Why is it that soon after the project kicks off, things seem to drift off plan and the project schedule needs to be replaced and re-baselined?
The answer lies in aligning the schedule to best practice. This practical guide covers a method of analysing a project schedule in terms of generally accepted scheduling principles (GASP). The resulting analysis can be used to monitor existing project schedules and detect problems early, or in a tender situation to guide the contractor on the owners requirement in terms of schedule quality. The analysis measures a schedule in terms of the eight essential principles developed by the Defence Contract Management Agency. The analysis results in a graphical representation of the schedule quality during the planning and execution stages of any project.
Here’s what you will learn:
- What are the generally accepted scheduling principles?
- The 14 assessment points
- How to analyse a project schedule for alignment to GASP
- How to track a project schedule to detect trends early enough to take proactive measures
- How an owner can use GASP to improve the quality of the plans of sub-contractors during the tender process and during the project itself.
This Guide is now available to all members and you can access your e-learning from the OTC Toolkits Membership site. (Log-in required).
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– The OTC Toolkits Team