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i need info about shedule standard

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hisham mohamed
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hi

i ask information about any schedule standard , i really can not find one

pls share a link for schedule standard ( i heard about  DCMA | Defense Contract Management Agency but i really can not ind a link)

with regards

 

 

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thank a lot you are really nicy all of you thank again
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The only standard that I am aware of is the PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling available from www.pmi.org (and Amazon), plus there are chapters or sections in every project managment standard including the PMBOK and APM BoK.

There are a number of guides, two of the more recent are:

The CIOB Guide to the Management of Time in Complex Projects: http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Practice-Management-Complex-Projects/dp/144433493X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303433823&sr=8-1

And the USA Government Audit Office:  Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Schedules (GAO-12-120G)http://www.gao.gov/press/schedule_assessment_2012may30.htm

General guidance for good practice:

Numerous text books plus free papers at: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/Planning.html#Roles

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Rafael Davila
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I believe most of the standards that in disguise pretend to limit good practice above the recommendation of well established industry players are wrong and perhaps some of these attempted "standards" are developed by the less capable in the scheduling community.

I agree 100% + 10% with Ron Winter article.

http://www.ronwinterconsulting.com/DCMA_14-Point_Assessment.pdf

The prudent scheduler will not use the results of these checks as anything other than as a very general guide to further review. In this author’s opinion, the DCMA 14-Point Assessment tests appear to be a very uneven and immature view of a much more complex system of interlinking rules than is suggested by this protocol. It was not developed nor reviewed by a practicing body of peers.

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Hi Hisham, 

You are correct, the DCMA has a set of 14 checks or standards which many people follow.  Acumen has also developed a set of scheduling standards called the Fuse Schedule Index.  Both sets of standards look at things like use of constraints and lags, open ended activities, overly long durations, etc.  If you visit the Acumen Fuse group on planning planet you can see how your schedule scores against this set of standards. 

For further analysis, the full Acumen Fuse software provides you with not only this score but a list of activities failing the check (i.e. I not only find out what my score is, but get a list of the open ends, hard constraints, lags etc. that are driving that score)  - giving you a direct way to assess and improve your schedule quality.  If you like the DCMA's standards better- Acumen Fuse includes these as part of the 250 additional checks or metrics included in the software.   

I've included links below to help you browse through both sets of scheduling standards. 

Free Schedule Index Calculatorhttp://www.planningplanet.com/groups/499340/acumen-fuse

Fuse Schedule Index (Acumen's scheduling standards)- http://www.projectacumen.com/cloud/fuse-index/schedule 

Acumen Fuse project diagnostics software: http://www.projectacumen.com/fuse

DCMA 14 Point Assessment: http://www.projectacumen.com/fuse/industry-standards/dcma-14-point-assessment

I hope this helps!