Typical Attributes of a Phantom Schedule

Some of the typical attributes of a Phantom Schedule are as follow:

1) Secret (unknown to the other contracting party)

2) It is a simplified version of the contract schedule

3) Considered more reliable and accurate

4) Viewed as a validation schedule that provides better forecasts5.

5) Updated in the background by sponsoring party

6) Decision-making tool by sponsoring party. Management decisions are no longer based on the forecast of the current contract schedule.

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The Phantom Schedule

A phantom schedule (ghost schedule) is a non-official schedule prepared behind the official scheduling scene. The timing of its creation can be anywhere between project start date to completion. The urgency governing its creation depends largely on the specific purpose and necessity to which it was created.

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FREE WHITE PAPER NO.6 : Ten Cardinal Rules to Good Schedule Baseline Management

A project that does not have a clear understanding on how to manage schedule baselines cannot expect to manage time…

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FREE WHITE PAPER: “EFFECTS OF CONSTRAINTS ON THE CRITICAL PATH”

FREE WHITE PAPER: “EFFECTS OF CONSTRAINTS ON THE CRITICAL PATH” Constraints imposed on schedule activities are multiple limitations that can…

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