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Unformatted text preview: The slow start and learning curve The ramping up of on-site activities towards the middle of the project The culmination of reducing resources as a project is completed Schedules which follow the above trend will have a distribution of costs which resemble a bell curve. The x-axis ID’s the timing of the project while the Y-axis ID’s the dollars spent If we take the information presented in the bell curve and plot-out the cumulative projections over the same duration; an s-curve is created During the course of the project cumulative billings which fall below the s-curve identify a project which is not spending enough money to stay on schedule. A variation of the s-curve is the banana curve which in addition to the information presented in the s-curve also plots the late timing for the same cumulative information. The appearance of the two curves resembles a banana....
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- Winter '08
- Bell Curve, construction projects, project cumulative billings, material/ equipment/ subcontractors