7| How to fail in a Construction project
Failure Blueprint (Story no.7) — Project schedule
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1| How to fail in a construction project
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3| How to fail in a construction project
4| How to fail in a construction project
5| How to fail in a construction project
6| How to fail in a Construction project
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8- Project schedule
If you didn’t plan for success, you plan to fail
The above statement usually used in between project team but it miss something, “If you didn’t correctly plan to success, You plan to fail” many projects has a well presented schedule hanged on the wall and used in the monitor but it is not related to the site or what was supposed to be done based on site, eventually the schedule in most of the project is out of sequence, not related to the site activities, no one can use it to get a realistic dates.
Specially when you plan to divide the work packages between many contractors, it is not an option to create a master schedule and act as a main contractor, it is a mandatory to have in order to achieve the planned success.
There are too many parameters to be checked when you receive or create a schedule but the most important item the “WBS” need to be realistic no matter how many levels or activity you may have, if there are resources need to be ordered in daily basis it shall be mentioned on the site schedule,
Schedule levels were created for management levels different requirements, So the schedule shall help the supervisor distribute the daily works and help the management to understand the progress on site and the project.