The goal is to research the history of the property and adjacent properties, as well as current operations to identify possible environmental liabilities associated with the site. While no recognized environmental conditions were identified, findings included fuel storage tanks, well casings, asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and flooding with extensive mold contamination. The facility owner is responsible for reviewing and updating these plans every 5 years.
I have participated on over 30 scheduling project and performed more than 20 delay analyses. From the start, I have been looking for generalized techniques for reviewing schedule updates.
When that list became longer than I could or would do manually, I began to automate the process. The software package Update Checker in the Schedule Analyzer suite of programs is the culmination of this effort. This paper will tell the secrets of the design and algorithms behind this software in hopes that you can take some or all of the ideas back to use in your work.
To start at the beginning, a good schedule update submittal should contain a Narrative and the schedule files. The only paper you need is the submittal cover letter and the narrative. A Narrative is as important as the schedule itself, especially to the Contractor.
It is the place where you state what you were trying to do with the schedule. In case you performed a poor schedule update and hurt your chances for documenting your delay claims later, a good narrative that says what you were trying to show may save your professional life.
The schedule update narrative gives the Contractor the chance to state what happened on the project in his or her own words first, before the Owner gets their say. This fact alone makes a schedule update narrative imperative for the Contractor.
Narratives are important to the owner as well. They warn the reviewer of missing data, upcoming changes, documented delays, and other facts that may be hidden in the schedule.
They help with the new nomenclature that the Contractor may be using that would otherwise baffle the reviewer.
In some cases, the narrative is the first warning and notification that the Owner will get of potential delays to the project. Always read the narrative carefully before beginning the other parts of your review.
It is an important part of the submittal. Next, save a tree and dispense with the requirement for paper. Paper reports done in several different sort and groupings.
For that matter, it is a simple process to display the report on the screen, change anything desired, and then print the report.
Are you really going to spot a change in the lag of a relationship from a paper report? Take a copy of the schedule files on disk and create your own reports and graphics.
It is the only way you are ever going to be sure that you have the correct information.Ron Winter Consulting offers concrete tips on reviewing a schedule update. These tips are based upon the algoriths used by Schedule Analyzer Professional, software used by the experts to review and analyze CPM schedules.
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