Project Management Institute

Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition

practice standard for scheduling third edition

The Practice Standard for Scheduling – Third Edition provides the latest thinking regarding good and accepted practices in the area of scheduling for a project. Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, this updated practice standard expounds on the information contained in Section 6 on Project Schedule Management of the PMBOK® Guide.

In this new edition of the practice standard, you will learn to identify the elements of a good schedule model, its purpose, use, and benefits. You will also discover what is required to produce and maintain a good schedule model.

Also included in the third edition:

  • Description of scheduling
  • Definition of schedule model
  • Uses and benefits of the schedule model
  • Definitions of key terms and steps for scheduling
  • Detailed descriptions of scheduling components
  • Guidance on the principles and concepts of schedule model creation and use
  • Descriptions of schedule model principles and concepts
  • Differences between schedule models, schedule model instances, and presentations
  • Detailed descriptions of critical path method, critical chain, program evaluation and review technique (PERT), rolling wave planning, and Monte Carlo simulation
  • Uses and applications of adaptive project management approaches in scheduling, such as agile
  • Guidance and information on generally accepted good practices associated with the planning, development, maintenance, communication, and reporting processes of an effective schedule model
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