Project Time Management

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Executive Summary
A success or a failure of a project depends who is making the assessment. The primary objectives of the project owner and the project contractor must be considered. These objectives are the deliverables that the project owner expects and which the project manager is employed to achieve. The primary objectives for any project can be grouped under three headings: time, cost and quality.
The aim is to achieve success in all 3 aspects of the project. At times it is necessary to identify one of the three primary objectives as being of special importance
This paper looks at project time management in detail, the processes required to be performed in-order to ensure timely completion of a project. It also looks in depth at 3
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These processes interact closely with each other and with all other aspect and areas of managing a project. 1.3 Activity Definition
Activity definition involves identifying and documenting the specific activities that are required to be complete in order to produce the required deliverables. These deliverables should have previously been identified in the WBS (work breakdown structure), which would have been developed when establishing the project scope.
To help establish the activities that are required to be completed, the following inputs are required:
• work breakdown structure;
• scope statement;
• historical information;
• constraints assumptions; and
• expert judgement (PMBOK 2000, p.67).
These inputs are used within the following tools and techniques to determine the activity definitions:
• decomposition – involves subdividing project work packages into
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