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This excerpt discusses the four types of baselines that are essential to creating a good project schedule.

We have developed a complete WBS that we feel truly defines the scope of the project, and it is well organized. We have reviewed some available resources, including some outside sources; however we must first build a schedule baseline. How do you get started? What methods help in scheduling? Is there the same kind of team process involved as in building the WBS?

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We have developed a complete WBS that we feel truly defines the scope of the project, and it is well organized. We have reviewed some available resources, including some outside sources; however we must first build a schedule baseline.

How do you get started? What methods help in scheduling?

Dividing the project into work packages makes it easier to prepare project schedules and cost estimates, and to assign management and task responsibilities. The use of a WBS is also ...

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This entry lays the ground work for project managers that are just beginning to create their project schedules. It also explains how essential the work breakdown structure is in this process and where baselines fit within the scope of things.

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