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Project Schedule Template

Project Schedule Template

Project Schedule Example

Project Schedule Example

Project Lifecycle 5 Phases

Project Lifecycle 5 Phases

IT Project

IT Project

Research Project Timeline

Research Project Timeline

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Guide and Best Practices

A project schedule gives an overview of the project’s timeframe. It lists the project tasks, resources needed and the timeline.

How to create a project schedule

  • Gather the team together to identify all the activities needed to complete to meet the project objectives.
  • Identify the deliverables that comprise the project. Using a work breakdown structure, list these down in order to decompose them into project activities.
  • Analyze each task to identify the dependencies they might have on other tasks. Then sequence the activities and document them on your project schedule.
  • Check the availability of the resources needed to perform each activity, and allocate them as necessary.
  • Estimate the duration or the number of working hours needed for each task. This could be days, weeks or even months.
  • Make sure the resources are adequately allocated and the time durations are correctly estimated.
  • Create project milestones on the schedule. You can then link them to the relevant tasks.
  • Once you have levelled the resources and ensured that the estimated time durations are correct, start developing your schedule using a Creately template.
  • Invite other project members to review the schedule by sharing the diagram with them. The changes they make will be instantly viewable to you.
  • Regularly review your schedule and update it. Share an edit/ review diagram link with others so anyone can easily access it to monitor and manage project progress.

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