The importance of measurements and markers
You can't manage what you can't measure.
The scheduling tool we've chosen to use here is a Network Diagram using the Critical Path Method (CPM).
Look at this critical path for a project whose objective is to set up a workshop.
Trace the progress of the project. Notice how four connecting paths ('networks') emerge:
Use this network diagram as a model for constructing the network diagram for your own project in your Workbook.
You might also use a Gantt chart to help you .
These tools lay out the tasks and the dependencies between tasks, giving you a project road map. They help you to estimate how long the project will take and how much it will cost.
If everything's going to plan, start smelling a rat.
A milestone is a key project event. Your stakeholders have determined the project's milestones and developed a checklist of what they expect the project to have achieved at a particular milestone. You can show the milestones on your planning charts with icons - eg. note the uses of these in the Gantt chart.