IJIMT 2019 Vol.10(1): 27-32 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2019.10.1.831

Development of Schedule Float Calculation Program

Chi-Yun Ke and Jyh-Bin Yang
Abstract— Schedule planning for construction projects is usually performed by critical path method, by which critical path(s) and activity floats in a schedule are generated for performing necessary management actions. Some project managers do not make good use of the critical path(s) and floats, because they might have misunderstanding on obtained information or incorrect results. Schedule floats is handily for use through commercial project management software (PMS). However, available PMSs provide total float and free float only. This study first reviews various float types in literature and PMSs, and then clarifies the correct float calculation methods. After that, a schedule float calculation program is developed in this study. The developed float calculation program is the basis for possible float management applications. With that, project managers can manage schedule more correctly and efficiently.

Index Terms— Project management, critical path method, float, float management.

Chi-Yun Ke and Jyh-Bin Yang are with Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering and Management, National Central University, Taiwan (e-mail: accentcraft910345@gmail.com, jyhbin@ncu.edu.tw).

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Cite: Chi-Yun Ke and Jyh-Bin Yang, " Development of Schedule Float Calculation Program," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 27-32, 2019.

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