitoring the status of the project to update the project schedule and managing changes to the schedule baseline

Inputs
  1. Project Management Plan
  2. Project Documents
  3. Work Performance Data
  4. Organizational Process Assets
Tools & Techniques
  1. Data analysis
  2. Critical Path Method
  3. Project Management Information System
  4. Resource Optimization
  5. Leads and Lags
  6. Schedule Compression
Outputs
  1. Work Performance Information
  2. Schedule Forecasts
  3. Change Requests
  4. Project Management Plan Updates
  5. Project Document Updates