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Troubleshooting time and schedule problems
Troubleshooting time and schedule
Schedule variance will almost certainly appear in any lengthy project. Maintaining control
over the schedule requires that the project manager know when variance has occurred and
to what extent, and then take timely corrective action to stay on track. To help you identify
when variance has occurred, the new children’s book plan includes the following:
▪ A deadline date applied to a time-sensitive task
▪ A project baseline against which you can compare actual performance
The deadline date and project baseline will help you troubleshoot time and schedule
problems in Project.
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, the new children’s book plan has encountered enough
schedule variance that corrective actions are required.
In this exercise, you address a missed deadline and shorten the durations of some tasks on
the critical path .
SET UP You need the Back on Track_Start file located in your Chapter16 practice file
folder to complete this exercise. Open the Back on Track_Start file, and save it as Back on
To begin troubleshooting the time and schedule issues, you’ll get a top-level view of
the degree of schedule variance in the plan to date.
On the Project tab, in the Properties group, click Project Information .
The Project Information dialog box appears.
Click Statistics .