Has your question already been answered?

Get a quicker response; before you post, why not search to see if it has already been answered

Negative Schedule Variance

4 replies [Last post]
Kannan CP
User offline. Last seen 5 days 11 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 254
Groups: None

Hi,

Is a negative schedule variance indicates that the project will not finish on time?

In my opinion NO. because, as of the reporting period, critical items planned values may be achieved and keeping the completion date on time. meantime few non critical activities may not be started on time, keeping the EV less than the PV.

So negative variance only indicates that the value of work done is not as much as of planned.

Share your opinion

Best Regards

Kannan

Replies

Patrick Weaver
User offline. Last seen 12 hours 11 min ago. Offline
Joined: 18 Jan 2001
Posts: 250
Groups: None

If you are not doing enough work there will eventually be a major issue -ve SV highlight this.

If you are not doing the right work there is a problem -ve Float highlights this. 

You need both sets of information (and their trends) to really understand the situation on a project. See: https://mosaicprojects.com.au/Resources_Papers_117.html

Zoltan Palffy
User offline. Last seen 4 days 3 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 1674

glad I could help 

Kannan CP
User offline. Last seen 5 days 11 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Posts: 254
Groups: None

agreed and thanks Zoltan..

Regards

Kannan

Zoltan Palffy
User offline. Last seen 4 days 3 hours ago. Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2009
Posts: 1674

negative float yes 

ngeative variance no because there can be float in the schedule that tyou are comparing against.