Diploma in Project Management: Schedule Control (Outputs)

Learn about Schedule Control (Outputs) in the Diploma in Project Management qualification.

Schedule Model Data (Updates). A project schedule update is any modification to the project schedule model information that is used to manage the project. Appropriate stakeholders are notified of significant modifications as they occur.

New project schedule network diagrams are developed to display approved remaining durations and modifications to the work plan. In some cases, project schedule delays can be so severe that development of a new target schedule with revised target start and finish dates is needed to provide realistic data for directing the work, and for measuring performance and progress.

Schedule Baseline (Updates). Schedule revisions are a special category of project schedule updates. Revisions are changes to the schedule’s start and finish dates in the approved schedule baseline. These changes are generally incorporated in response to approved change requests related to project scope changes or changes to estimates. Development of a revised schedule baseline can only occur as a result of approved changes.

Performance Measurements. The calculated schedule variance (SV) and schedule performance index (SPI) values for WBS components, in particular the work packages and control accounts, are documented and communicated to stakeholders.

Requested Changes. Schedule variance analysis, along with review of progress reports, results of performance measures, and modifications to the project schedule model can result in requested changes to the project schedule baseline. Project schedule changes might or might not require adjustments to other components of the project management plan.

Recommended Corrective Actions. A corrective action is anything done to bring expected future project schedule performance in line with the approved project schedule baseline. Corrective action in the area of time management often involves expediting, which includes special actions taken to ensure completion of a schedule activity on time or with the least possible delay.

Corrective action frequently requires root cause analysis to identify the cause of the variation. The analysis may address schedule activities other than the schedule activity actually causing the deviation; therefore, schedule recovery from the variance can be planned and executed using schedule activities delineated later in the project schedule.

Organisational Process Assets (Updates). Lessons learned documentation of the causes of variance, the reasoning behind the corrective actions chosen, and other types of lessons learned from schedule control are documented in the organisational process assets, so that they become part of the historical database for both the project and other projects of the performing organisation.

Activity List (Updates). The activity list is updated with all schedule activities that are planned to be performed on the project.

Activity Attributes (Updates). The activity attributes are updated. (See section relating to Activity Definition: Outputs for a more detailed description).

Project Management Plan (Updates). The schedule management plan component of the project management plan is updated to reflect any approved changes resulting from the Schedule Control process, and how the project schedule will be managed.

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LMIT provides online training courses for the Cert IV Project Management BSB41507, the Certificate IV of Project Management and the Diploma of Project Management BSB51407 in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.


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