Basis of Schedule Estimates Template


This one-page Basis of Schedule Estimates template is designed to estimate one schedule activity, including each of its’ tasks. Replicate it to fit the size of your project. It supports project schedule management.

The Basis of Schedule Estimates is a project document. Its’ purpose is to document how duration is estimated for schedule activities. For each task, our template captures the estimating technique, supporting data, and the hours required to complete the task. Task estimates are then totaled to find the total estimated activity duration.

This template is developed to support a wide range of project types and sizes. Specifically, it:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides for assigning identification numbers and descriptions for each activity;
  • prompts the Project Manager to record information by task; (E.g., it provides sections to include task IDs, task titles, task descriptions, hours to complete, the estimating technique used, and the supporting data relied upon for arriving at the duration estimate) and
  • provides for totaling the estimated task durations to calculate the estimated duration of the activity.

Who Creates the Basis of Schedule Estimates?

 Typically, the Project Manager creates the Basis of Schedule Estimates. To do so, he or she accounts for the input of various project team members, other stakeholders, and the project sponsor.

What Are the Inputs?

There are numerous inputs to developing the Basis of Schedule Estimates, including the work breakdown structure, experience and expertise of those who will perform the work activities, resource management plan, and more.

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