Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the best tasks to crash, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
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- Now that we have our custom table and view…for crashing, we'll insert the data from our team.…They'd like to crash task ID number nine to one day…at a cost of $2,000 in total.…That gives us a 240-day crash per day cost.…We'd also like to put in a crash for task ID number 10,…and they said that we could shorten that…if we add in some drying agent for, again, $2,000 more,…so we'll put that in and that could save us $500 per day.…
And lastly, on task 26,…they'd like to crash this task as well…and they believe it will save us two days,…so they want us to put a four-day crash duration…and at a cost of 4960 in total…at $680 per day.…Now, when you're crashing,…one of the most important choices to make…is which task is best to crash.…Obviously, we want to get the biggest bang…for the buck here,…so our $680 per day cost…is our largest cost per day,…so we'll crash that task first…and then we may choose to do others.…
Now, as we continue to update this table,…you can add in additional data for other tasks…that you might want to crash on the critical path.…
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- Managing auto-scheduled tasks
- Checking task links
- Adding lag and buffers
- Fixing an incomplete critical path
- Setting a baseline
- Using lead and lag times
- Fast-tracking and crashing tasks
- Adding resources
- Executing the schedule