Seven excuses for resisting schedule management
The practice of schedule management has been steadily growing since the 1950s, yet some organizations are still reluctant to embrace it. The article examines seven leading rationales that are used to resist schedule management. The most common obstacle is the general perception that schedule management simply isn't necessary, yet few successful projects happen without planning, and schedule management is a powerful planning tool. Objections based on cost can be countered with schedule cost projections, showing how the program will pay for itself.Resistance based on lack of understanding can be dealt with through education and workshops. Many benefits can accrue to organizations that embrace schedule management, such as more accurate planning and lowered costs.