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(PS-2056) Methods for Measuring Percentage Progress: Which One to Choose

Primary Author: Mr Devdas K Tamboli CCP PSP
Co-Author(s): Mr Manoj Joshi

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Abstract: Percentage progress is a key performance indicator in monitoring and reporting of construction projects, at the same time it is a contentious subject. Different measurement methods such as weighted factor, cost performance, man hours and other are used by different organizations on different projects.

Each method has its own challenges, benefits and limitations associated with it. The selection of most suitable one often depends upon the project environment, availability of skilled staff and project stakeholders’ requirements. This paper will discuss various contemporary percentage progress reporting methods and their suitability and limitations with respect to different project environments. Simultaneously, the paper will also address the implementation of progress percentage reporting within progress monitoring software (Oracle® Primavera P6™), identifying the types of reporting fields available and the appropriate settings and usage.