Overcoming schedule slippage

A project schedule, usually in Gantt chart form, shows what work is to be done when.  Schedule progress is a project key performance indicator (KPI).  It measures how our project is proceeding against its schedule (usually expressed as a percentage).  If ours is a time-driven project, then this is an important measure of project success.

Schedule Slippage = (Actual Project Duration – Planned Project Duration / Planned Project Duration) X 100
 

Plenty of things can derail a project schedule, including underestimated task durations, incorrect dependencies, departing team members and material shortages and delivery delays, but here are some practical techniques that can correct our project if it’s losing ground.

Anyone who has worked on project teams knows that many factors can move a project past its deadline. It’s not uncommon for some of the work to take longer than originally … Read More »



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