Planning and scheduling are two of the most critical elements for project success. We consider the project planning much more than simply following well-established procedures. Proper planning determines the direction, goals, scope, quality and ultimately the outcomes for any given project.

The purpose of Project Planning is to establish an acceptable plan to execute a project in an effective manner through the review of project scope and objectives. 1 considers the purpose of Project Scheduling is to:

Define activities, durations, and relationship logic to implement the project plan, monitor, update and communicate the schedule to reflect current status and the impact of project changes.
The planning and scheduling professional provides the project management team with the expertise to deliver the project in the most effective manner.