By: Rodel dC. Natividad, Jr.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


"A display of cumulative costs, labor hours or other quantities plotted against time. The name derives from the S-like shape of the curve, flatter at the beginning and end and steeper in the middle, which is typical of most projects. The beginning represents a slow, deliberate but accelerating start, while the end represents a deceleration as the work runs out.“
“R. Max Wideman”

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2013 3 .SAMPLE S-CURVE Sunday. March 10.

Man Hours versus Time S-curve Costs versus Time S-curve Baseline S-curve Actual S-curve Target S-curve Value and Percentage S-curves Sunday. 2013 4 . March 10.

It shows cumulative man hours expended over time for the duration of the project. As man-hours are a product of manpower and working hours. variations.The Man Hours versus Time S-curve is appropriate for projects that are labor intensive. delays and disruptions. etc. 2013 5 . these may be adjusted together or individually in an attempt to keep the project on schedule. March 10. Projects may require additional man-hours to finish on time due to low productivity. rework. Sunday.

(Time) Sunday. 2013 6 . March 10.e.Ordinate Resources i.e. (Manpower) Manpower vs Time S-Curve Abscissa Constraint i.

Construct the baseline S-Curve of the given network diagram below B-2d 5 2 E-3d 5 1 A-5d 4 3 D-6d 4 4 G-2d 3 6 C-4d 5 5 F-3d 4 Sunday. March 10. 2013 7 .

March 10. 2013 8 .Construct a Gantt Chart showing all of the activities start and finish. Sunday.

March 10. 2013 9 .Plot the Baseline S-Curve Sunday.

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This schedule is referred to as the Baseline Schedule. This S-curve reflects the planned progress of the project. delayed start).g. From this schedule. Sunday. 2013 11 . If the project requirements change prior to commencement (e. the Baseline Schedule may require revision to reflect the changed requirements. March 10. a Baseline S-curve is generated. a schedule is prepared outlining the proposed allocation of resources and the timing of tasks necessary to complete the project within a set time frame and budget. change of scope.Prior to project commencement.

and any revisions made to tasks yet to commence or not yet completed. From this schedule. Over Budget). Under Budget). the Target S-curve will meet the Baseline S-curve at the end of the project (On Time. Sunday. On Budget) or finish below and to the left of the Baseline S-curve (Early. In reality. a Target S-curve may be generated. March 10. it is not uncommon for the Target S-curve to finish above and to the right of the Baseline S-curve (Late. Changes are continually made to the Production Schedule (which is originally the same as the Baseline Schedule). In an ideal world. This S-curve reflects the ideal progress of the project if all tasks are completed as currently scheduled. modification of the Baseline Schedule is usually required. The production schedule reflects the actual progress of the project to date.Following project commencement. 2013 12 .

an Actual S-curve may be generated. This S-curve reflects the actual progress of the project to date. and may be compared with the Baseline and Target S-curves to determine how the project is progressing.The production schedule is updated on a regular basis throughout the duration of the project. 2013 13 . Sunday. At the completion of the project. the Actual S-curve will meet the Target S-curve. Using this information. This is the date the Production Schedule was last updated. the Actual S-curve will terminate at the Cut Off Date. These updates include the revision of percentage complete for each task to date. During the project. March 10.

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March 10. 2013 17 . Also.Construct the baseline. slippage. and actual S-Curve of the diagram and data below. determine the growth. target. 1 Task 1 3 Task 2 3 2 Task 3 3 3 Sunday. and progress of the Project.

2013 18 .Activity A B C Duration Baseline Men-Hours Baseline Men-Hours Per day Task/Day A B First Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day C Total per day Year-to-Date Total Sunday. March 10.

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March 10.Project schedule Sunday. 2013 20 .

Activity 1 2 3 Duration % complete Men-Hours Baseline Men-Hours Per day 100 50 25 24 36 36 Task/Day 1 2 First Day Second Day Third Day Fourth Day Fifth Day Sixth Day 3 Total per day Year-to-Date Total Sunday. March 10. 2013 21 .

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2013 23 . March 10.Task name Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Man hours 24 36 36 % complete 100 50 25 Status Duration to date Man hours to date Task/Day 1 2 3 First Day Second Day Third Day Total per day Year-to-Date Total Sunday.

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(The Actual S-curve sits below the Target S-curve at the Cut Off Date) Sunday. The project has slipped. (The Target S-curve finishes above the Baseline S-curve) 2. 1. March 10. The project has grown in scope.Initial examination of the S-curves generated above reveal the following about the status of the project. 2013 26 . The project is behind schedule. (The Target S-curve finishes to the right of the Baseline S-curve) 3.

March 10.Operations keeps the lights on. 2013 27 . Joy Gumz For more information just go to the following links for the copy of the report and solution to worked problems Sunday. but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward. strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel.

2013 28 . Sunday. March 10.Thank You for Listening!.