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How do you ensure that your project is on schedule to meet the deadline

you are more more likely to meet your project deadlines if your team agrees upfront that things will definitely change from  when the deadline was cast and when the deadline date arrives. The team will encounter issues and conflicts that were not foreseen at the projects inception. Therefore the team needs to expect the unexpected throughout the project.

Understanding that, the team should be doing Risk analysis and assessment throughout the projects life cycle.

For effective delivery of project goal on time and budget, we need to ensure that resources required for project are enough are not. Gathering all the requirements and prioritizing each requirement is necessary

Define activities list out the major and minor activities to be conducted while delivering the project is an essential part of schedule management in a project.

Sequence activities after identified of required activities ,all the activities should be organized sequentially and its duration must be fixed by using a Gantt Chart and tracked accordingly

Estimation of projects since resources are the ones that make the project successful their productivity determines the timely delivery of the projects, time duration estimates gives approximation of time duration required for activity or how much time a project is going to take.


At the earlier stage we need to do a SWOT Analysis (strengths, Weakness , opportunities and Threats) for the identification of scope , feasibilities and impediments this analysis help the project will be completed within the time and budget.

Stakeholder Analysis for the identification of SME (Subject matter Expert) for better clarifications on requirements by using RACI .Then we will do the requirement gathering by using elicitation technique , later we prepare business requirement documents ,functional and non functional requirement documents. User story ,Use cases with flow chart for a better understanding of the requirements to the technical team.

Then we will prioritize the requirements based on their importance by using the MOSCOW technique.

Must Have -Mandatory for the development

Should Have – Important and add significant value to the development

Could Have – Nice to have ,if left it has a small impact

Would Have – We can skip for this time being

We do product grooming for backlogs

Product Grooming also known as backlog refinement it is recurring meeting where backlog items

Product backlogs are categorized into the given project time frame these are developed in sprints

In scope Functionalities/features that are being developed

Out of scope – Functionalities /features that are mentioned additionally which are not going to be developed or not covered or not related to.

Scope creep – which cannot be completed in the given time and budget

Sprint :its a time bound event it is a metric used for software development

Test Case – For each user story a document given by the QA team after the completion of testing will be cross checked with RTM

RTM – Captures all requirements proposed by the client The main purpose of RTM is to validate that all requirements are checked via test cases so that no functionality is missed during software testing

For the project success have a clear picture of what the end of your projects look like with your client .Break the project down into meaningful phases as milestone … with your client make sure the team knows what the end  stated looks like and what the milestone look like..then follow the process mentioned above.



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