About Deb Schaffer

Deb Schaffer, PMP is a project manager, instructor, and blogger. She’s managed software development, IT infrastructure, web development and training development projects for companies such as J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems. She spent 3 years as the OnePager contact and trainer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. She resides in the Denver area, helping companies manage training and marketing projects, writing newsletters and blog posts, and mentoring staff. When the weather is nice, find her out on the golf course playing and making notes to update her book, Play Golf, Colorado! Contact Deb on LinkedIn at DebSchafferPMP and at her blog, Proprojectmanager.com.

The revealing truth about the plan and schedule

Special Guest Article from Deb Schaffer at ProProject Manager

Project managers have many different roles: scheduler, budget analyst, occasional relationship coach. Educator is one role that is often unexpected. Often we are asked, “Aren’t the project plan and the schedule the same thing?”

Let’s eliminate the confusion about this. Your friends don’t think that the directions to your house are the actual house, right? Here’s some clarification.

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