MANAGEMENT OF SCHEDULE
SASCO utilizes multiple resources in order to develop accurate project schedules. Prior to the commencement of the Project, the Project Manager defines and assigns duration to all tasks within the scope of SASCO's contract. The task duration is determined through the use of the project estimate that contains a breakdown of budgeted man-hours; equipment and materials. The estimate provides a detailed breakdown of task items that are used to create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) within the schedule. The WBS defines SASCO's entire scope of work for the Project and normally consists of several ties of the work breakdown. Once the WBS has been defined the activities are created in the Project Schedule. The duration of an activity is defined by the budgeted man-hours and size of the crew expected to perform the work. Once the activities and durations are assigned, SASCO resource levels the activities by assigning them to a crew. This process defines the relationship logic within the Project Schedule and helps to prioritize the work and identifies tasks that can be performed concurrent with other tasks and trades. Such task sequencing is the key to successful schedule control. The quality of this input guarantees excellent visibility of the project's activities, status, and expected results.
Identifying a project's CPM allows us to develop comprehensive plans and/or contingencies required to meet the project's critical path in advance. We can then assign the proper accountability for the appropriate work to be performed down to the lowest task level. Our proprietary computerized reporting systems automatically report deviations from the plan, alerting the team to any potential issues. By identifying the problem this way, appropriate action can be taken immediately to bring events back in line with the original critical path strategy.