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Project planning process - Flowchart

"Project planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and subsequently report progress within the project environment.
Initially, the project scope is defined and the appropriate methods for completing the project are determined. Following this step, the durations for the various tasks necessary to complete the work are listed and grouped into a work breakdown structure. Project planning is often used to organize different areas of a project, including project plans, work loads and the management of teams and individuals. The logical dependencies between tasks are defined using an activity network diagram that enables identification of the critical path. Float or slack time in the schedule can be calculated using project management software. Then the necessary resources can be estimated and costs for each activity can be allocated to each resource, giving the total project cost. At this stage, the project schedule may be optimized to achieve the appropriate balance between resource usage and project duration to comply with the project objectives. Once established and agreed, the project schedule becomes what is known as the baseline schedule. Progress will be measured against the baseline schedule throughout the life of the project. Analyzing progress compared to the baseline schedule is known as earned value management.
The inputs of the project planning phase include the project charter and the concept proposal. The outputs of the project planning phase include the project requirements, the project schedule, and the project management plan." [Project planning. Wikipedia]
The flow chart example "Project planning process" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Flowcharts solution from the area "What is a Diagram" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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How to Create Multple Projects Schedule on Windows

When considering project change requests, project manager can model their interaction by grouping or dividing into sub-projects. ConceptDraw PROJECT is simple project scheduling software, it allows grouping individual projects into a multiple project that can use a common resource pool and a synchronized task schedule. You can create a detailed schedule of your multiple project quickly and easy. ConceptDraw PROJECT also provide critical path scheduling software tools, the Multiproject Dashboard helps you plan multiple projects while providing you with overall view. Grouping Projects considers each project similarly to a phase, so it does not have its own independent tasks. Multiproject Dashboard enables planning and managing several projects simultaneously using the single resource pool for all projects. Read more

How to Create Multiple Projects Schedule on OS X

You can create a detailed schedule of your project quickly and easy with ConceptDraw PROJECT. It is easy to use the Multiproject Dashboard to plan multiple projects as if were a single one. Read more

How to Operate with Project Time Frames in ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT applies an advanced scheduling facilities to enable you arrange your project's tasks with existing human and material resources. Comprehension of project scheduling principle allows you to plan the project the best way to execute it. Sometimes user is wondering why the task is moved to a different time than he supposed. Or he may be confused when a task's tardiness provoke the unwanted shift of other tasks. This article describes how do changes to the Start/Finish dates, or the Duration of the task affect the project schedule, created in ConceptDraw PROJECT. Read more


The PERT Chart is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The PERT Chart shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path. ConceptDraw Office suite is a software for corrective actions planning. Read more

How to Shift Dates in ConceptDraw PROJECT

A way to shift all dates in a project a specified period, so you can use old project schedules as a template for new schedules Read more

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Internet solutions on ConceptDraw base. What may interest developers of Internet solutions. Read more

How to Identify Project Milestones

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How to Make a Project Tasks Mind Map from Brainstorm

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How to Edit a Project Task List

A list of a project tasks is core to any project plan. It is the basic part of a project schedule. The project task list should include all of the work associated with fulfilling the project on time. Having an entire and complete task list, the project manager will be able to estimate the costs and resources, necessary to implement the project. The project task list creation is a key piece of project management. The list of project tasks have include activities, should be performed, and the sequence in which tasks need to be completed. Read more
"Task management is the process of managing tasks through its life cycle. It involves planning, testing, tracking and reporting. Task management can help either individuals achieve goals, or groups of individuals collaborate and share knowledge for the accomplishment of collective goals. Tasks are also differentiated by complexity, from low to high.
Effective task management requires managing all aspects of a task, including its status, priority, time, human and financial resources assignments, recurrency, notifications and so on. These can be lumped together broadly into the basic activities of task management. ...
Task management may form part of project management and process management and can serve as the foundation for efficient workflow in an organisation. Project managers adhering to task-oriented management have a detailed and up-to-date project schedule, and are usually good at directing team members and moving the project forward. ...
Task life cycle.
The status of tasks can be described by the following states:
Failed." [Task management. Wikipedia]
The example "Project management task status dashboard" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Status Dashboard solution from the area "What is a Dashboard" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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Project — Working With Costs

ConceptDraw PROJECT delivers a rich set of built-in functionalities and optional product extensions that support your daily workflow in time-saving and creative ways. This video lesson will teach you how to work with costs in your project document. Read more

Activity Network (PERT) Chart

Activity Network and Project Evaluation and Review Technique, or PERT, charts are a way of documenting and analyzing the tasks in a project. This diagram is constructed as part of the process in creating a schedule of corrective actions. The Activity Network Chart (PERT) shows the logical connections and consequence of tasks to be performed. It displays the time period for problem solving and the implementation of all activities through the critical path. Read more

How to Create an Individual Resource Calendar

ConceptDraw PROJECT allows you to modify common working hour schedules individually for each employee. Read more

Gantt charts for planning and scheduling projects

ConceptDraw PROJECT is an excellent simple project scheduling software. It maintain classic project gantt charts and the line of professional reports on resources usage. It include handy critical path scheduling software tools and diagraming tools which helps prepare the presentation of project status. It include project tracking dashboard to keep project metrics upto date, also it have handy feature to export project management dashboard in excel file. Read more