1- Detailed Time Schedule:
The detailed time schedule is the core of the project management plan and it should be done by the following sequence :
A- From the B.O.Q we should be able to create the activity list which is simply a list of the activities required to execute the project without any durations or sequence.
B- From the project design drawings we will be able to understand the project elements and this will help us creating the initial Work Break Down Structure W.B.S, W.B.S is “Is the process of subdividing project deliverable and work into smaller, more manageable components. and Each descending level of the WBS represents an increasingly detailed definition of the project work.”
Sample of the WBS ( I prefer to create the WBS in primavera and the below picture showing how it looks like in primavera P6)
C: now we should combine the activity list with the WBS i.e (if we have an activity for the reinforcement concrete slab , and we have in our WBS four floors, it means we need to repeat this activity four times one activity for each floor), This exercise could be done in primavera directly, However i prefer to do it in excel first because the excel is more flexible and contains lot of formulas which will help us to divide the quantities for each activity and estimate the budget cost and resources which we will need later on. Therefore the next step is to create activity list in WBS order with quantities distribution and budget cost this is called cost loading (See example of cost loading in the below photo)
D: After creating the cost loading we will go further to create our time frame using primavera and start filling the WBS we have created earlier in item No. B with the activities as per item no. C (This step could be done by importing the activities directly from excel to primavera which i will explain in details later on, check primavera section.) ,activities durations and activities relationships and run the schedule and adjust the durations and relationships to achieve the project milestones and completion dates.
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