Sunday, April 23, 2006

[muse] Project schedule

Ian asked me a great question today: "If you don't use MS Project, do you just keep the project schedule in your head?"

This led me to realize the rule that I have come to use with project schedule:

>>> For a project schedule to be effective, it must be in every project member's head.

To put the project schedule in everyone's head, the project leader must:

- Repeatedly communicate the project schedule to make sure it is (still) in everyone's head

- Keep the project schedule simple enough to fit inside the project members heads