Part 88: Rolling Wave Planning
(Project Schedule Management: Define Activities)

  • Rolling Wave Planning is an iterative planning technique
  • Work that is near term is planned in detail, and future work is planned at a high level
  • Planning is done in waves
    • Each time the schedule progresses, we receive another “wave” of high-level future work, which we plan in greater detail
    • The closer we are to starting the work, the more detailed its plans are