In the process of managing a project – especially complex and large initiatives – one of the most important function of the Project Manager is keeping on track all the different components of the project.
As a result, it is important if not essential for the project manager to compile a thorough and complete master schedule for the project. This master schedule represents a summary-level project schedule the purpose of which is to identify all of the major deliverables for the project as well as all individual work breakdown structure components. Also identified typically are all unique schedule milestones. This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK. In the video below we’ll see how to create a master schedule using the Microsoft Project.
The careful creation of a master schedule in the initial phase of the project, greatly facilitates the work of managing the activities foreseen in the implementation phase. Don’t wait for tomorrow! Start to build your master schedule right now!