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Program scheduling may be a centralized or distributed function. If it is centralized, the master scheduler may have sole responsibility as the program scheduler or lead a team of schedulers. If the scheduling function is distributed, the master scheduler may be responsible for orchestrating the maintenance of multiple schedules across the organization, performing such duties as:
Note that the title of Master Scheduler also applies to someone who performs planning activities within a Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system. To avoid confusion, organizations that use MRP systems will sometimes use the title of Program Master Scheduler or Integrated Master Scheduler to indicate someone performing the job described here.
Michael is President of Pinnacle Management Systems. Since joining the company in 2000, he has performed in a variety of consulting and management roles affecting transformative change within federal agencies and suppliers, IT organizations, Engineering & Construction, Aerospace, Finance, and other industries that desire to improve project and program performance. Michael is a Microsoft Certified Professional and certified Primavera trainer and consultant. He is also an AACE certified Earned Value Professional (EVP), and an APMG certified trainer for IPPM. He currently serves as the Dean of Scheduling for the College of Performance Management (CPM) and is an active participant with the NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) and the Civilian Agency Industry Working Group (CAIWG). As part of his contribution to the industry, he helped author the NDIA EVMS Scalability Guide.
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