Schedule Development

Activity Sequencing

Step 2: Activity Sequencing involves the accurate identification of constraints/relationships among activities and establishing the order in which the activities will be accomplished. There are several inputs to this step: [1]

  • The activity list developed in the Activity Definition step,
  • The product description and characteristics,
  • Mandatory constraints/dependencies, such as the fact that a prototype must be fabricated before it can be tested,
  • Discretionary constraints/dependencies developed by the program management team based on “best practices” or specific sequences desired by management,
  • External dependencies, such as availability of test sites, and
  • Other constraints and assumptions.

Schedule Preparation

A number of tools and techniques are useful in developing the logic diagrams that reflect the desired activity sequencing. They include various network scheduling techniques that can be used to include: [1]

There are a number of scheduling software programs available that develop activity sequencing. A few of the popular ones are:

Schedule Development Steps
Step 1: Activity Definition
Step 2: Activity Sequencing
Step 3: Activity Duration Estimation
Step 4: Schedule Development
Step 5: Schedule Control


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Updated: 3/04/2021

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