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Delay Analysis

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Umer Mehmood
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Dear Friend ,

i am working on project which has been delayed from start as the work from hold by the client in the beginning.

The baseline was approved , however after the resumption of work the contractor made a new schedule by changing , adding , deleting some activities in the schedule .however the said schedule was not approved by the client since the client didnt agree on completion date . however the client allow use of it to monitor site progress .

Now at the end of project , in order to make retrospect analysis which schedule should be updated .

the problem is baseline is not reflecting the actual work

Please advise 




Zoltan Palffy
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a baseline will never reflact the actual work. The baseline is the plan and the actual is what actually happended. 

I would do 2 what if secenerios

1. I would take the approved schedule then change the start date to the new start date and push out the end date for as many days that the start of the work was delayed. 

2. Take the revised schedule and compare actuals against that.

3. Where did the project actually finish in relationship to the approved baseline and the unapproved revised schedule.

4. There has to be a reason that the client did not agree on the completion date.

a. If no additional scope was added or deleted then start date would be revised to what it was and the completion date should move to the right for the same number of days that start date moved to the right.

There can be some exceptions here depending on how far the start date moved to the right. For example if it pushed seasonal work or temperature sensative work such as paving or landscaping into another season this could extend the completion date longer than the start date was delayed. Durations may have changed due to time of year now when the work is begin perfomed. 

b. The contractor needs to justify why the completion date did not move to the right for the same amount of time that the start date slipped to the right.