Scheduling Program was originally designed specifically for residential
tract builders, but is often used for other types of project
management as well. (Some
examples include new model openings, land development, pre-development
and mapping.) The program tracks the progress of construction, forecasts
completion dates, and tracks lost days while taking into account
weekends, holidays, and crew limitations.
If a critical date in the schedule is missed, the remainder of
the project is automatically reforecast.
program uses "critical path logic" to reforecast
the entire schedule based upon the actual completion dates of
each task in the schedule. Not
only are lost days tracked, but also the reasons for the lost days. At the completion of a job, the variances can be understood
both in terms of where the delays occurred as well as why.
program uses a master schedule for each
subdivision or product line, and then "clones" it each
time a new phase of construction is released.
Each Phase schedule shows the lot and block, plan, and permit
number for every home.
project manager can print either a full schedule for the Phase or a "Mini-schedule"
for a specific time period, for example, the next week. This "mini-schedule" is often provided to
sub-contractors for their work load planning.
addition to the current schedule, a separate lost days report keeps track of the original schedule, the
number of lost days by trade, and the reason for days lost.
option cutoff dates
projected and actual cutoff dates to The
update closing projections
and cash flow projections by linking projected completion dates to The
accompanying report writer to create your own custom reports
such as days lost by reason, or subcontractor, or superintendent, or . .
other scheduling software that is difficult to learn, anyone with modest
Excel experience can learn
the entire program in less than one hour.
And Superintendents with no computer experience can learn to
update schedules in less than fifteen minutes.