Other related sections of the PMKI:
From a practical perspective, to plan a successful project you need to answer 3 questions:
If the answers to the above don’t ‘fit’ requirements or expectations one of the parameters has to be changed. Once you are comfortable, then depending on methodologies used, you can start scheduling the work and allocating it to people/suppliers/organizations to do.
Art: Philosophies & Principles Used to shape planning approaches. Any output from a planning process is an expression of the fundamental principles and philosophies (ie, approaches) applied by the planners to develop their plan. This article outlines some of the approaches that can be used in combination, or isolation to develop a project plan.
WP: Project Planning. Planning is focused on optimizing the sequencing of the work and the methods to be used as a precursor to scheduling which focuses on how the method will be implemented.
Art: Scheduling For Effect. Three simple things anyone can do to make their project schedules more effective.
DP: Schedule Levels provides a guide the 5 levels of schedule typically used on major projects from the 'Master Schedule' to the 'Detailed Short Term Schedule', adapted from Bechtel & Fluor standards. Open the paper.
Access the Guild of Project Controls Body of Knowledge. A suite of process-based documents which define Project Controls (membership required): http://www.planningplanet.com/guild/GPCCAR-modules