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Guidelines for Team Scheduling and Management

Description: The purpose of this document is to present an effective method by which the scheduling and coordination of the activities of interdisciplinary teams can be carried out. A number of more traditional techniques of project control have not met the unique requirements of scheduling and managing the activities of an interdisciplinary team since the basic logic of task ordering is time sequentiality. Quite a number of the activities of an interdisciplinary team can be carried on simultaneously or at any given time within the projects' period. The system developed within this document uses the principle of "nested" descriptions of program activities and then proceeds to develop operational procedures. The role of the individual team members as well as the overall project development is described.

  • Date Published: October, 1975
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 25.5
  • Last Modified: July 5, 2007
  • Authors: Roger Jacobson, Roger Parker.
  • Originators: Community Development Services, Inc., Washington (State). Dept. of Highways.
  • # of Pages: 38 p., 985 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Coordination, Critical path method, Design, Design teams, Group dynamics, Guidelines, Highway planning, Industrial engineering, Interorganizational relations, Management, Multidisciplinary teams, Operations, Organization, PERT, Project management, Sequencing, Scheduing, Teams, Time.
  • Keywords: Design team scheduling and management, critical path method, program evaluation review technique, team program logic, time nesting, task description and responsibility.
  • Related Publications: Social Factors in Transportation Planning: Executive Summary, (WA-RD 25.0).
    Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Community Involvement Programs, (WA-RD 25.1).
    Guidelines for the Identification and Measurement of Social Factors in Transportation Planning, (WA-RD 25.2).
    Guidelines for Conducting Surveys Concerning Transportation, (WA-RD 25.3).
    Guidelines for the Operation of Interdisciplinary Teams, (WA-RD 25.4).
    Guidelines for Identification and Analysis of Social Factors in Transportation Planning, (WA-RD 25.6).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008