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Old 12-21-2005, 11:17 AM
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Hello Dear Colleagues,

I would like to hear others ideas/opinion about these:

I'm in a project consorted by different companies which had different programmes, this programmes were integrated into one master programme..
this was then used as our baseline and updating it from time to time, now due to some circumstances and events in the project we have to submit a revised one as of X data date at xx.xx % but in this programme there was a deletion and addition of activies made by the consortium partners, due to these changes the progress has also been affected...

My question is would it be acceptable to show the client these new %progress or should the %progress be maintained as it was that same data date...?? my view is that it should be the same as it was since it has been reported and accepted before.... other views please???

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Old 12-21-2005, 12:15 PM
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My view is that a schedule/progress report should reflect reality. If the scope has changed, it will impact the schedule/progress.

Was the scope change reviewed/accepted? If so, the schedule/progress should be updated/adjusted accordingly. If not, you had better raise a flag for management to work out with the consortium partners.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:11 PM
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To error on the side of reality has always worked, I've found.

If your question is 'to show the client...' the truth of the matter, then I don't see any question. With new information, and "new progress" EFFECTING THE PROGRESS, making this available is important.

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Hello Colleagues,

Got your point(s) and thanks a lot for your views... I don't want to close myself in a single view which I've stated in my earlier post however the project has been politically influenced and so changing the progress could certainly mean a lot of questions from the client...
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:40 AM
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We have simillar case in one of company's projects. The Client usually asks for a backward revision to the % Complete whenever the scope of work is subjected to a change
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I agree with Matt here -- I always start important project review meetings with a couple of transparencies that show the original planning and the current one + percentage of activities accomplished.

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Hi

Hello,

I think that as there is a modification (Deletion/Addition) to your Baseline Programme, Contractually now you are supposed to submitt the REVISED BASELINE PROGRAMME to Client for their approval.
Then you should overwrite the COMPLETED ACTIVITIES in to the Approved Revised Baseline Programme and schedule the programme and calculate the Progress %. It may not be same as previous, depends on QUANTUM (+ or 0 or -) of modifications.
You should separately report the modification quantum (In terms of progress measurement parameter) to Client with Revised Programme submission (for approval).
Any Client will agree with the % showed by the programme approved by him.
According to me, this should be the way to deal with.

Your comments or suggestions will delight me.

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Old 01-21-2006, 12:40 AM
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Dear CDV....

Again you are coming to the same point from where all our colleagues put their expert opinions across.
We understood that your baseline programme is a conglomarate of different programmes, now at certain % progress, there would be some modifications to it.
You please first construct a modified programme (again as a simmilar conglomarate as previous), get it approved by Client, Update this schedule as ACTUALS at site (as recorded in previous programme), these updates will show some different %, but as the LOGIC of this programme & the actuals recored in previous programme were been accepted by the client, he will certainly agree with this NEW % to start a fresh.

Try this & keep us posted about the actual happenings.


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Hello Rahul and other colleagues,

Thanks a lot.. a Revised programmed has already been submitted and YES!! the real progress has been shown...

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Christian
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Dear Rahul,

I have also a doubt about the Revised base line schedule.
When we are revising the base line is it correct to apply actual progress as at data date and revise only remaining to be completed?

As I feel, after we submit the base line schedule if we have a change in scope, Change in activity sequence or we cannot achieve the plan rate of progress we want to add those effects to the original base line schedule and revise it. Here we are not update the actual progress of work avoiding to accept delay of work due to non-working or other effect that we cannot justify contractually.

Please advise me and correct me if I wrong. Others views also highly appreciated.

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