Project time management refers to a component of overall project management in which a timeline is analyzed and developed for the completion of a project or deliverable. Project time management consists of six different components or steps.
- Activity Definition– Identifying and scheduling different components of the project management sequence that are required for completion of project deliverables.
- Activity Sequencing– The process of project time management that defines the order in which deliverables must be completed.
- Activity Resource Estimating– Indentifying and defining the types and quantities of resources and materials required to complete a deliverable.
- Activity Duration Estimating– Identifying and estimating the timeline for completion of durables.
- Schedule Development- the analysis of the order of activities, timelines, resources, and schedule barriers to develop a project schedule.
- Schedule Control– Project management intervention to mitigate changes to the product schedule
The project time management process is dynamic and may require input from several different teams each with individual project time management process in order to integrate the various interdependent component parts of the project to achieve the project deliverable(s). The processes are recurrent within each work package of the project and occur at least once within the project as a whole. This process is called the Develop Project Management Plan process. The output from this integrated team effort is called the schedule management plan and is a subset of the overall project management plan.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.