Now, the whole world is pretty much in the same fix. Two years into this Covid era is very frustrating, bringing a bunch of physical, spiritual, behavioral, and moral problems with it. We all want this plague to humanity to end, but how can something end if the world’s top scientists don’t know where and how the virus started. Yes, the old saying said, “every beginning has an end.” What do you think will happen if nobody understands the beginning while the virus is possibly replicating to another strain like the Delta and the Omicron in real-time?
Let us pray together for world-wide physical and spiritual healing!
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries, the evening of the last day of the year, is on 31st December. The last day of the year is commonly referred to as “New Year’s Eve”.
In this challenging time of the pandemic, togetherness can be expressed in many ways. To those belonging in the same household, it’s your chance to savour the closeness that many can’t enjoy and few can boast of.
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The correctness, accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of a Project Schedule depend heavily on its quality. A good quality brings about project success. Good quality gives project managers a good handle on what needs doing. As such, he gets good results. Conversely, the consequences of a poor-quality schedule are practically endless. If unaddressed, the schedule remains counter-intuitive, disconnected, or disjointed, resulting in poor project control. Low quality produces a bad schedule not fit for quantitative risk analysis, making incorrect probability calculations. It will also likely generate a flawed critical path, influencing the project to focus on the wrong activities and priorities.
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Preparing for project’s Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis is like painting a wall. The wall preparation takes the longest before the final paint coat is applied. The last layer becomes as essential as sanding debris and covering all holes with joint compounds. Up to 80 percent of the Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (SQRA) effort is preparing the risk model. The remaining twenty percent (20%) is on the proper use of the tool, e.g., OPRA, previously called PertMaster, Deltek Acumen Risk, and others.
If the schedule is not of good quality and not modeled correctly, then the 80% effort amounted to nothing. The resulting assessment can become unreliable if not all wrong that it can derail the project!
A schedule accepted for risk analysis that dramatically deviates from the project execution plan creates troubling scenarios that keep project managers reasonably on edge.
One must not forget the cardinal rule that the schedule is a reflection of the plan.
If the construction execution plan violates the overall execution strategy, the project is a good candidate for failure. Everyone should be on deck and looking at the same goal if it is to succeed.
The talk of going back to work has been heating up in the last three months prior to August 2021. While we are all hoping to get back on track to pre-pandemic time, it is prudent to observe first what will happen for the rest of the year before declaring any form of normalcy in the get-back-to work order.
So the timeframe from now to the First Quarter of 2022 is the acid test. It will show where we are in this COVID19 situation. It looks like many Canadians are still in the category of most at risk despite having been vaccinated, so they’d probably like to see that there will be no resurgence of the pandemic in the coming winter months like what happened in the winter months of 2020.
The correctness, accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of a Schedule Quantitative Risk Analysis (SQRA) depends heavily on the quality of planning data used for input or, plainly, the quality of the project schedule.
A good quality schedule brings about good, and reliable quantitative results. Good quality begets good project management that begets good results.
The consequences of a poor-quality schedule are practically endless. If unaddressed, the schedule remains counter-intuitive, disconnected, or disjointed, resulting in poor project control.
The project calendar is a contentious element of a schedule. The challenge here is that the project schedules are often not talking about one or two calendars. The project, through the schedulers, has a nasty habit of creating numerous calendars.
I have reviewed one major project a few years back that had 11 calendars. The contractors prepared the sub-projects separately, thinking that each one will have a different calendar. The good thing is that, upon closer inspection, five of the eleven calendars were practically the same.
Many planners/schedulers do not take enough care of their schedule calendars. Taking on a new project schedule without inspecting the attributes of the assigned calendars becomes the norm.