Planning and Scheduling

  • Alberto De MarcoEmail author


This chapter focuses on planning and scheduling activities required before design and physical development are commenced. We first discuss the basics of structuring breakdowns of project activities (WBS and CBS). Second, principles applying to deterministic scheduling process are outlined. The standard scheduling documents are presented (overall master schedule, project schedule, detailed schedules), and the primary scheduling methods are shown: activity lists, Gantt charts, and network (CPM) schedules. In the process, the chapter introduces essential concepts, such as the critical path, and various types of floats. Finally, methods for resource-based and resource-constrained scheduling are discussed.


Critical Path Resource-constrained Scheduling Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM) Feeding Buffer Floor Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and Production EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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