Information Technology - Scheduling and expediting
Scheduling and Expediting
Projects rarely follow the plan laid out. During the project the Project
Manager should assess each step. If there are delays they should identify
alternate actions to bring the project back within the time constraints.
Often this is done by putting more resources, time or money into a
particular activity. This course of action should be thought through
carefully. Time and costs need to be traded off in order to get the project
After the critical path and the slack time in other activities have been
identified, it may be possible to expedite (hasten) or crash the schedule.
This involves identifying tasks that could possibly be reduced in time if
enough money or resources were available. Again it is a matter of assessing
whether the extra cost or effort is worth the saving in time.
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