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(PS-947) Schedule Change Management - Every Project Needs It

Primary Author: Mr Faik Burak Evrenosoglu PE CCE PSP

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

Abstract: All efforts spent developing a baseline schedule can be wasted unless progress is monitored and changes to work are reflected in periodic schedule updates. A periodic schedule update consists of two distinct processes, first updating for achieved progress and second incorporating changes to work and their impact to critical and near critical paths. Changes must be evaluated separately and consistently to allow project stakeholders the opportunity to mitigate impacts of change. Failure to implement change management as a separate process often reduces the effectiveness of the schedule as a real-time management tool.

This paper focuses on schedule change management practices that can be efficiently applied to any project whether a 10 million design-bid-build or a multi-billion dollar public private partnership. Various tools and techniques for measuring the impacts of change to critical and near critical paths will be introduced.