Guild of Project Controls: Compendium | Roles | Assessment | Certifications | Membership

Tips on using this forum..

(1) Explain your problem, don't simply post "This isn't working". What were you doing when you faced the problem? What have you tried to resolve - did you look for a solution using "Search" ? Has it happened just once or several times?

(2) It's also good to get feedback when a solution is found, return to the original post to explain how it was resolved so that more people can also use the results.

Activity-based scheduling or Location-based scheduling

3 replies [Last post]
Karl Agustsson
User offline. Last seen 13 years 15 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 2 Oct 2008
Posts: 7
Groups: None
Activity-based scheduling or Location-based scheduling Survey

Please copy this link into a browser

Please note that this is not a formal test on the programs but just a personal survey I’m doing for my final project.

Best regards

Karl Agustsson
Tel: +45 28 92 10 01
Constructing Architect student
VIA university
Horsens, Denmark


User offline. Last seen 5 years 23 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 31 Aug 2010
Posts: 9


  It all depends in what dirrection you are choosing to track your activity deliverable. I don't think either of them takes preference over the other, they have their basic importance..



Rockzy Sales
User offline. Last seen 13 years 16 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 19 Dec 2010
Posts: 19
Groups: None


Karl, are you trying to determine which WBS layout is more effective?.... by Phase or by Location or by trade?

I agree to what Trevor said. Furthermore, its about how you can control your schedule properly. Every project is different.



the Rock

Trevor Rabey
User offline. Last seen 1 year 25 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 29 Nov 2005
Posts: 530
Groups: None
Please provide some background explanation.
What is "activity based scheduling" and "location based scheduling", and how are they similar or different?
In what way are they more or less equivalent choices?

Project management is essentially about managing Tasks ("activities" if you like). It is not primarily about locations, trades, quantities or anything else. If you are not managing Tasks you are not doing project management, and it won’t work.

Will your survey produce any meaningful results?
Don’t the questions in the survey assume that the person answering the questions knows what these things are, are fully fluent with the software tools and are in a position to make an objective comparison, rather than just clicking on radio buttons.