Posted on January 25, 2010 by


The activities that Project Managers arrange in their project schedules have various durations, of course. If activities have durations of less than a day, the scheduling of them is called micro-scheduling. Some distinct activities may be small and simply take less than a day. If a project is exceptionally short, say several weeks, one may expect that some activities will be broken down into durations of less than one day. In once instance I had a long-term project but the deadline was critical, so towards the end I broke activities down into less than one day of duration and had multiple status updates per day so that if something got even a few hours behind I had the opportunity to make a correction while it was still possible to get the project back on track.