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(PS-858) Aerospace versus Construction Scheduling: Different Yet Similar Approaches and Goals

Primary Author: Mr Thomas W Barnhart PSP Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Co-author(s): Ms Carmelita Thorndike PSP Scheduling Consultants; Ms Julie K Owen CCC PSP Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: Some industries have a distinctly different approach for schedule development, management, maintenance and overall planning processes. While all industries have a common goal of an on-time, under cost, and properly functioning end product, different industries get to their end goal in their own unique ways. This paper will specifically review how the aerospace industry and the construction industry address the common planning and scheduling issues that all projects face. We'll compare and contrast these two industries practices, including benefits and drawbacks, in the areas of:
  • Proposal development
  • Schedule architecture
  • Planning processes and procedures
  • Schedule contingency
  • Change management
  • Subcontract integration
  • Resource and cost management
  • Schedule management
  • Risk approaches
  • Customer relations