Mar 16

E413: Managing The Schedule In The Field

Good communication is key to managing a project schedule in the field.


  1. Going from planning to execution
    1. Gantt charts provide a high-level view of the schedule
    2. Lack the details needed for proper field coordination
    3. Make the connection and keep you projects on schedule
  2. The troubles we encounter with typical Gantt chart schedules in the field
    1. Overall project schedule is too vague for construction
    2. Often lack the overlap and trade coordination
    3. Misunderstood by the trades
  3. Get it right with better communication
    1. Field information needs more detail and is more task oriented
    2. Field information needs to have milestones
    3. Be clear on expectations

A great tool for this is a 3-Week Look-Ahead Schedule like the one provided in the resource tab.