Project scheduling provides a detailed plan that represents how and when the project will deliver the products, services, and results defined in the project scope and serves as a tool for communication, managing stakeholders’ expectations, and as a basis for performance reporting.
In the above sentence, is the word serves a verb or a noun?
And how can I understand the whole sentence? Project scheduling provides a detailed plan and serves (NOUN). Is it correct? or Project scheduling provides a detailed plan and serves as tool...(If it is VERB).