Scheduling Best Practice

By |2019-11-05T05:45:08+00:00October 28th, 2019|Blog|

Monitor and Remedy Dangling Activities While it is generally considered a best practice to insure that a project CPM schedule has only one start activity (an activity with no predecessors) and one end activity (an activity with no successors) with no other open activities, project schedules are often not evaluated for dangling activities. Dangling activities

Plotted Planned & Actual Duration Sum As Powerful Forensics Indicators

By |2019-11-05T05:42:10+00:00October 28th, 2019|Blog|

The entire set of activities in a project schedule is presumed to capture the entire contract work scope. The duration sum is an aggregated metric of the total number of work-days required to complete the entire contract scope of work. I cannot emphasize enough that each of the numbers from a single schedule by itself

Why Projects Fail

By |2019-11-05T05:46:14+00:00October 27th, 2019|Blog|

Most projects fail. If the definition of a project’s success is completing a reasonable product within the planned time and within the contemplated budget, then most projects fail. Even though this observation is meant for construction projects, it is equally as applicable to defense, oil and gas, and other sectors. To be sure, there are

Schedule Analysis

By |2019-11-05T05:50:33+00:00October 26th, 2019|Blog|

The Case For Edge Activities For a variety of reasons, it is often the case that only a subset of the schedule activities is analyzed. Sometimes a specific operation is under scrutiny, other times a specific subcontractor’s tasks are examined, or a fragnet of a specific collection of activities is analyzed. Additionally, schedules with several

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