Schedule Control is a continuous procedure of controlling a schedule through determining current status of scheduled activities and evaluating influencing factor causing changes to the schedule content. This procedure is a component of the change management process that aims to identify, measure, and manage any changes made to an activity or document. The procedure focuses on creating and maintaining an environment in which scheduled activities are smoothly performed.
As a procedure, schedule control can be carried out in several steps, such as:
- Analysis. A schedule is analyzed against present activity time-frames to determine which activities may need corrective actions.
- Correction. If in the schedule there are some activities requiring correction, then a decision on specific corrective actions should be made.
- Revision. Once corrective actions are developed and approved, the next step is to revise the schedule to ensure that corrective actions are incorporated into scheduled activities.
- Re-evaluation. Finally, the schedule is reviewed and re-evaluated to ensure that necessary corrections are made to scheduled activities so the schedule remains effective.