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Monday, October 31, 2011

Project Scheduling - Different ways for tracking the schedule.

A proper project schedule is very important for a successful project delivery. The project schedule is a road map for a software project manager. A project schedule needs to be properly developed. A proper project schedule defines the tasks and milestones that are tracked and controlled as project proceeds. This tracking needs to be accomplished nicely and there are different methods and ways to do so...

- Timely project meetings regarding the status of the project are held and it should be ensured that each team member should report the progress achieved and the problems that are faced.
- There are different reviews that are conducted throughout the software engineering process. It becomes necessary to evaluate the results of all these reviews in order to accomplish proper tracking.
- To accomplish proper tracking, for each task of the project, the actual start date and the planned start date should be compared.
- To accomplish tracking, one should determine whether the formal project milestones are achieved by the scheduled date.
- To accomplish tracking, progress should be assessed quantitatively.

The best indication of progress is the completion and successful review of a defined software work product.
The control administers the project resources, cope with problems and direct the project staff. Control is light if the project is on schedule and within budget. The control is exercised to reconcile the problems if they occur.

In case the problem is identified and diagnosed:
- staff is redeployed
- additional resources should be focused on problem area.

A severe deadline can be managed by time-boxing technique. It chooses an incremental software paradigm and a schedule is derived for each incremental delivery. This technique is done when the product may not be deliverable by a pre-defined deadline.

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