This article features three case studies where the use of scheduling software helped to limit project uncertainties and deliver projects on time. MFI Software of Madrid, Spain, developed a scheduling program that was responsible for every aspect of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. CH2M Hill, a construction company based in Englewood, Colorado, used scheduling software for the O'Hare International Airport Modernization Program in Chicago, modifying the program so as to ensure its implementation on different levels and across knowledge areas. Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Group standardized IT programs across the organization through the implementation of scheduling software. Regular team meetings and a willingness to modify the software to better serve the individual needs of the specific project were common factors to all of these successes. Includes a chart comparing and contrasting seven prominent scheduling programs.