Schedule Checker: The new “spell checker” tool for calculating an accurate critical path
Schedule Checker, an add-in to Microsoft Project 2010 from Steelray Software, helps in the same way that a spell checker helps. Like a spell checker, Schedule Checker searches for mistakes much faster than they could be found by searching manually. The issues are highlighted inside of Microsoft Project, in much the same way a spellchecker will highlight spelling errors in your document. In the same way a spell checker suggests corrections, Schedule Checker will explain the issues and suggest steps on how to correct the problem.
What are examples of the issues that can cause an inaccurate critical path? Schedule Checker searches for 22 of them, including:
- Planned dates in the past
- Missing sequencing
- Tasks with constraints
- Manually scheduled tasks
For the same reason you would use a spell checker, Schedule Checker will result in a higher quality schedule by allowing Microsoft Project 2010 to serve its main purpose: calculating an accurate critical path.