time in project management

time in project management

Time in project management or Time-Cost Trade-Off:

is the relationshipClaim Digger Baseline Schedule V.S Revised Schedule Comparison Tool. Read more ... » between activityMethods to estimate task and activity duration. Read more ... » timeCompleting projects in record time. Read more ... » and costCost and Costing. Read more ... ». by assigning more workers  to a particular activity will normally result in a shorter duration. greater speed may result in higher costsCost and Costing. Read more ... » and lower qualityWhich is cheaper, cost of quality or cost of poor quality?. Read more ... », however. In this topic, we shall consider the impacts of time and cost trade-offs in activitiesL1-Create,Define Activities and WBS from Bill of Quantities BOQ. Read more ... ».


Why do we need to reduce project timeDetermining project duration of engineering projects. Read more ... » and what is the value of time in project managementThe Book that you MUST Read in Project Management. Read more ... »?

Finish the project in a predefined deadline date

Recover early delaysDelays in Construction Projects in KSA. Read more ... » to avoid liquidated damages

Free key resources early for other projectsCompleting projects. Read more ... »

Avoid adverse weather conditions that might affect productivity

Receive an early completionCompleting projects in record time. Read more ... »-bonus

Improve project cash flowproject management plan from Planning Engineer Point of View. Read more ... » by the schedulingProject scheduling. Read more ... » techniquesWhy Project management and project management plan. Read more ... » ( reduce project durationUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... »)


What is the way to reduce activity durationMethods to estimate task and activity duration. Read more ... »?

time management project

time management project

by Working extended hours (Over time)

Offering incentive payments to increase the productivity

Using additional resources

Using materials with faster installation methods

Using alternate construction methods or sequence


Activity Time-Cost Relationship:

Total project costs include both direct costsCost and Costing. Read more ... » and indirect costsCost Management for Engineers-Cost Terms. Read more ... » of performing the activities of the project. Direct costs for the project include  the costs of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractors. Indirect costs, on the other hand, are the necessary costs of doing workCompleting projects. Read more ... » which can not be related to a particular activity, and in some cases can not be related to a specific project

Decreasing activity duration will increase its cost which related to Project direct cost = summation of direct cost of individual activities.

Decreasing activity duration will decreases Project indirect cost = daily indirect cost x project duration.

time in project management is very valuable factor and we use time management project to find the point between direct cost and indirect cost which equal to minimum cost of the project or Optimum Duration.project management time.


Shortening Project Duration (Optimum Duration):

Start by shortening the activity duration on the critical pathUnderstand how scheduling tools works-Draw network diagram yourself. Read more ... » which has the least cost slope and not been shortened to its crash duration.

The cost increase due to activity shortening is calculated a cost slope multiplied by the time of time units shortened.

Continue until no further shortening is possible, and then the crash point is reached.

The results may be represented graphically by plotting project completionCompleting projects in record time. Read more ... » time against cumulative cost increase.

Project Time-Cost Relationship

Project Time-Cost Relationship

using time management project techniques you should be able to identify the Optimum Duration as shown in the figure on the right.

The objective of the time-cost trade-off analysis is to reduce the original project duration, determined form the critical path analysis, to  meet a specific deadline, with the least cost.

time in project management is critical in today’s market-driven economy.


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  • Hasan Jlelaty Reply

    thank you

    Feb 3, 2013 at 7:12 am

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