Project Schedule

Building your project schedule

Before starting to create your official digital workplace strategy and plan, your teams must align expectations, review project deliverables, and determine team members' specific roles and responsibilities. Bringing it all together, your team and our Igloo experts will solidify a project schedule.

Creating a project schedule

Your project schedule describes deliverables, deadlines, and resources that are assigned to complete each task including:

  • Project deliverables
  • Tasks required to complete the deliverables
  • Dependencies between tasks
  • Resources required to complete each task
  • Task durations and project deadline
  • Planned time for each resource

The project schedule helps our project managers efficiently communicate and collaborate with both teams during the entire process. It also ensures that the project stays on track, helping project managers monitor every aspect, tracking the overall progress of the project. If any delays or changes occur, the project manager will be able to react accordingly without it impacting the project's delivery. Team members will also have a better understanding of what is expected of them.

Understanding your timeline

The timeline to implement your digital workplace varies based on the implementation package purchased (e.g. Jumpstart or Kickstart) and outlined in your sales agreement. If the delivery estimate is more than 16 weeks, Igloo recommends breaking the implementation into phases to help your team manage the project more effectively. 

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Playbook Tip: Beware of the top 10 causes for delays

Watch out for these common causes of project delays:
  1. Scope creep
  2. Lack of preparation
  3. Resource availability
  4. Delays in approvals along the way
  5. Third-party migrations
  6. Content curation
  7. Competing projects
  8. Unexpected change requests
  9. Statements of work (e.g. custom development)
  10. Final review and sign-off

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