I am attending the training of CCP preparation course with several tasks to be completed with tight schedule. In order to be able to finish the task on time, I would like to have my own schedule baseline as my guideline to be followed.
DEVELOPMENT OF FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVES
There are some software’s available for scheduling that can be used. In this blog, writer is choosing Primavera Project Management P6 V.7. By using this software we would be able to see the breakdown of the work, duration, and relationships of each activity that can be followed.
DEVELOPMENT OF OUTCOMES FOR EACH ALTERNATIVE
Each of the activities represents duration of each task and the relationships. Based on this, we can find the critical path, zero float, of the activities and we can focus on this critical activities to ensure that the course can be completed on time.
SELECTION OF CRITERIA
Having put all the activities and the relationships to Primavera, It shows that the training preparation start on August 26 and project to be completed on February 14, 2014.
Figure 1. CPM activities breakdown and the CPM schedule
ANALYSIS FOR THE ALTERNATIVES
Base on the baseline schedule developed, it shows that the critical activities, zero float, are following:
Project: CCP Activity: A1010 Deliverable A – Team Agreement
Project: CCP Activity: A1020 Deliverable B – Workshop of Scheduling
Project: CCP Activity: A1030 Deliverable C – Cost Estimating Workshops
Project: CCP Activity: A1040 Deliverable D – Earn Value Workshops
Project: CCP Activity: A1140 Final Exam Review
Project: CCP Activity: A1160 Deliverables for CCP Exams
Project: CCP Activity: A1170 SIM1-Project Planning & Control
Project: CCP Activity: A1190 SIM3-Blog Writing
Project: CCP Activity: A1260 Complete Deliverables for CCP exam
SELECTION ON THE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES
Having developed the schedule baseline, it shows the critical activities that potentially will become stopper. They are activities number A1010, A1020, A1030, A1040, A1140, A1160, A1170, A1190, and A1260.
PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND POST EVALUATION RESULT
Once the training is started and the schedule baseline completely developed, the next step is to update the actual status of each time period. The major concern will be on the critical activities as explained above.
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United States Government Accountability Office.(2012).GAO Schedule Assessment Guide. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Giammalvo, P.D. (2013). AACE Certification Preparation Course-3rd day module. (pp 55). Jakarta.