Subject Matter Expert series on Project Controls

How To: Categorize, Analyze and Report Project Construction Delays

Construction Delays are unplanned events that happen during both work planning and execution that result in a cost and/or schedule variance to the original project plan. Delays can impact your project cost and extend your project delivery schedule. Delays may also result in litigation if there is a dispute over who was responsible for the project delay – so it is critical to capture, analyze and resolve project delays quickly, and know who is responsible for each delay. Capturing, assessing and reporting on delays is a standard project management process to manage the unplanned events that happen during the planning and execution of any major project.

How To: Calculate Earned Value Management (EVM) and Read S-Curve Reports

Project Managers on construction and maintenance projects need a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Earned Value Management (EVM or Earned Value Analysis – EVA) and how to produce an S-Curve report to update stakeholders on the project’s health. EVM is a standard project management process that measures your project’s progress and performance by combining scope, schedule and cost – the iron triangle of Project Management – into an integrated system of monitoring and reporting.