5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

There are many common reasons schedules fall apart. Below are some common scheduling mistakes and ways to avoid them. One common scheduling mistake is not having enough milestones or scheduling the milestones too far apart. This leads to confusion and disarray between milestones. Another scheduling mistake is not considering the resources needed to accomplish what is on the schedule. Other mistakes include not scheduling as a team, and not updating the schedule to reflect ongoing changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • You must take resource availability into account when planning your upcoming tasks. This is the single biggest cause of unforeseen delays in my experience.
  • If you don’t keep your schedule current you can’t react to new things – like the implications of someone suddenly going off sick. Your dates aren’t a reflection on reality.
  • If you don’t involve your team in the planning, your schedule is basically fiction. No one is committed to anything. No one will trust any of your dates and you’ll have trouble delivering against it.

“You must take resource availability into account when planning your upcoming tasks. This is the single biggest cause of unforeseen delays in my experience.”

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