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Tag Archives: schedule risk

Designated Drivers

There has been a lot of talk this year about the use of drivers in schedule risk analysis. The idea is that the correlations between task durations are the result of one or more outside influences (the drivers) and that their influence on task duration can and should be modeled directly. As a software vendor,…

Manage Scheduling Contingency

At many of the training sessions I’ve taught I’ve received a lot of questions about how to handle contingency. This is a great topic to share. Let’s start with a short explanation of the different types of contingency. Sources may differ, but they tend to define two general types of contingency: Contingency reserve: The cost…

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