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(PS-1595) AACE International Recommended Practice 78R-13, Baseline Schedule Review - As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

Primary Author: Mr. Ronald M. Winter PSP

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: Building and reaching agreement on the initial Baseline Schedule is a monumental process that sometimes seems to be bigger than the project itself. Reaching agreement to use a particular schedule is often difficult, frequently requiring negotiation and perseverance. The successful completion of this process is the hallmark of a good scheduler using the correct process.

A lack of timely agreement on the acceptance of a Baseline Schedule can result in confusion, disagreements, loss of productivity, extra work, and unresolvable issues that will lead to legal claims afterward. Failure to reach timely agreement on the acceptance of the Baseline Schedule is a clear sign the project is in danger of failure.

This paper presents an overview of the AACE International Recommended Practice 78R-13, "Baseline Schedule Review - As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction", outlining proper methods to create and approve Baseline Schedules.