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Project Schedule Baseline Top Ten Prerequisites

Baseline prerequisites:
1. The baseline schedule shall represent the most likely schedule

The baseline schedule is the most-likely schedule. It does not have built-in float, buffer duration, or/and dummy activities. It is neither optimistic nor pessimistic (tight or lax).

Reminder:

It has full complement of qualified resources, with no embedded risk or any built-in schedule contingency.

2. An official project BL Schedule shall be a result of Interactive Planning

All baselines set from Gate 2 onward shall be the result of an interactive planning session.

3. Schedule scope shall equal plan scope

The plan scope shall be the same scope reflected in the baseline schedule that follows. Planned scope and the scheduled scope must be in alignment. A schedule cannot have more than the scope in the plan. Otherwise, the project faces a problem (Frago, Schedule Baseline Dilemma Part 1, 2015).

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SCAFFOLDING HOURS: What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 2

In the first article on “SCAFFOLDING HOURS, What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 1”, we looked at scaffolding hours as direct hours. We observed a project progress plan that considers all scaffolding work as direct hours, thus adding 31,518 … Continue reading

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SCAFFOLDING HOURS: What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 1

Since scaffolding can easily account for a substantial 5% to 15% or more of construction hours, it is a very significant value in terms of progress. Once it becomes a part of the progressing process, and the resources quantity uploaded … Continue reading

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