Lessons Learned concerning Schedule Quality Assessment

By Rufran C Frago posted 03-10-2020 10:56 AM


A schedule quality metric is a measure of quality for project schedules; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise purely descriptive qualitative assessment.

 What precaution should a project management professional take into consideration to ensure that his/her schedule quality evaluation is sound and reliable?

The quality metric designed to measure the project’s Execution Schedule should not be used to measure its DBM schedule. While the former might be a complete, fully detailed schedule ready for execution, the latter lacks maturity, details and completeness. It is like giving the University Senior Year Final examination to High School Freshmen students. It is best to understand first the most pressing quality requirements of the project schedule at its specific stage of development before applying the metric.

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Rufran C. Frago-Author

About the Author:

Rufran C. Frago is the Founder of PM Solution Pro, a Calgary consultingproduct, and training services firm focusing on project and business management solutions. He is passionate providing advice, mentorship, education and training through consultation, collaboration, and what he uniquely calls, student-led training.


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