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Program Scheduling and Execution - The Art of Doing it Right the First Time

Robert P. Jackson, PE

The key to successful program management is the timely execution of each program task. In order to bring this about, a rigorous system for scheduling and tracking all ongoing program elements is needed. It is amazing how many times a manager will actually forget an item critical to completion. It is also interesting as to how many times management will decide, usually at the worst time, to interject a requirement that was not initially considered when the scope study was accomplished. I have been involved with programs in which outdated standards or addenda were used as the base line for testing to be accomplished. There is also a huge issue with patent infringement which must be addressed “day one” or real problems with schedule will be had. For these reasons, it is very nice to have a formalized written “backbone” or template from which to plan and schedule. A check list that allows for adding and deleting program elements relevant to the endeavor. That is exactly what we are presenting in this two ( 2 ) hour course. A check list that will serve as a planning tool and structure during the initial planning phase of the management process. It will also serve as a document used to capture the approval of upper management and a sign-off sheet during completion of each program task. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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