What is compression in project management?

What is schedule compression in project management?

According to PMBOK, schedule compression shortens the project schedule without changing the project scope, to meet schedule constraints, imposed dates, or other schedule objectives.

What are the two types of schedule compression?

The two main types of schedule compression are crashing and fast-tracking.

What are two techniques used to compress a project schedule?

Schedule compression refers to a series of techniques used to shorten the duration of a project without compromising the result. Common schedule compression techniques include crashing, fast-tracking and resource reallocation.

What is crashing PMP?

PMI defines Crashing as “Taking action to decrease the total project durations after analyzing a number of alternatives to determine how to get the maximum duration compression for the least cost” (PMI, 2000 p. 200). An example of Crashing would be to add more resources or provide overtime (PMI, 2000 p75).

Why is float important to calculate?

It helps with scheduling tasks by showing how much a tasks can be moved around on the schedule without changing the project completion date. float is the amount of time a non-critical task can be moved around in the schedule without changing the critical path.

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