Posted Date:January 9, 2015 2:11 AMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:12345Grant,I think the fall back project schedule shortening method is overtime. In my past work experience, this is always a clear indication that the project is behind schedule. Everyone will be asked to stay late and work weekends because "all of a sudden" it becomes clear that the project will not be delivered to the client on time. Of course, this adds to costs in general and a premium for overtime pay. Also, productivity is reduced when staff is needed to work over and extended period of time, meaning quality of the work may suffer.Reference:
Mohan, S.,P.S.P.E.V.P. (2008). Schedule acceleration - what, why and how? AACE International Transactions, , PS131-PS135. Retrieved from ?url=(Post is Read)Thread:Week 5 Question 6Post:RE: Week 5 Question 6Author: Veryl White Posted Date:January 8, 2015 11:12 AMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:12345Grant,I like your selection of using "Crashing" and "Fast Tracking" to shorten the project schedule. I like to use "Critical Chain Scheduling" in conjunction with "Resource Leveling" if possible to
produce changes in the projects scheduling. The problem with these is that in order for these two techniques to be used successfully is that you need to evaluate your project and maximize your resources where there is a high degree of parallel work efforts that can utilize the same resources. Resource leveling can be used to capitalize on the float time in your project and allow you to take advantage of under-utilized resources until their critical path task come to play in the schedule.By taking advantage of under utilized project resources you may be able to make improvements in task completion. The identification of over extended resources can provide you with the time to adjust schedules in time to eliminate project resource bottlenecks.Veryl(Post is Read)Thread:Week 5 Question 6Post:RE: Week 5 Question 6Author: Ruth Cook Instructor Manager Posted Date:January 7, 2015 7:33 AMEdited Date:January 7, 2015 7:33 AMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:12345
You have made some very good points here. One thing I always make sure to do is that no matter which path I take to shorten the schedule, I always then document the increased risk in the issue and risk log. People need to be aware of the increased risk and determine if it is palatable to them or not.(Post is Read)Thread:Week 5 Question 6Post:Week 5 Question 6Author:Access the profile card for user: Grant Walbridge Grant Walbridge Posted Date:January 5, 2015 8:54 PMStatus:PublishedOverall Rating:12345Discuss various methods for shortening project schedules. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Scheduling troubles are often the cause of project failures. A project manager has to be aware of all the tasks operating within the project and aware of their expected completion date versus their actual completion date.
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