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Larry Christofaro
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Martin, great question. When you say delay, do you mean cushion, contingency, or additional slack (that’s different than a delay)? Key is not to give it to your team tasks. This time is to cover unknowns, problems, changes, etc. People will spend the time given to them, and you won’t have time when you really need it.

I would suggest setting up contingency at the end of the project or for each phase or specific deliverables. This is your time for if/when your project doesn’t go as planned. If you really want a cool method of applying contingency at a phase level, take a look at the following link: http://www.epmsolutionpartners.com/2012/04/managing-schedule-contingency.html I use it when managing slack is important. Good luck…