Initial examination of the S-curves generated above reveal the following about
the status of the project.
- The project has grown in scope. (The Target S-curve finishes above the Baseline
- The project has slipped. (The Target S-curve finishes to the right of the
- The project is behind schedule. (The Actual S-curve sits below the Target
S-curve at the Cut Off Date)
Analysis of the Baseline and Target S-curve data reveals the project has grown
in scope by 12 man-hours, or 14.29%.
- i.e. Growth = Target MHs - Baseline MHs = 96 - 84 = 12
- i.e. Growth % = (Target MHs / Baseline MHs - 1) x 100% = (96 / 84 - 1) x 100%
Analysis of the Baseline and Target S-curve data reveals the project has slipped
by 1 day, or 20.00%.
- i.e. Slippage = Target Duration - Baseline Duration = 6 - 5 = 1
- i.e. Slippage % = (Target Duration / Baseline Duration - 1) x 100% = (6 / 5 - 1)
x 100% = 20.00%
According to MS Project, based on the Production Schedule the project is 50%
complete. MS Project calculates percentage complete based on durations, and does
not take into account man-hours assigned to each task. Analysis of the Actual
and Target S-curve data reveals the project is 53.13% complete as of the Cut Off
Date, while the project should be 59.38% complete.
- i.e. Actual % Complete = (Actual YTD Man Hours @ Cut Off Date / Target Man
Hours) x 100% = (51 / 96) x 100% = 53.13%
- i.e. Target % Complete = (Target YTD Man Hours @ Cut Off Date / Target Man
Hours) x 100% = (57 / 96) x 100% = 59.38%