PMP Certification: Project Schedule Management Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (based on PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition)


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Project Schedule Management Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs

by Project Management Process Group

1. Plan Schedule Management


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project charter
  2. Project management plan
    • Scope management plan
    • Development approach
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data analysis
  3. Meetings
  1. Schedule management plan

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.1, p. 179.

2. Define Activities


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    •  Scope baseline
  2. Enterprise environmental factors
  3. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Decomposition
  3. Rolling wave planning
  4. Meetings
  1. Activity list
  2. Activity attributes
  3. Milestone list
  4. Change requests
  5. Project management plan updates
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost baseline

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.2, p. 183.

3. Sequence Activities


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    • Scope baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Activity attributes
    • Activity list
    • Assumption log
    • Milestone list
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Precedence diagramming method
  2. Dependency determination and integration
  3. Leads and lags
  4. Project management information system
  1. Project schedule network diagrams
  2. Project documents updates
    • Activity attributes
    • Activity list
    • Assumption log
    • Milestone list

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.3, p. 187.

4. Estimate Activity Durations


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    • Scope baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Activity attributes
    • Activity list
    • Assumption log
    • Lessons learned register
    • Milestone list
    • Project team assignments
    • Resource breakdown structure
    • Resource calendars
    • Resource requirements
    • Risk register
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Analogous estimating
  3. Parametric estimating
  4. Three-point estimating
  5. Bottom-up estimating
  6. Data analysis
    • Alternatives analysis
    • Reserve analysis
  7. Decision making
  8. Meetings
  1. Duration estimates
  2. Basis of estimates
  3. Project documents updates
    • Activity attributes
    • Assumption log
    • Lessons learned register

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.4, p. 195.

5. Develop Schedule


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    • Scope baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Activity attributes
    • Activity list
    • Assumption log
    • Basis of estimates
    • Duration estimates
    • Lessons learned register
    • Milestone list
    • Project schedule network diagrams
    • Project team assignments
    • Resource calendars
    • Resource requirements
    • Risk register
  3. Agreements
  4. Enterprise environmental factors
  5. Organizational process assets
  1. Schedule network analysis
  2. Critical path method
  3. Resource optimization
  4. Data analysis
    • What-if scenario analysis
    • Simulation
  5. Leads and lags
  6. Schedule compression
  7. Project management information system
  8. Agile release planning
  1. Schedule baseline
  2. Project schedule
  3. Schedule data
  4. Project calendars
  5. Change requests
  6. Project management plan updates
    • Schedule management plan
    • Cost baseline
  7. Project documents updates
    • Activity attributes
    • Assumption log
    • Duration estimates
    • Lessons learned register
    • Resource requirements
    • Risk register

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.5, p. 205.

6. Control Schedule


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    • Schedule baseline
    • Scope baseline
    • Performance measurement baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Lessons learned register
    • Project calendars
    • Project schedule
    • Resource calendars
    • Schedule data
  3. Work performance data
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Data analysis
    • Earned value analysis
    • Iteration burndown chart
    • Performance reviews
    • Trend analysis
    • Variance analysis
    • What-if scenario analysis
  2. Critical path method
  3. Project management information system
  4. Resource optimization
  5. Leads and lags
  6. Schedule compression
  1. Work performance information
  2. Schedule forecasts
  3. Change requests
  4. Project management plan updates
    • Schedule management plan
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost baseline
    • Performance measurement baseline
  5. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Basis of estimates
    • Lessons learned register
    • Project schedule
    • Resource calendars
    • Risk register
    • Schedule data

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 6, section 6.6, p. 222.

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SOURCES: Project Management Institute (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). 6th ed. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute.

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