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  • 1.Leveraging Scheduling Productivity with Practical Scheduling TechniquesPresented By: William G. Paradis Computer Sciences CorporationFebruary 6, 2007

2. Can You Relate?Why Neanderthals Became ExtinctPopulationFinal Site SurveyGame SelectionSurveyPreliminary MeatGameMeatRequirementSelection Trade Study: Requirements Review Mammoth vs.Tiger vs. RabbitSite(MRR)Site SelectionPreparation Game Preliminary SightingsHunting Plan Hunt Leader ChosenFinalHunting PlanPreliminary Trade StudyHunter(rock vs. spear) Selection Weapon SiteSelection WeaponFinalDevelopment PreliminaryInspection Hunter HuntingSelectionReviewWeaponsWeapons Obtain Blessing (PHR) InspectionPractice of Great GodThag Critical HuntingSchedule ForecastMeat Distribution Review Hunt Weather Plan Hunter(CHR)Hunt InspectionReadinessTransport Review to Cave Distribute (HRR)MeatCatch GameKill Game Chase Game Choose NewGet CaughtHunt Leader by GameLose Game YES, BUT OG ASSURES ME THAT THIS WILL IMPROVE OUR I DONT KNOW, ITEFFICIENCY AND KEEP US SEEMED EASIER AHEAD OF THE CROMAGNONS WHEN WE JUST WENT IN THE VALLEY. HUNTING.2 3. Agenda Scheduling Issues The Schedule Beast Taming the Schedule Beast Scheduling with the help of MS Excel & MS Access Calculating Earned Value 2 New Concepts Questions 3 4. Scheduling Issues Unwieldy Schedule Databases Faulty Logic or Missing Logic Critical Path Can Not be Readily Displayed Surprise Constraints Multiple Schedule Tools used to present schedule Schedule Ownership Scheduling Tools More Powerful yet Resources Limited 4 5. Agenda Scheduling Issues The Schedule Beast Taming the Schedule Beast Scheduling with the help of MS Excel & MS Access Calculating Earned Value 2 New Concepts Questions 5 6. Taming the Schedule Beast The Schedulers Tool Kit Use of Schedule Templates Use of Codes to Manipulate and Display MS Project Data Common View, Filter, & Table Names Limiting the Use of Constraints in the Database Linking only Detail Activities Use Common Time Units for Duration (Stick to one; Days, Weeks, or Months) Meaningful Activity Descriptions Other Items of Interest6 7. The Schedulers Tool Kit Preformatted TemplatesTraining MaterialWeb Site LinksScheduleCheck ListsLinked ScheduleLibrariesHoused on a Website or Network DriveEVMS/MS Project Info Lessons Learned SW Bugs to Look Out For Virtual Community of Practice7 8. Taming the Schedule Beast The Schedulers Tool Kit Use of Schedule Templates Use of Codes to Manipulate and Display MS Project Data Common View, Filter, & Table Names Limiting the Use of Constraints in the Database Linking only Detail Activities Use Common Time Units for Duration (Stick to one; Days, Weeks, or Months) Meaningful Activity Descriptions Other Items of Interest8 9. Schedule TemplatesNo TemplatesWith TemplatesSet Up Calendars1-2HrsSet Up CalendarsSet Up Views1-2 Hrs Set Up ViewsSet Up Filters1-2 Hrs Set Up FiltersSet Up Tables 1-2 Hrs Set Up TablesFigure Out How Previous Figure Out How PreviousSchedule maintained Schedule maintainedSchedule Database 8-40 HrsSchedule DatabaseSet Project SettingsSet Project Settings