Based upon discussions with the team, you may decide that one of the following actions must be taken: Some follow-up actions drive additional updates to the schedule.The bottom-line is that if the schedule no longer reflects how work will be performed, you should likely make additional updates to the schedule.
It always amazes me that after project managers put so much time and effort into creating a baseline project schedule, they do not always put the same level of energy and discipline into maintaining it during the execution phase of the project.
It is extremely important during this phase of the project that the schedule reflects where you are at currently, as well as how the remaining work is planned to be completed.
Based upon completion of on-going schedule analysis, including follow-up research and discussion with team members, you will often identify adjustments that need to be made to one of the planning artifacts (schedule, issue / risk log, project management plan).
The following represent considerations when making common adjustments to the schedule: Resource assignments: Resource assignments may be proactive resource changes to avoid future problems, or reactive changes to respond to slippage in the project schedule.
A productive project manager will ensure that these update processes are linked to other project related activities, such as time reporting, team meetings, and status reporting.