Whether you are planning a wedding or planning to tear apart your house, a good schedule will help you stay on task and ensure that materials arrive as you need them.
Here is a sample schedule for a medium sized kitchen remodel that was developed using Microsoft Project, but you could just as easily use a calendar. The key is to build the build the entire event in your head before you do any of the real work. Break out each task and take your best guess at how long you need to complete it. Ask each person and supplier along the way how much time they'll need for their portion of the job.
Construction should be sequenced in such a way that you are not being held up by any one item with a long lead time. The items with the longest lead times are cabinets (12+ weeks) and windows (6-8+ weeks). Because you'll need to know what appliances you're using in order to purchase your cabinets, focus on appliances, cabinets, and windows to start.
The more items you can select and order ahead of time, the happier you'll be. Prevent decision fatigue! Use your schedule to prioritize the decisions you have to make to keep stress levels low and have some fun with your new kitchen!